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Supervisory Epidemiologist, Division of Intramural Research

Application Deadline: March 30, 2023


The Division of Intramural Research, Office of the Scientific Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking to recruit an exceptional and visionary leader for the position of supervisory epidemiologist. The mission of the Epidemiology Program (EP) is to conduct high-impact, high-quality cross-sectional and longitudinal studies to provide a national public health perspective on high-priority topics identified in the NCCIH strategic plan. Current topics include the use of complementary health approaches, chronic pain, resilience, whole person health, and health restoration. The new chief of epidemiology will also provide outstanding mentorship to postbaccalaureate and postdoctoral trainees and serve on cross-NIH committees, participating on NIH initiatives providing expertise as needed to the field of epidemiology and population sciences at large. 

The supervisory epidemiologist will bring dynamic vision and leadership to expand and direct the EP’s next phase of research, mentorship, and professional service. The EP is responsible for the design, implementation, and analyses of high-quality surveys and longitudinal studies that further our understanding of complementary health approaches for chronic pain, as well as factors that contribute to resilience, well-being, and health restoration. The chief is expected to establish an independent program of research within the NCCIH’s Intramural Research Program (IRP). We seek applicants with a team orientation who have expertise in areas that complement existing research in the EP and the skills to foster broad collaborations across Federal agencies and academic institutions. 

Required Qualifications

The successful candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with substantial epidemiology research experience in the topics of pain, resilience, and health restoration, and the use of complementary health approaches in this context. The successful applicant must also have national stature for scholarship, demonstrated success in mentoring, as well as strong leadership and administrative skills. We seek candidates with a deep commitment to promoting a diverse, respectful, and inclusive workplace.

This is a full-time Federal position in Bethesda, Maryland. Individuals who apply must be U.S. citizens. 

How To Apply

To apply to this position, please visit: and search vacancy number NIH-NCCIH-DE-23-11678189. The application period will begin on March 21, 2023, and end on March 30, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research and a list of publications.

For questions regarding this position, interested candidates should contact Sandy Putsky at

For applications and qualifications, please contact Aracely Flores, HR Specialist at or 301-435-0836.

DHHS, NIH, and NCCIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Position is subject to a background investigation.