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Job: Director at United States National Library of Medicine

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Director
United States National Library of Medicine
Bethesda

With nation-wide responsibility for improving the health and well-being of all
Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) oversees the
biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and
those of NIH's research Institutes and Centers (ICs). As the world's largest
medical research facility, NIH consists of 27 ICs including the Clinical
Center (an on-site research hospital).

  
The Position

  
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking
applications from exceptional candidates who are energetic, innovative, and
solution-oriented for the important position of Director, National Library of
Medicine (NLM). This is a senior position with responsibilities focused on the
direction and management of the world's largest biomedical library and
electronic information and data resources that are used billions of times each
year by millions of people and thousands of computer systems worldwide. The
mission of NLM is to assist the advancement of medical and related sciences
and to aid the dissemination and exchange of scientific and other information
important to the progress of medicine and to the public health as established
in 1956 in the National Library of Medicine Act and still part of the US Code
shown:
[http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title42/html/USCODE-2011-title42
-chap6A-subchapIII-partD.htm](http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title42
/html/USCODE-2011-title42-chap6A-subchapIII-partD.htm)

  
NLM assists in the advancement of medical and related sciences through the
collection, dissemination, and exchange of information important to the
progress of medicine and health. It also serves as a national information
resource for medical education, research, and service activities of Federal
and private agencies, organizations, and institutions, in addition to
patients, families, and general public by providing electronic access to
reliable health information issued by NIH and other trusted sources. NLM
publishes electronically and in print, guides to health sciences information
in the form of catalogs, bibliographies, indexes, and online databases. It
provides support for medical library development and training of biomedical
librarians and other health information specialists; conducts and supports
research in methods for recording, storing, retrieving, preserving, and
communicating health information; and creates information resources and access
tools for molecular biology, biotechnology, toxicology, environmental health,
and health services research. It provides technical consultation services and
research assistance. In accordance with the strategic vision articulated in a
recent report from the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, the NLM will
also move towards becoming the epicenter for biomedical data science, not just
at NIH, but across the biomedical research enterprise, and will include the
activities initiated under the Big Data to Knowledge program
([http://acd.od.nih.gov/reports/Report-
NLM-06112015-ACD.pdf](http://acd.od.nih.gov/reports/Report-
NLM-06112015-ACD.pdf)). The NLM has a staff of approximately 1600 employees
including full-time equivalency positions, training positions, contractors,
volunteers, and guest researchers. The current annual budget is $387,134,000.

  
This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for an exceptional
leader to serve as the chief visionary for NLM and lead all aspects of this
highly complex organization. The Director, NLM, is responsible for the
management and direction of the world's largest biomedical library, and will
lead the organization in championing data science efforts. Scientists, health
professionals, and the general public rely on robust, uninterrupted access to
NLM's digital resources. As an international leader in information innovation,
the NLM also supports and conducts computational biology, data science and
standards, biomedical communications, and health information technology.

  
The Director, NLM, serves as the principal advisor to the Director, NIH,
concerning matters related to biomedical informatics and access to biomedical
information with responsibilities for program planning, implementation and
evaluation, keeping the NIH Director abreast of NLM developments,
accomplishments, and needs as the relate to the overall mission of NIH. The
Director, NLM, maintains continuous contact with outside industry and private
interest groups, members of Congress, officials of other Federal agencies, and
officials of foreign governments for the purpose of explaining the program,
mission, and goals of informatics research and information access at NIH.

  
**Qualifications Required**  
  
Applicants must possess a Ph.D., M.D., or comparable doctorate degree in a
field of health science plus senior-level scientific experience and knowledge
of research programs in one or more areas related to biomedical informatics,
computational biology, data science and standards, biomedical communications,
and health information technology. The individual should be known and
respected, both nationally and internationally, within their profession as
someone of scientific prominence, with a distinguished record of research
accomplishments and leadership credentials. They should have demonstrated
leadership and broad visionary capabilities in the research arena, with
demonstrated ability to engage others to create and execute an organization's
vision; to navigate successfully within and collaborate across the public
sector to achieve research objectives; and to optimize organizational
performance by developing strategic priorities, setting and communicating
clearly defined expectations, promoting accountability for results, and
resolving operational problems and issues. Candidates should have demonstrated
management acumen, including identification and management of financial and
human resource needs; proven ability to make complex and strategic decisions
to optimize resource usage, mitigate risks, and achieve desired results; and,
the ability to build, mentor, motivate, and maintain a culturally diverse
staff.

  
**Salary/Benefits**  
  
The Director, NLM, will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her
qualifications. Full Federal benefits will be provided, including vacation,
health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings
plan (401k equivalent).

  
**How To Apply**  
  
Applicants must submit a current CV and bibliography electronically to Ms.
Regina Reiter at [log in to unmask] (301- 402-1130). In addition, applicants
must also submit a supplemental narrative statement that addresses the
qualifications requirements (not to exceed a total of two pages), a vision
statement (not to exceed a total of two pages), and provide the names, titles,
email addresses, and telephone numbers of 4-5 references.

  
Information about the National Institutes of Health is located at its website.

  
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 NIH Ethics website. We encourage you to review this
information. The position requires the incumbent to complete a public
financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

  
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.

  
**Reasonable Accommodation**  
  
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.

  
Applications will be reviewed starting October 20, 2015 and will be accepted
until the position is filled.

  
DHHS/NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



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