November 28, 2016

All of Us Research Program announces vacancy for Chief Medical Officer

Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
All of Us Research Program (formerly PMI Cohort Program)
National Institutes of Health - Bethesda, Maryland

The National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (formerly the PMI Cohort Program), is seeking applications from exceptional candidates with recognized national leadership in complex cohort studies and demonstrated expertise in current clinical research, epidemiology and public health research, to serve as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for All of Us. The All of Us Research Program, which includes a major consortium of partner awardees, other participating federal agencies, and private sector collaborators, is building an engagement and digital data platform, enabling thousands of studies on what will be one of the world’s largest, most diverse biomedical data sets. All of Us will engage one million or more U.S. volunteers of all life stages, health statuses, races/ethnicities, geographic regions, etc., reflecting the rich diversity of America. Mobilizing rich and constantly evolving data - from electronic health records, biospecimens, questionnaires, and electronic health records, to physical evaluations, sensors, and other technologies - the program will support research at the intersection of lifestyle, environment, and genetics to produce new knowledge, leading to the development of innovative prevention strategies and treatments for foundational health challenges.

The CMO is responsible for the overall stewardship of all medically related activities under NIH All of Us Research Program, one of the largest and most ambitious biomedical enterprises in history.  The CMO will lead the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of all medically related activities to ensure the development of a multifaceted research program utilizing the rich resources of the All of Us Research Program to achieve its mandate to improve prevention and treatment of disease.   The CMO will lead the development of the near and long term research plan for the program to deliver results and value to the communities it supports and serves.  She or he will be responsible for identifying and implementing cutting-edge approaches to drive the cohort’s relevance and productivity for producing a meaningful research resource generating transformational research results. He or she will be responsible for develop innovative solutions to mitigate participant risk, maintain trust, and enhance the value proposition for participants.  The CMO will serve as the focal medical resource to NIH staff and extramural investigators and as the local, regional, national, and international stakeholders in the private and public sector, and rise to the challenge of leading on medical research matters in the context of a highly matrixed team of awardees and partners.  The CMO will be responsible for providing deeply informed recommendations to the Director of the All of Us Research Program, taking into account the advice and inputs of its advisory committees as well as other partners and stakeholders.  The CMO will serve as one of the key national spokespeople for the program, providing dynamic and impactful presentations and discussions with other health care professionals, insurers, participants, industry, academics, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: The position requires an M.D. and the successful candidate will bring demonstrated leadership and specific knowledge in the design and execution of complex cohort studies.  Candidates should have experience oversight of human research participant protection, for example by service on an institutional review board, data safety monitoring board or observational study management board. They must have a demonstrated commitment to and special knowledge of populations historically underrepresented in biomedical research and must have superior communication skills with the ability to translate academic and scientific concepts to varied constituencies. 

Applications are being accepted through the following global recruitment effort, which closes on Wednesday, November 30, 2016: Medical Officer (Clinical) (Title 38 Pay) – GP-0602-15 or

For more information on All of Us, access:

For questions about the program, please contact the Chief of Staff for the All of Us Research program, Dr. Gwynne L. Jenkins, at 410-978-0184 or

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