Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

Bethesda, Maryland
Dec 15, 2020
Jan 14, 2021
Full Time
Position Type

The NIH is the center of medical and behavioral research for the Nation

---making essential medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. 


Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services


Are you a top-level Scientific Researcher or Scientific Administrator seeking a career at one of the preeminent biomedical research institutes in the nation and the world?  This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a leader to develop and implement initiatives enhancing diversity and promoting equity in the biomedical research enterprise, including NIH and other health and medical research entities.  This position is expected, through the development of new programs, policies and practices and through cultural change, and shared responsibilities, to positively impact both the government and nongovernment workforces.  The Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity serves as a member of the NIH Director’s senior leadership team and will also serve as the co-chair of three diversity committees at the NIH. 

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 an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a scientific field related to biomedical research, plus expert stature in their discipline as demonstrated through their publication history and other contributions to their field.  The strong candidate will have evidence of managerial, administrative, and mentoring ability.  The full list of qualifications required can be found on the vacancy 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.

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

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021.

Please contact Lynnita Spears at 301-402-4077 for questions and/or additional information.