Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Associate Director, National Toxicology Program (NTP) and
Scientific Director, Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP)
NIEHS is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated thought leader to serve as Associate Director, National Toxicology Program (NTP), and Scientific Director, Division of the NTP. The NTP (headquartered at NIEHS) is an interagency program of the NIH, U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), whose mission is to evaluate agents of public health concern by developing and applying tools of modern toxicology, molecular biology, and computational science. The NTP performs a wide array of in vivo and in vitro toxicological research through contracts, interagency collaborations, and in-house capabilities. In addition, the program is responsible for developing and publishing the Congressionally-mandated Report on Carcinogens in accordance with the Public Health Service Act, providing support for the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) in compliance with the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000, and performing systematic reviews on a wide variety of public health topics through its Office of Health Assessment and Translation. The NTP is an active partner and driving force in the Tox21 interagency collaboration to transform toxicology into a predictive science. Additional information can be found on the NTP website (https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/) and in the NTP 2015 Annual Report (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/annualreport/2015/index.html).
We are looking for applicants with a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a large, dynamic, and diverse program in solving 21st century public health challenges. He/she will have the opportunity to develop and implement a strategic framework to advance the science of toxicology in support of the NTP’s public health mission, accommodating cutting-edge technological advances and rapid translation of scientific findings. If desired, the incumbent would be eligible for consideration as an NIEHS Senior Investigator appointment, with his/her own independent research group.
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or equivalent) and will be an internationally recognized expert in environmental health sciences with a broad scientific knowledge of experimental toxicology, carcinogenesis, toxicological pathology, mechanistic toxicology, computational toxicology, epidemiology, regulatory science, public health translation, and/or other relevant discipline. Further, candidates must possess a demonstrated ability to assemble, motivate, and lead a talented multidisciplinary staff charged with addressing a wide range of public health challenges. Finally, the candidate must possess the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders (e.g., employees, academia, industry/trade groups, animal welfare organizations, non-government organizations (NGOs), the public, members of the media, and Congress).
The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments with full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent).
Equal Opportunity Employment:
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.
Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure:
The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes, as well as agency-specific regulations described at http://ethics.od.nih.gov/default.htm. We encourage applicants to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.
Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on foreign education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.
NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
How to Apply:
Applications for this position will be accepted November 21, 2016 through January 31, 2017 (submission deadline may be extended if needed). Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, brief description of relevant research and administrative leadership experience (two-page maximum), and statement of vision (two-page maximum) to the DNTP Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference vacancy number AC-1288, and your name in the subject line of your email submission. For further information about the position, please contact Mark Miller, Ph.D. at email@example.com.
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Web sites of interest for Chemical Toxicology job seekers
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Society of Toxicology
The SOT website has a valuable Resource Guide to Careers in Toxicology