Two job announcements

Occasionally on a personal basis, I am asked to bring job openings to the attention of Retrovirology readers.  Below are two positions that are searching for qualified candidates.

Dean, College of Life Science, NTHU


The College of Life Science of National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu, Taiwan invites applications and nominations for the position of its Dean. The expected start date for this position is August 1, 2011 for three years per term with a second term renewable.   

The candidate shall possess the following qualifications:

 1.    Academic expertise in the field of life science;

 2.    University professor, researcher or equivalent qualifications;

 3.    Forward-looking philosophy of education, considerable academic achievement and administrative experience.

Information for applicants and nominees

1.    For applicants, please provide a curriculum vitae, publication list and administrative concept.

2.    For nominees, please provide an approval note from the candidate

The deadline for nomination and application is January 20, 2011.

 Please send materials to: Search Committee for Dean, College of Life Science, National Tsing Hua University, No 101, Sec 2, or electronically to  Phone: +886-3-5751008; Fax: +886-3-5717237  

Background information regarding this position and the search process can be found by visiting the web site:


Director, Division of Intramural Research (Scientific Director)


Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services 

THE POSITION:  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 outstanding Scientific Director to lead its Division of Intramural Research (DIR), located in Bethesda, Maryland.  The NICHD Scientific Director leads a basic and clinical research program directed toward developing a greater understanding of the biological, medical, reproductive and behavioral aspects of normal and abnormal human development.  The NICHD’s current research emphasis is on the cellular and molecular developmental mechanisms and interactions that guide a single fertilized egg cell through its development into a multi-cellular, highly organized and specialized adult organism. 


This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for an extremely capable individual to develop and implement an overall vision for the NICHD/DIR and to plan and oversee basic fundamental, clinical and applied research programs.  The Scientific Director will evaluate research efforts and establish program priorities, allocate resources, direct training of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows, collaborate with other NIH programs, and advise the NICHD Director and senior staff on DIR programs and on areas of scientific interest to the Institute.  The incumbent plays a key role in creating and maintaining a nurturing research environment that encourages creativity, collaboration among scientists from different disciplines, effective training of post-doctoral fellows, and efficient utilization of resources.  The DIR has a staff of approximately 1,200 and a current annual budget in excess of $185 million.  In addition to the managerial/administrative responsibilities outlined above, the Scientific Director is expected to carry out his/her own high quality research program.  Resources commensurate with the proposed program will be provided.  


QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and have demonstrated scientific leadership and/or senior-level research experience in a basic and/or clinical research program of national and international standing in an area relevant to maternal and child health or human development.  The successful candidate will have a compelling vision for the future of the field, proven experience in managing and directing a scientific research program, and well-honed administrative and interpersonal skills.  The NICHD seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to maintain the DIR’s research efforts at the forefront of science. 


SALARY/BENEFITS:  Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate.  A full package of Federal Civil Service benefits is available, including: retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent).  The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and financial disclosure requirements. 


HOW TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, including a brief description of research and administrative experience; curriculum vitae and bibliography; and full contact information of five references.  Application packages should be sent via e-mail to Mr. Michael Rosenthal at:


Applications should be received by February 15, 2011. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers 
































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