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

Immediate Office of the Director
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking a strategic-minded research scientist with expertise in research informatics and information technology who will bring significant experience to operate in an intellectually rich, Federal biomedical research institution engaged in a national research program to understand, treat, and prevent heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders.

This position offers a unique and challenging opportunity for the right individual to work directly with the NHLBI Director to address the Institute’s bioinformatics needs, as well as develop a program in research informatics, incorporating information technology. Applicants should possess an advanced science degree (Masters or Ph.D) and research experience related to bioinformatics or research informatics. The most highly qualified applicants will have demonstrated knowledge in both biology/medicine and bio/research informatics. In addition, applicants should have sufficient education and experience to ensure success in managing a professional and technical staff engaged in providing complex and computationally intense information networks, in the areas of bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, systems biology, modeling, imaging, and analytics. Opportunities will exist for independent research efforts in the Intramural Program of the NHLBI as well as working with the Extramural Program developing bioinformatics programs to support the scientific community and research administration. It is highly desirable for the successful applicant to also have extensive experience in information technology management, encompassing strategic planning, complex organizational structures, technical project management and process transformation. This Office of the Associate Director will be responsible for the administration of NHLBI enterprise operations systems, data warehouse and management reporting and information security, and the day to day operations of staff providing IT infrastructure development and support.

Strong leadership qualities, negotiation skills, and exceptional interpersonal skills are imperative for this individual, who is anticipated to be involved with scientific, administrative and technical aspects of information technology, as well as to oversee vigorous collaborative research efforts in bioinformatics.

Application Process: Salary is commensurate with experience 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).

CV, bibliography and two letters of recommendation must be received by October 21, 2005. Application package should be sent to:

National Institutes of Health
attn: Mr. Barry Rubinstein
Building 31, Room 5A-28
31 Center Drive, MSC 2490
Bethesda, MD 20892-2490

For further information, please contact Mr. Rubinstein by email: Rubinstb@nhlbi.nih.gov or telephone (301) 496-2411. All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will only be reviewed by authorized officials of the NHLBI.

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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