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Deputy Director

Revised August 2017

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study; Deputy Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research (DESPR), NIDA. Applicants should demonstrate senior-level experience, a commitment to excellence, and the energy, enthusiasm, executive science administrative skills, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support for research across a broad range of disciplines related to addiction. The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination of research results to improve practice and inform policy related to drug abuse and addiction. DESPR’s mission is to improve the nation's public health by promoting integrated approaches to understand and address interactions between individuals and environments that contribute to the continuum of problems related to drug use.

For more information, see NIH Jobs web site at https://jobs.nih.gov/vacancies/executive/despr.htm.

Due to current hiring restrictions in place, HHS will need to approve the selection before a final offer may be extended.

This page was last updated August 2017