Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Division of Intramural Research, Office of the Scientific Director
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) announces an exciting opportunity to shape the use of information technology for scientific exploration, discovery, and translation. We are seeking an outstanding leader who will fully harness advances in scientific computing and scientific information technology to support and strengthen our research programs.
The Division of Intramural Research is seeking an accomplished scientist in information technology to take on a leadership position as the NIEHS Scientific Information Officer (SIO). This individual will head the Office of Scientific Computing (OSC) and will lead a team that is directly focused on scientific information technology. Responsibilities include strategic planning and management, scientific and high-performance computing, training, and functioning as a liaison with other parts of NIH, other federal agencies, and with other organizations. The successful candidate will work with scientific and technology leaders within NIEHS to establish and maintain an information technology infrastructure that supports a vast variety of biomedical computing priorities ensuring NIEHS remains a leader in applying technology for scientific collaboration and discovery.
The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) with a record of accomplishment in information technology support to a scientific enterprise as well as application to basic and clinical research. The position, due to its cross-cutting nature, requires an individual who is highly collaborative, comfortable tackling information technology interests in a scientifically diverse environment, has strong oral and written communication skills, can build and manage a team, and who keeps abreast of the most current technological advances in support of both scientific and enterprise information technology strategy.
Knowledge of the following areas is highly desired: academic and federal scientific culture, information technology solution development in the research and research administration space, government information technology security principles, clinical and basic research data management strategies, high-performance computing systems, scientific- and data-driven computational approaches, and content management systems. A suitable candidate may receive supporting resources and allocate up to 20% of their effort toward leading independent research. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. More detailed information about the NIEHS Division of Intramural Research may be found on the Intramural Research Division webpage.
How to Apply:
Applications for this position will be accepted from June 3, 2020 through August 1, 2020. Interested applicants should submit the following: cover letter highlighting key qualifications; current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography; names and addresses of three references; and a one-page summary stating the applicant's philosophy for supporting the information technology needs of a scientifically diverse community and accomplishments in supporting information technology and scientific computing in a dynamic research setting as ONE (1) combined PDF to Bonnie J. Earnhardt. Please reference vacancy number AC1395 and your name in the subject line of your email submission. Please include in your CV a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. The selection committee will begin evaluating applications on July 6, 2020. Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted. Do not include your birth date, social security number (SSN), or personal photograph on application materials.
Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity:
The NIH NIEHS encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. The NIEHS will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.
Do not include your birth date, social security number (SSN), or personal photograph on application materials. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.