April 18, 2016

Job Posting: National Institutes of Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency that is the primary federal biomedical and health research facility is seeking the next Director of its Center for Cooperative Resolution / Office of the Ombudsman.

From an office in Bethesda, MD, the position "will serve as the focal point for conflict resolution at the NIH, providing assistance to NIH scientist, administrators, and staff at all levels in addressing work related issues and concerns." The Director oversees the work of five other Ombuds.

The search will fill a position established 17 years ago by Howard Gadlin, who retired at the end of last year. The job posting says nothing about the minimum qualifications, but it is believed that the NIH is seeking applicants with significant education and professional achievement.  The position pays $123,175-$170,400 and applications are due by May 20, 2016. (AAAS Science Careers.)

Update 4/22/16: The job is now posted here: FederalGovernmentJobs as well.

Related posts: National Institutes of Health Ombuds to Retire; Interim Successor Named.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tom,

    It is my understanding that all Federal jobs will be posted on www.usajobs.gov. I would recommend that interested candidates keep an eye out on this site for the official announcement. It will have specific details about the role, responsibilities, qualifications, and how to actually apply directly to the NIH (and not through a non-federal organization). There will likely be a requirement for candidates to draft narratives addressing five Executive Core Qualifications, so I would encourage interested candidates to begin reviewing these, found at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/executive-core-qualifications/.

    Scott M. Deyo