Director of the Division of Aging Biology

NIH / National Institute on Aging
Bethesda, Maryland
Closing date
Mar 9, 2024

Now hiring: Join NIA as the Director of the Division of Aging Biology

The Division Director serves as the scientific and administrative leader of the Division of Aging Biology (DAB) and provides scientific expertise and strategic vision for the DAB portfolio, including identification of emerging new directions for basic aging research, support of novel technologies, and development of collaborative programs with other NIA extramural divisions, the NIA Intramural Research Program, and other NIH institutes. The Division Director oversees all administrative operations of the DAB and has responsibility for:

  • Scientific planning and strategy
  • Operational administration of the division;
  • Oversight of all the division’s grants and cooperative agreement research activities;
  • Budget management; and
  • Working with and advising NIA senior leadership on the development and implementation of long-range strategic, scientific, facility and business plans for the division.

The division director oversees approximately 34 scientific and administrative staff and an operating budget of $960,000 (not including personnel costs) and oversees extramural research funding of approximately $400 million.

Who Should Apply? 

The successful candidate must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline and have extensive training and experience in research on the biology of aging or other related disciplines. The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in collaborative research as documented in publications and more generally will have a history of publications that reflect experience in the requirements of the position.
  • Demonstrated administrative skills in supervising scientific and administrative staff, in overseeing complex research programs, and in collaborating and enhancing partnerships in the aging research community.
  • Exceptional leadership skills, including experience in developing strategic goals, managing human resources and budgetary planning and management.

Eligible candidates who are also active researchers may establish a small laboratory research program in the NIA Intramural Research Program.

How to Apply? 

Interested candidates are encouraged to send letters of interest and CV’s to, Attention: Jessica Moreno. Please let us know if you have questions about the position and/or application process. We will reach out to all interested candidates once the formal job advertisement is open.

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