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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks an innovative leader to serve as the Director,
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and NLM Associate Director for Scientific Data
Resources (ADSDR). This position offers an exciting opportunity for a creative, forward- thinking
individual to provide scientific and operational leadership to a key node in the digital biomedical
ecosystem, overseeing research, development, and deployment of advanced computational solutions to
meet life science information needs and facilitate open science and scholarship through a growing
array of data, literature, and other information products and services made available by NLM.
Leading some 700 federal and contract employees with a budget of about $150 million, s/he works
closely with other members of NLM leadership, other federal agencies, and the biomedical research
community to understand and address priorities from molecular biology to public health. As a member
of NLM Leadership, the incumbent also participates in the advancement of the NLM mission, and
authoritatively represents NLM and NIH on matters related to advanced computer technology in
support of biomedical discovery and scholarly communication. The successful candidate will create a
standard for a workforce characterized by diversity and demonstrated equity and inclusiveness.

LOCATION: Bethesda, MD or Nationwide

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will be a recognized leader in the development,
delivery, use, and analysis of large-scale biological data repositories and resources in support of
scholarly communication. Personal scholarly contributions to related technical or biological
disciplines must be balanced with proven ability to manage a large workforce to deliver high-value
data resources in a safe, secure manner 24 hours a day 7 days  a week. The ideal candidate has
advanced preparation (MD or PhD or equivalent doctoral preparation) in biological, computational,
or information sciences, or a related discipline with a strong computational and biological focus.
Demonstrated experience in defining technical requirements for biological science information
needed for planning, implementing, and evaluating large-scale information technology resources,
including cloud-based platforms and distributed networks, is essential.  Ability to perceive and
prepare for technological trends, negotiate data sharing and data protection agreements relevant to
biological data sharing, and a proven track record of progressive executive leadership over a
scientific, technical, and administrative workforce are key to success in this position. Experience
in establishing trans- government, transnational, and public-private partnerships to advance
computational support for the biomedical sciences and health is highly-desired. Demonstrated
contributions to equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility is required.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:  The NIH 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  We encourage applicants 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.

Salary and Terms: SALARY/BENEFITS: The incumbent will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her
qualifications and experience and NIH salary guidelines.  Full Federal benefits will be provided,
including retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and savings
plan (401(k) equivalent).
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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.

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Contact Instructions: NLM NCBI Director Search Committee
c/o Troy Pfister
Building 38A, Room 4N401Q8
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD, 20894
[email protected]

Company: National Institute of Health
Address: Building 38A, Room 4N401Q8 8600 Rockville Pike Bethesda , Maryland 20894 United States
Email: [email protected]

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