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  • May 22, 2020 15:25 | Kin Wong (Administrator)


    Director, Office of Translational Initiatives and Program Innovations (OTIPI)

    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Office of Translational Initiatives and Program Innovations (OTIPI). NIDA's mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is to advance translational research and innovation in the biomedical and health sciences.  The second is to drive growth in biomedical and health sciences entrepreneurial communities in the area of addiction science, ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination of research results to improve practice and inform policy related to drug abuse and addiction.  OTIPI is charged with maximizing NIH-funded basic and clinical science through the development of novel funding opportunities, product development, and entrepreneurial training.  OTIPI partners with NIDA intramural and extramural divisions to accelerate the transition of research discoveries into new devices, diagnostics, drugs, and research tools. The Office supports a broad portfolio of grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and prizes. Areas of scientific application include medications (drugs and biologics), devices, healthcare diagnostics, research tools, platform technologies, and health IT-based service and treatment research, all with high potential for translation. OTIPI is also responsible for NIDA’s partnership and funding activities with early-stage start-ups in industry-shifting technology areas (e.g., artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, digital health, virtual reality/augmented reality, data security, and gaming). 

    The Director of OTIPI reports to the NIDA Director and leads an institute-wide effort to (1) advance translational research and innovation in the biomedical and health sciences, and (2) drive growth in biomedical and health sciences entrepreneurial communities in area of addiction science. The OTIPI Director provides executive leadership and vision for trans-NIDA biomedical translation research programs.  He/she formulates and implements plans and policies to carry out the OTIPI’s mission and oversees collaborative research efforts with other NIDA divisions, government agencies, and private industries. The OTIPI Director manages a total annual budget of $64M, which includes $48.7M for grants, $10M for translational programs, $4M for research and development contracts, $1.1M for research management and support, and $190K for novel funding authorities such as challenges and prize competitions.  To carry out this work, the OTIPI Director manages six scientific staff, determines resource allocations, and manages staffing to ensure that mission goals are achieved. The OTIPI Director also serves as the lead NIDA representative to professional societies and the advocacy community by attending meetings and conferences, giving presentations to scientific and advocacy groups, and engaging in discussions with relevant stakeholders. 


    The NIDA seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to assist in leading a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D. or equivalent degree and should have research experience and national renown in a field that is relevant to drug abuse and addiction. In addition, he/she must possess experience that demonstrates the ability to manage and lead a large and diverse research program having national or international collaborations, scope, and impact.  The OTIPI Director must also possess expertise in business development, excellent executive-level presentation and communication skills, and the ability to create and deliver high-profile presentations to a variety of internal and external audiences.  


    Rockville, MD


    The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salarycommensurate 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).  

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

    STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics Website. We encourage you to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment. 

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on Foreign Education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment. 

    REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


    Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, including a brief description of research and administrative experience, CV, bibliography, and a list of five individuals with contact information, who can serve as references to: Maryann Postorino, Office of Human Resources, National Institutes of Health at For further information about the position, please contact the search committee chair: Susan Weiss, Ph.D. by email:


    Please submit applications by June 8, 2020 (submission date may be extended).

  • April 17, 2020 11:38 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting for the position of Director, NIH Center for Cooperative Resolution/Office of the Ombudsman within the Office of the Director (OD).  A description of the position, qualification requirements, and application procedures are posted on the Office of Personnel Management USAJobs website at: This vacancy is being advertised as a nation-wide recruitment and applications must be received by June 1, 2020, 11:59 PM (ET).  

    Questions regarding application procedures should be addressed to Will Hennings at: or by calling 301-402-7227.

  • March 05, 2020 08:31 | Kin Wong (Administrator)



    Deputy Assistant Commandant for Human Resources

    Vacancy Announcement: CG-SES-20-01

    Open Period:  03/02/2020 to 04/02/2020

    Salary Range:  $131,239 to $197,300 per year

    Position Location:  Washington, DC 

    The USCG is announcing a challenging Senior Executive Service career opportunity to serve as the Deputy Assistant Commandant for Human Resources. The Deputy is responsible for the overall direction, management, planning, coordination and administration of the Coast Guard's Service-wide human resource programs.

    In addition, the Deputy:

    Provides executive level guidance and direction as supervisor of senior human resource military and civilian directorates.

    Advises on substantive and programmatic issues which are highly complex and involve developing policies and programs which affect the overall management of the USCG's military (Active Duty and Reserve) and civilian workforces.

    Advises the Assistant Commandant for Human Resources for the USCG on a wide range of sensitive and vital issues extending to matters involving management of military (Active Duty and Reserve) and civilian personnel.

    To review basic job requirements and to apply to this vacancy please visit: and click Apply or and enter CG-SES-20-01 in the keyword search.

  • February 06, 2020 10:10 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    Director, Office of Data Science and Emerging Technologies

    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


    To Apply

    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


    Applications will be accepted from February 29, 2020 to March 4, 2020. Up to three letters of professional reference may be required as the recruitment process progresses.


    Email with questions or for more information about the position. 


  • January 24, 2020 08:55 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is accepting applications from U.S. citizens interested in becoming air traffic controllers from January 24 through 27.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens, speak English clearly and be no older than 30 years of age (with limited exceptions). They must have a combination of three years of higher education and/or work experience. They are also required to pass a medical examination, security investigation and FAA air traffic pre-employment tests. Agency staffing needs will determine facility assignments, and applicants must be willing to work anywhere in the United States.

    Accepted applicants will be trained at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK.

    Active duty military members must provide documentation certifying that they expect to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions no later than 120 days after the date the documentation is signed.

    Interested applicants should visit to build their applications or for more information about air traffic controllers.

  • January 24, 2020 07:55 | Kin Wong (Administrator)

    Cass Job Corps (Ozark) Teacher 1710-09- Posted to USAJobs

    Demo Announcement Number: 20-JC-GVA-10699082DP-MAG

    Open Date:  02/05/2020

    Close Date:  02/07/2020


    USAJOBS Control Number: 557344100


    USAJobs URL:


    Make sure to add vacancy announcement # to your outreach notice.

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