Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Director, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seeks a dynamic physician-scientist to provide strategic leadership for its newly organized Division of Cardiovascular Diseases (DCVD). The Director will assume responsibility for creating and nurturing internationally-renowned programs which will participate actively in international research in cardiovascular diseases across the spectrum of basic science and clinical research including translational research and the conduct of a wide variety of clinical trials. The Director will recruit scientists and scientific administrators, develop and nurture a strong workforce, and build depth in disease-specific branches. Key challenges include establishment of priorities, integration of basic and clinical science, building teams, and interaction with scientific colleagues in many settings. Functioning as a key member of the senior leadership team of the Institute, the incumbent will collaborate with closely aligned programs in the Institute. 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 Director of DCVD will have the opportunity to advocate for areas of critical importance to the national and global populace, to establish and implement programs congruent with NHLBI’s strategic plan, and to improve the health of the public. Applicants must possess an MD or equivalent degree as well as senior level research experience, interpersonal and communications expertise and ability. The successful candidate will be a respected, accomplished researcher with maturity, integrity and outstanding communication skills.

Application Process: Please submit your CV, bibliography, and two letters of recommendation to: Joanna Fesler, Program Manager, STG International, Inc, 4900 Seminary Rd., Suite 1100, Alexandria, VA 22311. For further information, please call 877-784-6452 or email jfesler@stginternational.com. Your application package should be received by October 15, 2006. All information provided by candidates will remain strictly confidential and will not be released outside the NHLBI search process without a signed release from candidates.

Salary is commensurate with experience and a full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, leave and savings plan (401K equivalent).

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders.

With nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well-being of all Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services oversees the biomedical research programs of the NIH.

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers




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