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NIOSH Seeking Director for Health Effects Laboratory Division


January 28, 2014
NIOSH Update:

Contact: Nura Sadeghpour (202) 245-0673

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces recruitment of a Director for its Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD), located in Morgantown, WV. The Institute is seeking an individual trained and experienced in the field of biomedical research to lead a division responsible for conducting advanced laboratory research in occupational health.

NIOSH’s Health Effects Laboratory Division has a multidisciplinary staff which conducts basic and applied laboratory research, looking at the causes of occupational disease and injury, and contributing to the development of valid strategies of intervention and prevention. HELD provides a body of scientific work that serves to refine hypotheses, provide standards organizations with evidence-based research for industry and labor, and help transfer technologies directly to manufacturers.

As the director of HELD, the candidate would join a senior management team at NIOSH with technical knowledge, administrative skill and organizational vision. The open position is rated as a RS-0601-00 and is located in Morgantown, WV. It is posted at and open until February 24th, 2014. The position job title is Director, Health Effects Laboratory Division. The Job Announcement Number is HHS-CDC-RS-0601-14-1028963.

NIOSH is the federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. For more information about the Health Effects Laboratory Division, please visit: For more information about NIOSH visit