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

Director, Division of Prevention and Population Sciences
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 scientist to provide strategic leadership for its newly reorganized Division of Prevention and Population Sciences (DPPS). The Director will assume primary responsibility for creating, nurturing and supporting internationally-renowned programs in population sciences and prevention in the areas of cardiovascular disease, and collaborating with closely aligned programs in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Division of Lung Diseases, the Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, and the Division of Extramural Research Activities. The NHLBI also manages a strong program in biostatistics and resources for the conduct of clinical research. The NHLBI is engaged in a strategic planning process which will guide its scientific agenda for the next decade. The DPPS Director will advocate for areas of profound importance to the national and global populace, to establish and implement programs congruent with NHLBI’s strategic plan and which will impact the health of the public. Functioning as a key member of the senior leadership team of the Institute, the incumbent will have a profound impact upon the national investment in research and the quality of service to the international research community. Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree as well as senior level research experience and ability to interact successfully with a broad range of individuals. The successful candidate will be a respected, accomplished scientist 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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