Supervisory Public Health Scientist/Medical Advisor
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
April 12, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Supervisory Public Health Scientist/Medical Advisor. The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge and expertise to facilitate the mission of the NIEHS, which is to discover how the environment affects people to promote healthier lives. NIEHS is responsible for planning, conducting and fostering an integrated program of basic, translational, and clinical research on the impact of the environment on human disease, and carries out public health and education programs.
This position reports to the Director, NIEHS, is located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD., and will function as the supervisor of an office with six permanent staff, several program contracts and contractors, and an annual budget of $2.5 million. The office has many programmatic responsibilities that include oversight and coordination of the NIEHS Global Environmental Health Program, the WHO Risk Assessment Network, and the coordination and funding for the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine research forums and committees. This position is also responsible for leading and managing investments in the rapidly evolving NIH Disaster Research Response Program, a trans-NIH Program focused on research to improve response, recovery, and future preparedness to disasters.
Candidates must have an M.D. or equivalent medical degree, medical board certification or eligibility in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, experience supervising senior professionals, extensive experience collaborating, partnering and communicating both across the institutes or centers at the NIH and with the executive branches of other Federal agencies. The ideal candidate will have the expertise and credibility in leading the development of policies, strategic initiatives, communications, and building stakeholder engagement to support and further NIEHS research priorities and goals. Demonstration of substantive clinical expertise and scholarship, including recognition and publications in occupational and environmental health, toxicology, epidemiology, exposure science, applied public health research, and basic science research, from bench to public health, are also necessary for this position.
Because activities routinely involve interaction with technical experts, researchers, government officials, and others across the nation and in the international arena, demonstrated experience with congressional briefings, partnering with clinical, environmental and disease advocacy groups, briefing high level officials on environmental health issues and serving on national committees (e.g., National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine) is highly desirable. Experience and skills relating to the NIEHS strategic priorities in national disaster management, disaster research and global environmental health are also highly desirable.
The Senior Medical Advisor represents or serves as Acting Scientific Executive on behalf of the Director or Institute, as needed, including representation on White House, Office of Science & Technology Policy Committees and Subcommittees. The Senior Medical Advisor and staff serve as the NIEHS representatives and consultants to the HHS Assistant Secretary of Health and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness on matters related to environmental health. In representing the NIEHS mission and leadership objectives, the Senior Medical Advisor engages with senior leadership of other NIH Institutes, Federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations. As such, the effective fulfillment of this position has significant national and international impacts related to environmental health research and influences far-reaching public health policies.
This position will be filled under a Title 42 (f) excepted service appointment. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A recruitment or relocation bonus may be available, and relocation expenses may be paid. A full package of Federal Civil Service benefits is available including: retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, and full contact details for three references. In addition, applicants are asked to prepare two statements: a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (please limit both statements to two pages each). Applications should be sent electronically to Leslie Lynch at email@example.com. Please reference job code: SPL-NIEHS-10 in the subject line to ensure proper delivery.
Information about the NIEHS can be found at https://www.niehs.nih.gov/. NIEHS will accept applications from April 12, 2018 through May 11, 2018.
You may contact Leslie Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and for more information about this vacancy.
DHHS, NIH, NIEHS are Equal Opportunity Employers
Internal Number: SPL-NIEHS-10
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