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Vacancy Announcement - Director, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), seeks to identify an exceptional and visionary leader to serve as the Institute’s Director of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR).

NCMRR is a major source at NIH of research and training to promote the health, productivity, independence, and quality of life for people with disabilities. NCMRR focuses on areas of research such as: improving movement, promoting recovery, adapting to a disability, and understanding body-injury responses; health promotion and prevention of injury and disability; developing technology to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and everyday functioning of people with disabilities; developing assistive devices and bioengineering technologies to promote function and participation; evaluating rehabilitation effectiveness; and training researchers and medical professionals in rehabilitation methods and techniques.

This is a senior leadership position within NICHD, involving the management of scientific, policy, and administrative matters of the Center. The incumbent serves as the Director’s principal advisor on extramural scientific and policy issues in the field of medical rehabilitation research, oversees the activities of NCMRR’s research programs, and manages scientific peer review, award, and post-award activities related to research, development, and training grants and contracts in medical rehabilitation research. He/she serves as the principal coordinator for rehabilitation activities across NIH and is responsible for fulfilling legislative requirements, including the coordination of the Research Plan on Rehabilitation and a regular scientific conference. The incumbent also is responsible for federal coordination with other agencies and departments regarding rehabilitation and disability.

More information about the position, requirements, and how to apply is available on the job openings page of the NICHD website.

Posted: Sept. 22, 2019