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Director, Division of Translational Research

The National Institute of Mental Health, a major research 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 Director, Division of Translational Research (DTR). This position provides overall scientific, programmatic, and administrative leadership for an extramural grants and contracts portfolio of approximately $350 million and manages a staff of over 20 individuals ( The DTR Director is responsible for developing a vision for research and training aimed at understanding the pathophysiology of mental illness that takes into account a neurodevelopmental perspective. The Director is also charged with hastening the translation of behavioral science and neuroscience advances into innovations in clinical care and prevention strategies. Finally, the Director should have a keen appreciation for how these efforts are linked, in turn, to services and interventions research on mental illnesses, and what the implications are for the positioning and stewardship of a grants and contracts portfolio that helps set the national agenda for research on mental illnesses.

Applicants must possess an M.D. with a specialty in psychiatry and/or a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, or related discipline with broad senior-level research experience and experience in direct administration of a research program. Applicants should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, as distinguished individuals of outstanding scientific competence.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments, and full Federal benefits, including leave, health insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, including a brief description of research experience, contact information for at least three references, and a curriculum vitae and bibliography to: Chair, Search Committee for Director, DTR, at or at 6001 Executive Blvd. Room 8125, MSC 9669, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Rockville, MD 20852 for express or courier service). Acceptance of applications will take place between September 24, 2014 and October 3, 2014.

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.