The Institute is seeking a dynamic and innovative global health expert to provide strategic leadership for the new Office of Global Health. The Office of Global Health (OGH) will represent the NHLBI to other national and international organizations, governments, and private sector. This office will develop policies and facilitate collaborations related to global health issues, provide leadership and coordination for bilateral programs with selected countries and provide policy guidance and coordination on refugee health policy issues.
The OGH Director will provide executive leadership, manage the Office’s resource allocations, and serve as a global health advisor to the NHLBI Director. The OGH Director will promote and support public health research and training initiatives internationally to reduce disparities in global health. The OGH Director will advocate in the areas of critical importance to the global populace, and establish and nurture internationally-renowned programs congruent with NHLBI’s Strategic Plan. As a key member of the senior leadership of the Institute, the OGH Director will have a broad sphere of responsibilities that include the development of priorities and goals and collaborating with closely aligned programs across the NHLBI, NIH, DHHS and other federal agencies. These programs will build public health research capacity and develop human capital in the nations and countries of the greatest need. Working in collaboration with other NIH Institutes, federal agencies, and organizations in the developing world, the OGH Director will address the public health challenges in the most crucial areas, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, emerging infectious diseases, chronic diseases, bioethics, medical informatics, environmental and occupational health, maternal and child health, and others. The Director will support the NIH EEO program.
Please apply online at USAJOBS.
Look for Jobs Announcement No. NHLBI-09-315242-DH. Your application package must be received by January 9, 2009.