Deputy Director, National Institute of Nursing

Bethesda, Maryland
Closing date
Dec 31, 2021

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Deputy Director, National Institute of Nursing Research

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services


Do you have a vision for the future of nursing research? Are you a first-rate Scientific Leader seeking a career at one of the preeminent biomedical research institutes in the nation and the world. The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) advances research on the most pressing health challenges and most persistent health disparities that is responsive to the realities of people’s lives and living conditions and informs nursing practice and policy solutions. The Deputy Director, NINR, working with the Director provides executive scientific leadership, oversight, and direction to the NINR.

We are looking for applicants with a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead within a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. or equivalent research doctoral degree and have demonstrated senior-level research experience and knowledge of research programs in nursing science, or in a biomedical, behavioral, or social science field that is relevant for nursing science. For the full list of qualifications, please see the announcement located at

The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments, and full Federal benefits , including leave, health and life insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided. A recruitment or relocation bonus may be available, and relocation expenses may be paid. In accordance with Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you are ready for an exciting leadership opportunity, please see the detailed vacancy announcement at

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. (EST), December 15, 2021.Please contact Mariela Light at for questions and/or additional information. DHHS, NIH, AND NINR ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS

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