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NIOSH Invites Applications to Fill Vacancy for Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, Field Studies Director

NIOSH Update:

Contact: Fred Blosser (202) 401-3749
January 27, 2003

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking candidates to fill a vacant, senior leadership position, Director of the NIOSH Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies (DSHEFS).

The position calls for a highly experienced occupational health or safety professional who will plan, organize, and manage a diverse program of research, injury and illness surveillance, and public health response. The Division includes more than 190 employees, with an annual budget of more than $30 million. The position is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Included in the Division’s responsibilities are such legislatively mandated programs as health hazard evaluations, industry-wide occupational studies, hazard and health surveillance, and health effects research. In addition to administering those programs, the Director also serves as a senior advisor to the NIOSH Director. In that role, the successful candidate will provide guidance with other senior managers on NIOSH program development, policy formulation, outreach and intervention activities, partnership development, capacity building, and assuring the scientific quality, relevance, timeliness, and useful of NIOSH’s programs and activities.

Candidates should have either a Ph.D. in one of the occupational safety and health disciplines, or an M.D. with specialization or expertise in occupational medicine or a related field. NIOSH also is seeking candidates with strong leadership, managerial, and public health experience.

Information on how to apply for this position is included in the Senior Biomedical Research Service position announcement at

The civil service announcement for physicians applying for this position is at

The announcement for candidates who are not physicians is at

Applicants are encouraged to apply through both the Senior Biomedical Research Service announcement and the appropriate (physician or non-physician) civil service announcement. The same application can be used to apply under both announcements. Applications should be postmarked on or before March 4, 2003. For further information, contact R. DeLon Hull, Ph.D., NIOSH, at telephone (513) 841-4428 or fax (513) 841-4483.