Director, Office of Data Science and Emerging Technologies
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Office of the Director
Office of Science Management and Operations
Office of Data Science and Emerging Technologies
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader to be the director, Office of Data Science and Emerging Technologies (ODSET). ODSET provides centralized leadership in coordinating, planning, and executing bioinformatics and related omics and emerging technology programs, initiatives, and activities across NIAID. The goal of this centralized leadership is to enhance NIAID's capabilities to accelerate scientific discoveries and facilitate clinical translational research and applications to understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.
The ODSET director serves as the principal advisor to the NIAID director and senior leadership on the development of a strategic framework for the expanding data sets generated by NIAID-funded basic and clinical research; represents NIAID as the senior bioinformatics and data science leader at national and international meetings and workshops; and oversees and manages office operations and staff. In addition, as an expert advisor on identifying and implementing key scientific priorities and initiatives for NIAID in data science, including data management infrastructure and advanced computational tools, the incumbent serves as the associate director for data science reporting to the NIAID director.
The ODSET director provides senior scientific expertise in data science, bioinformatics, omics, clinical informatics, mathematical modeling, predictive signatures of health and disease, and precision medicine and related technologies and uses experience in applying this expertise to infectious and/or immune-mediated diseases to leverage large-scale and diverse data and expedite new knowledge to turn basic and clinical research discoveries into clinical applications. The incumbent has the following responsibilities:
- Leads the development of data-driven solutions with multidisciplinary teams to understand clinical needs and diseases, using predictive modeling and analytics to enhance clinical decisions
- Provides leadership in U.S. and international data sharing, access, and release efforts related to findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) principles, security, privacy, and data ownership
- Creates an environment for sharing basic and clinical data sets for scientists, clinicians, and patients
The successful candidate will be an intellectual leader on a broad range of evolving data science, biomedical informatics, and related emerging technologies as applied to infectious and/or immune-mediated disease research in NIAID’s complex portfolio. The successful candidate will also have a vision for future directions and potential that data science and bioinformatics have to transform and improve public health.
- M.D. or Ph.D. in a biomedical science with demonstrated scientific expertise that spans multiple disciplines including microbial and host genomics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and emerging technologies (e.g., sequencing, proteomics, structural genomics, clinical biomarker discovery, biomedical informatics, metabolomics)
- Experience in the application of concepts, practices, requirements, and policies of data science, bioinformatics, omics, and related emerging technologies to infectious and/or immune-mediated disease research
- Experience developing data infrastructure, platforms, and knowledge-based solutions; recommending data-driven solutions using predictive modeling and analytics; coordinating bioinformatics and emerging technology programs; and designing infectious, immunologic, and allergic disease databases
- Leadership experience in organizing and managing multidisciplinary groups in developing data science and data sharing strategies and initiatives
- Experience in establishing successful partnerships with a broad range of agencies and non-federal organizations
- Experience in establishing and implementing guiding principles and policies for rapid public release of diverse data sets for the biomedical community’s easy access to data sets and tools
Provide your curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a two- to three-page statement explaining your reasons for being interested in the position and the specific scientific and leadership expertise and experience you will bring to the position. Submit your application by email to NIAID-OD-ODSETDir-Apply@mail.nih.gov.
Applications will be accepted from October 30 to November 3, 2020. Up to three letters of professional reference may be required as the recruitment process progresses.
Email NIAID-OD-ODSETDir-Apply@mail.nih.gov with questions or for more information about the position.
All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will be reviewed only by individuals authorized by NIAID as part of the recruitment. The successful candidate will be appointed under the Title 42(f) authority at a salary commensurate with experience. A full package of benefits is also available, including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; annual and sick leave; and a thrift savings plan (401K equivalent).
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