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These upcoming opportunities will be made available through www.USAJOBS.GOV when officially opened. You may enter the terms "NHLBI, Medical Officer" to find the specific announcement.
NHLBI will use this announcement along with several other NIH Institutes and centers for their Medical Officer needs. Please complete all parts of the application by the posted closing date.
US citizenship is required.
Director, Office of Health Education, Communications and Science Policy (HECSP), ES-1001
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, seeks an exceptional candidate to serve in the Senior Executive Service position as Director of the new Office of Health Education, Communications and Science Policy (HECSP). The Director will provide executive leadership to a dynamic, comprehensive, integrated, and technology supported health education, communications and science policy program for the NHLBI. The program is highly visible nationally and internationally and has an extensive impact on a broad range of constituencies in the public and private sector. The Director will provide authoritative analysis and advice to the NHLBI Director and senior staff on the formulation of health education, communications and science policy strategies that will be conveyed nationally and abroad.
The complete vacancy announcement, along with mandatory qualifications requirements and application procedures, can be accessed via the NIH Home Page at: http://www.jobs.nih.gov under the Executive Jobs section (Announcement Number OD-08-08SES). For questions, contact Mariela Light at SeniorRe@od.nih.gov or by calling 301-402-9459. Applications, including a statement addressing the qualifications requirements, must be received by close of business, June 27, 2013.
The Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) will be seeking dynamic and innovative scientists (GS-601/602-13/14) to foster cutting edge research on sleep disorders medicine and lung health and disease that will accelerate the application of basic research findings towards clinical application.
Physicians with research background, experience, and knowledge of pulmonary medicine, including lung vascular biology and disease or sleep disordered breathing and circadian rhythm disorders is desired.
For more information on the Division of Lung Diseases, please visit the following page: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/dld/
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS):
The Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch (CAPB) will be searching for a Medical Officer (GS, 602 13/14) to work on studies of the prevention and treatment of adult obesity.
The position will be located in which supports, conducts, and initiates population, community, and clinic-based research on the causes, prevention, and clinical care of cardiovascular diseases. CAPB research areas include but are not limited to obesity, physical activity, behavior-oriented trials, health services research, and cardiovascular risk prevention through the lifespan.
We will be seeking individuals with expertise and strong interest in:
- Prevention and treatment of adult obesity
- Individual and community engaged approaches to primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
- Randomized intervention trials.
Relevant fields of medical specialization are internal medicine, preventive medicine, and family practice. We especially urge persons who meet the above description to apply if they also have:
- Research interests relevant to the health of minority and underserved populations
- The ability to communicate effectively with basic and clinical scientists from a variety of disciplines and with a sophisticated lay audience
- The ability to synthesize new information and develop a broad vision of research that will advance disease prevention and treatment efforts.
For more information on the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, please visit the following page: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/dcvs/index.htm.
The Division for the Application of Research Discoveries (DARD) will be searching for the following positions: One Medical Officer (GS, 602 14) to develop and disseminate evidence-based approaches to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in adults and youth and one Supervisory Medical Officer (GS, 602 15) to develop and disseminate evidence-based approaches to improve health outcomes in lung and blood diseases, including asthma and sickle cell disease.
The following training, expertise, and knowledge are preferred:
- Training and expertise in primary care, community health or public health, health services research, program evaluation, epidemiology, health promotion, behavioral science, systematic evidence reviews
- Knowledge of cardiovascular, lung, or blood disease
- Expertise in translating scientific evidence to clinical and community practice settings and/or in program evaluation.
For more information on the Division of Applied Research Discoveries, please visit the following page http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/dard/index.htm
The following positions may be opened in the future (subject to
change). The vacancies will be advertised on www.usajobs.gov and open to all US citizens. Use key word “NHLBI”. To apply, submit your application through the USAJOBS online system by the closing date.
Future Program Director Opportunity
with the Division of Lung Disease
Lung Biology and Disease Branch, NHLBI is seeking dynamic and innovative scientists to foster
cutting edge research on lung health and disease
and accelerate the
application of basic research findings towards clinical
application. The Program Director (Medical Officer or Health
Scientist Administrator) will join a team of skilled and
committed individuals, who work with the world’s
leading researchers to maintain a comprehensive
knowledge of the state of science and identify important,
emerging areas of lung research.
Program Directors advise the Institute on future scientific directions and devise initiatives that encourage research in critical areas. They assess the research progress of NHLBI grantees and serve as a resource to the pulmonary scientific community regarding NHLBI/NIH policies and procedures. Program Director candidates are expected to be physicians or scientists with a good understanding of how biomedical research is performed and expertise in basic or clinical pulmonary medicine, including lung vascular biology and disease. The position provides competitive salaries, outstanding benefits packages, and job security. Training in NIH operations and polices will be provided. US citizenship is required.
The Division of
Lung Diseases, National Center on Sleep Disorders Center, NHLBI is seeking a dynamic and innovative scientist to foster cutting edge research on lung health and disease and accelerate the application of basic research findings towards clinical application. The Program Director (Medical Officer or Health Scientist Administrator) will join a team of skilled and committed individuals, who work with the world’s leading researchers to maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the state of science and identify important, emerging areas of lung research.
Program Directors advise the Institute on future scientific directions and devise initiatives that encourage research in critical areas. They assess the research progress of NHLBI grantees and serve as a resource to the pulmonary scientific community regarding NHLBI/NIH policies and procedures. Program Director candidates are expected to be physicians or scientists with a good understanding of how biomedical research is performed and expertise in basic or clinical pulmonary medicine, including sleep disordered breathing and circadian rhythm disorder is desired. The position provides competitive salaries, outstanding benefits packages, and job security. Training in NIH operations and polices will be provided. US citizenship is required.
Division of Cardiovascular
Medical Officer, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking exceptional candidates for a Medical Officer position in the Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch (ATSB) in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS). The ATSB manages an integrated basic and clinical extramural research program to study innovative and developing technologies for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Areas supported by ATSB include:
- Diagnostics, including proteomics, genomics and other biomarker technologies, and imaging for disease identification and therapy guidance
- Therapeutics, including tissue, cell and gene-based therapies, regenerative medicine, and development of devices for cardiovascular support and repair
- Surgery, including improved surgical and image-guided approaches, and evidence-based clinical research to translate new therapies, technologies and surgical practices into clinical use
- Enabling technologies such as bioinformatics, computational and systems biology, bioengineering, nanotechnology, and personalized medicine.
ATSB promotes the translation of promising scientific and technological findings from discovery through pre-clinical studies to clinical trials. Applicants must possess an M.D. or equivalent with experience and expertise in genetics and clinical studies and randomized clinical trials including the area of pharmacogenomics, who can help foster efforts in translation and implementation of genetic findings into the clinic. The incumbent will maintain knowledge of the area of interest and related fields, oversee a portfolio of grants and contracts, and provide critical scientific and clinical trial advice to the Branch Chief, Division Director and Institute Director. The individual will serve as the focus for coordination of this area of biomedical research supported by other NIH institutes, other government agencies and private organizations, and develop initiatives to strengthen the research portfolio. The incumbent will also participate in Institute-wide and NIH-wide committees and activities related to the scientific area of interest, and attend meetings of study sections, review committees, and Council to provide policy, technical and scientific information.
For further information, please contact:
Marissa A. Miller, DVM, MPH, Chief, ATSB
Clinician Scientist (Medical Officer)
The NHLBI is seeking one or more dynamic cardiologists or internists with clinical research leadership experience to join the Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Research Program in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences.
The Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Research Program provides leadership for and supports basic, translational and clinical research on the development, maturation, and functioning of the heart throughout all stages of life. This Program is instrumental in driving the direction of the nation’s biomedical science in these areas and promotes opportunities to translate promising scientific and technological advances from basic discovery through preclinical studies to multi-site clinical trials. The Program currently has an active leadership role in trials and networks such as:
- COAG (Clarification of Optimal Anticoagulation through Genetics), BARI-2D, FREEDOM
- Heart Failure Network, Pediatric Heart Network
- Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium
The successful candidate will:
- Participate in setting the national strategic direction for clinical research on cardiovascular disease
- Develop translational and clinical research initiatives in areas where NHLBI needs to take leadership in order to advance the science
- Participate as a scientific and administrative partner in NHLBI-initiated large projects, such as clinical trials and networks
For further information, please contact:
Gail Pearson, MD, ScD
Director, Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Research Program
Applicants must possess an MD or equivalent degree, with training and board certification in internal or cardiovascular medicine and experience leading clinical investigations. Ideal candidates will have an outstanding record of research accomplishments, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to oversee complex research programs.
Program Official, Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch
The Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease (ACAD) Branch in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS), NHLBI is seeking an experienced basic scientist to develop, implement, and manage basic and translational research programs in atherosclerosis, atherothrombosis (AT), and coronary artery disease (CAD). The ACAD Branch is the scientific home of the NHLBI’s integrated extramural research program related to the etiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of CAD and AT disorders. The Branch translates promising scientific and technological advances from basic discovery through preclinical studies and multi-site clinical trials. The Program Official will be providing scientific, strategic, and administrative leadership in identifying new directions for AT and CAD research; manage investigator-initiated research grants, and cooperatively participate in activities to accomplish the goals of the Branch, Division, Institute, and NIH.
The successful candidate should demonstrate expertise in basic and/or translational research focused on developing new knowledge in the area of atherosclerosis, AT, and CAD. Prior experience in research studies focused on such fields as genetics and genomics, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, vascular biology, immunology, diabetes and/or biomedical engineering under grants, fellowships, and R&D contracts is desirable. The knowledge of biosensors, imaging technologies, genomic, proteomic, and metabolomic methodologies, regenerative and reparative medicine, and gene therapy will be valuable. Applicant must possess a PhD, or MD, or MD/PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree. Applicant must demonstrate that they have worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical research. This experience may have been gained through active involvement in initiating research projects, developing protocols, conducting studies, documenting findings, interpreting results in journals, supervising staff, and managing the budget. Skill in communicating scientific, programmatic and policy information to lay and scientific audiences, and a strong publication record are expected.
For further information, please contact:
Yves Rosenberg, MD, MPH, Branch Chief, ACAD
Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
The Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking an innovative and skilled physician or scientist for the following position: Chief, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch. Below are details about the position.
The Division of Blood Diseases and Resources (DBDR) supports the overwhelming majority of scientific and clinical hematology research nationwide, from basic biology to medical management of blood diseases. The Division has a leading role in applying scientific advances in transfusion medicine and stem cell biology to the development of new therapies, as well as in assuring the adequacy and safety of the Nation's blood supply. Today, the hematology research portfolio represents over a half billion dollars annually.
The Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch Chief will oversee a global program covering basic and clinical research and training in several high profile areas (such as hemostatic disorders, including hemophilias, platelet function, and the acquired coagulopathy; thrombotic disorders; and vascular biology) and serve as a key member of the senior leadership team of the Division. Interested candidates must possess an MD or PhD degree and experience leading clinical investigations or trials. Ideal candidates will have research accomplishments in vascular biology, hemostasis, thrombosis, hematology, clinical applications, or translational medicine; ability to oversee a complex research program; and excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Board Certification in Hematology or Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and prior experience in clinical trials is highly desirable.
Research Training Opportunities
The Office of Education of the Division of Intramural Research coordinates and assists recruitment for all research training on the NIH campus. Programs are available within the Laboratories and Branches within the Division to provide specialized research training for high school students, college students, graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows and medical residents and fellows. The Office of Education provides assistance to applicants at each of these levels. NHLBI is committed to improving the representation of under represented groups, including minorities, women, and scientists with disabilities in the mainstream of basic and clinical research. The Office of Education website will provide you with more information and a way to apply for open positions.
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Last Updated:May 2013