The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National
Institutes of Health (NIH) performs research on computational biology and creates and maintains information systems
and computational tools for the biological research community. The NCBI is seeking a Program Head to manage the project, a critical, highly visible, informational NIH resource, provides leadership and technical
and scientific direction in support of the transparency and disclosure of clinical research studies and their results. contains information about ongoing and completed clinical studies from sponsors in the U.S. and
abroad. It consists of a study registry and results database. The registry allows prospective participants to find
information about recruiting studies of interest, enables researchers to characterize the clinical research landscape,
provides an official repository for publicly declaring study protocol details, and facilitates the tracking of study
completion and results disclosure. The results database, which complements journal publication, allows researchers
to find complete, structured summary results based on the prespecified protocol for studies in an area of interest,
thereby mitigating publication bias and selective reporting.

This position directs program activities to optimize the value of the resource to stakeholders while ensuring it meets
policy and legal requirements. As of December 2023, has over 473,000 study records, and over
61,000 records with results. More than 100,000 visitors use the website daily to find and learn about clinical studies.
The data submission system, PRS (Protocol Registration and Results Database), has about 20,000 unique logins per
month and over 250,000 users. The Program Head manages over 40 scientific, technical, and administrative staff, is
active in conducting and publishing research, participates in numerous scientific and policy activities and
collaborations, and serves in an external advisory capacity.

Candidates may be U.S. citizens, must have either a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree, and must have
experience in clinical trials methodologies, drug development procedures, and clinical trials registries. The successful
candidate will have demonstrated the skill and ability to direct, organize, and coordinate complex research and
development projects and will have exceptional technical competence. Candidates should also have excellent
communication skills and a proven ability to successfully engage with others to create useful resources and to achieve
shared objectives. Salary and benefits are competitive, and commensurate with education and experience.

To apply:
Visit and access the detailed vacancy announcement
beginning April 27th, 2024. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on May 1st, 2024.
Email with questions or for more information about the position.
Email Doug Bruno ( with questions regarding how to apply.
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