I was recently speaking with a colleague over at the National Library of Medicine (part of NIH), Jeff Reznick, Chief of the History of Medicine division. Jeff is about to put out a new job vacancy for a Deputy Chief. This is a terrific position for an historian who is interested in the history of science/medicine. It has excellent salary and benefits.
I will note that Jeff is particularly interested in hiring someone with a digital history background. As you can imagine, NLM is sitting on an enormous trove of data about the history of medicine. Jeff wants his new hire to be someone who can help NLM not only make this data available, but work with historians in the field to encourage new kinds of digital research methods to take advantage of the data. It would be an excellent way of bridging the DH community to the medical sciences community.
If you have colleagues who may be interested in this opportunity, please point them to this message below.
This is a preliminary announcement.
Please share with interested colleagues.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE
DEPUTY CHIEF, HISTORY OF MEDICINE DIVISION
The National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, will be recruiting for the position of Deputy Chief of the History of Medicine Division.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world’s largest medical library and a major organizational component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is responsible for collecting, preserving, and promoting the dissemination of information important to the progress of medicine and public health, both nationally and internationally. The History of Medicine Division (HMD), a major component of Library Operations, NLM, (1) selects, acquires, processes, preserves, and gives access to rare books, manuscripts, archives, images, historical audiovisuals, and electronic materials in the field of biomedicine; (2) promotes scholarship in the history of medicine using the NLM historical collections; (3) develops and promotes the use of K-12 curriculum materials associated with exhibitions; (4) develops, promotes, and travels exhibitions to libraries across America; and (5) develops and promotes original scholarship to support innovative and interactive onsite and online exhibition and digital programs.
As the Deputy Chief of the HMD – and with records of accomplishment not only in the field of history but also in administration and project management – the incumbent will share responsibility for and participate fully with the Chief of the HMD in directing and managing all activities of the HMD.
This is a Supervisory Historian, GS-170-14, position with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum.
Complete vacancy announcement information and application instructions will be posted on the NLM website at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/jobs/jobs.html.
Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date of the announcement.
NIH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER