The Institute is seeking a dynamic physician-scientist to provide strategic leadership for its Division of Cardiovascular Diseases (DCVD). The DCVD Director will have a profound impact upon the national investment in research, and the quality of service to the international research community. The DCVD supports and oversees research in vascular medicine and biology and vascular, cerebral, renal, peripheral, and other cardiovascular disorders. The DCVD fosters biotechnological research in CVD-related genomics, proteomics, nanotechnology, imaging, device development, cell- and tissue-based therapeutics, and gene therapy. DCVD also supports training and career development programs in cardiovascular research at all educational levels, including programs for individuals from diverse populations.
The DCVD Director will recruit scientists and scientific administrators, develop and nurture a strong workforce, and build depth in disease-specific branches. As a key member of the senior leadership team of the Institute, s/he will collaborate with closely aligned programs in the Institute, advocate for areas of critical importance to the national and global populace, to improve the health of the public, and to establish and implement programs congruent with NHLBI’s strategic plan. Additionally, the Director will provide leadership for creating and nurturing internationally-renowned programs for an extramural program that integrates basic science and clinical research, including translational research, networks, and multicenter clinical trials and guide a national research program on the causes and prevention and treatment of diseases and disorders such as atherothrombosis; coronary artery disease; myocardial infarction and ischemia; heart failure; arrhythmia; congenital heart disease; cardiovascular complications of diabetes and obesity; and hypertension.
Salary is commensurate with the experience of the candidate and a full package of Civil Service benefits is available, including: retirement, health, and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave and savings plan (401k equivalent).
Please apply online at USAJOBS.
Look for Jobs Announcement No. NHLBI-09-309850. Your application package must be received by January 21, 2009.