Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research.  The position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for scientific and managerial leadership in a highly dynamic and diverse area of health research.  The Director provides leadership and direction for the scientific portfolio of the division, representing a broad range of investigations focused on epidemiology, services and prevention research to understand and address the range of problems related to drug abuse in order to improve public health. To carry out its mission, the Division has a staff of approximately 37 employees and an annual budget of approximately $270 million. The successful candidate will possess an M.D., and/or Ph.D. degree, and will have knowledge of theoretical approaches to epidemiology, services and prevention research, genetic factors across development in the course of drug abuse/addictions and related HIV risk behaviors, and evidence-based practices utilized in the development of services to prevent and treat drug abuse/addictions, and related health conditions such as HIV/AIDS. The individual must also have demonstrated ability to manage personnel, budgets, and timelines across multiple fiscal years. 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: Stephanie Jones, Office of Human Resources, National Institutes of Health at For further information about the position, please contact the search committee chair: Robert Croyle, Ph.D. by email: or telephone 240-276-6690.

Application Deadline: June 12, 2014

Unit Chief, Mental Health and Substance Use

The Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH) Department promotes, coordinates, and implements technical cooperation activities, directed to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders, related risk factors and disabilities that are sound and appropriate for the culture and society. It raises political and public awareness and understanding of the burden of the most common noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and mental disorders, related risk factors and conditions and leads multi-sector and multi-stakeholder strategic and collaborative efforts aimed at strengthening Member States' capacity to promote and protect health through public policies, programs, and services. This will reduce risks and disease burden and contribute to improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of the population. This individual will be under the general supervision of the Assistant Director (AD), and the direct supervision of the Director, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH). For more information on this position, click here.

Application Deadline: May 16, 2014

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