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

Special Assistant for Clinical Research to the
Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


The NHLBI is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Special Assistant for Clinical Research to the Director, NHLBI, to advise the Director and other senior Institute staff on programmatic issues related to the design, organization, conduct and analysis of clinical research on heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.

Areas of responsibility include oversight of clinical investigations, data and safety monitoring recommendations, monitoring of adverse event reporting, review of conflicts of interest, and interactions with Institutional Review Boards and the NIH Office for Human Research Protections. The incumbent will develop and update Institute policies and guidelines on clinical research. In addition, the Special Assistant will participate in senior Institute level committees and NIH-wide clinical research and bioethics committees.

Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree and senior-level research experience and knowledge of research programs in one or more scientific areas related to diseases of the heart, lung, and blood and sleep disorders. They should be known and respected within their profession, both nationally and internationally, as distinguished individuals of outstanding scientific and clinical competence. 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 September 1, 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.

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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