|Title||Director, Office of Dietary Supplements|
|Organization||National Institutes of Health|
The National Institutes for Health is looking for exceptional candidates to lead and coordinate scientific research in dietary supplements and to assess the scientific status and opportunities in dietary supplements research that would benefit public health. This is an exciting opportunity to coordinate scientific research within the NIH relating to dietary supplements and the extent to which the use of dietary supplements can limit or reduce the risk of a variety of diseases; collect and compile the results of scientific research relating to dietary supplements; serve as the principal advisor to the Secretary and to the Assistant Secretary for Health and provide advice to the Director of the National Institutes of Health, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs on issues relating to dietary supplements; compile a database of scientific research on dietary supplements and individual nutrients; maintain a public database of NIH research support that examines the relationship between dietary supplements and disease prevention; and coordinate funding relating to dietary supplements for the NIH.
In this role, you will lead the NIH effort to assess research gaps, encourage, and facilitate evidence-based scientific studies necessary for a full understanding of the benefits and the risks of dietary supplements and will collaborate with other Federal agencies and the private sector to develop and initiate a national research agenda and programs focused on dietary supplements. Successful candidates will have outstanding communication, strong program management, executive leadership, and relationship building skills which are essential to the formulation of initiatives, resources, and policies that promote research on dietary supplements. Extensive experience in dietary supplement or nutrition research is required. Clinical and/or translational research experience is desirable, but not required. Candidates must have an M.D, Ph.D. or equivalent. Candidates with a range of experience are welcome, including from the private and public sectors.
We are looking for applicants with senior-level experience who have a commitment to excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. The successful candidate for this Title 42 position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications. Full Federal benefits will be provided including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent).