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The Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Hematology Branch (HB), Myeloid Malignancies Section (MMS) is seeking to recruit an outstanding physician-scientist to a newly created staff clinician position available from July 1st 2015.
The Myeloid Malignancies Section has the mandate to investigate the “detection, prevention and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia relapse” and does so with a highly integrated program of basic laboratory, translational and clinical research. The Hematology Branch represents a major component of the NHLBI’s intramural program and has interests similar in scope to those of an academic hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation division.
The successful candidate should have a strong track record of achievement, expertise and experience and will be expected to take responsibility for the design, performance and clinical care of novel clinical trials in patients with acute myeloid leukemia in addition to undertaking high-quality basic and/or translational research. Expertise in some or all of acute myeloid leukemia, immunology, immunotherapy, molecular biology, bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, high throughput genomics, statistics and/or clinical trial design and execution will be an asset. Demonstrated excellence in the clinical care of patients with acute myeloid leukemia is a prerequisite.
Candidates must have a MD or MD/PhD (or equivalent), be licensed to practice medicine in the United States, be board certified in internal medicine and board eligible or certified in hematology and/or medical oncology. Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa.
Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should send a descriptive letter of interest, curriculum vitae and complete bibliography, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:
Myeloid Malignancies Section
Hematology Branch, NHLBI
Building 10-CRC Room 3-5330
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892
Applications should be received no later than: January 31st, 2015.
Postdoctoral position in Molecular Medicine at NIH
A postdoctoral position is available in Haiming Cao’s laboratory in the Molecular Medicine Center of National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The Cao lab is one of the first laboratories established through the NIH Earl Stadtman investigator recruitment, and is supported by mouse transgenic, human iPS, high-throughput sequencing, advanced microscopy, animal surgery and bioinformatics core facilities. With an interdisciplinary research environment and strong intramural support, this position provides a unique opportunity for recent PhD or MD awardees to deepen and broaden their research profile for advancing to an independent academic career.
The Cao group studies the molecular basis of obesity-induced disorders particularly diabetes, dyslipidemia and fatty liver disease with the goal of identifying novel therapeutic interventions. Dr. Cao has identified key cellular and endocrine pathways and has demonstrated their pathophysiological significance in complex human disorders (Cell Metabolism 2013, Cell 2008, Cell Metabolism 2005). Recently, the Cao group revealed for the first time that a large number of long noncoding RNAs function as vital signaling and metabolic regulators in mammals (Cell Metabolism 2015, in press) and could constitute a new class of RNA therapeutic targets for diseases. The successful applicant is expected to study the molecular mechanisms of altered energy metabolism as a general cause of common diseases with a particular focus on long noncoding RNAs. In general, researches in the Cao group emphasize bridging the gaps between exciting new developments in molecular biology and common human diseases of significant public health impact. More information on the Cao group is available at
QUALIFICATIONS: Interested candidates must be completing or should have obtained a Ph.D. or M.D. degree with background in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiology or a related discipline. Experience in RNA biology, mouse models of obesity, diabetes and related metabolic disorders are highly desirable but not required. In general, quality of past research is more important than experience in a specific field.
SALARY/BENEFITS: This position is fully supported by NIH intramural fund and successful candidates will be offered competitive stipend/benefit package commensurate with experience and accomplishments.
TO APPLY: E-mail your CV and at least 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled.
The Division of Intramural Research is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for the Molecular and Clinical Hematology Branch in Dr. John Tisdale's laboratory, which focuses on development of stem cell therapies with genetic modification for sickle cell disease patients, including allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, hematopoietic stem cell-targeted gene therapy, and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-derived cell therapy.
An individual who possesses the following qualifications will be considered a strong candidate:
- A Ph.D. in a relevant research field, preferably in molecular biology, stem cell biology, gene therapy, or hematology
- Extensive experience in vial transduction, genome editing, and ES/iPS cell culture
To apply, please e-mail the following to email@example.com with the Subject line "MCHB Postdoctoral Research Fellow":
- Your curriculum vitae (with bibliography and description of research experience),
- A brief statement of interest, and
- Two letters of recommendation, including contact information.
The Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) will be seeking dynamic and innovative scientists (GS-601/602-13/14) to foster cutting edge research on sleep disorders medicine and lung health and disease that will accelerate the application of basic research findings towards clinical application.
Physicians with research background, experience, and knowledge of pulmonary medicine, including lung vascular biology and disease or sleep disordered breathing and circadian rhythm disorders is desired.
For more information on the Division of Lung Diseases, please visit the following page: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/org/dld/
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS):
The Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch (CAPB) will be searching for a Health Science Administrator (GS-601-12/13/14) to work on studies of the prevention and treatment of adult obesity. The Health Science Administrator announcement will be made available www.usajobs.gov and open for all US Citizens to apply.
The position will be located in which supports, conducts, and initiates population, community, and clinic-based research on the causes, prevention, and clinical care of cardiovascular diseases. CAPB research areas include but are not limited to obesity, physical activity, behavior-oriented trials, health services research, and cardiovascular risk prevention through the lifespan.
We will be seeking individuals with expertise and strong interest in:
- Prevention and treatment of adult obesity
- Individual and community engaged approaches to primary or secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
- Randomized intervention trials.
Relevant fields of medical specialization are internal medicine, preventive medicine, and family practice. We especially urge persons who meet the above description to apply if they also have:
- Research interests relevant to the health of minority and underserved populations
- The ability to communicate effectively with basic and clinical scientists from a variety of disciplines and with a sophisticated lay audience
- The ability to synthesize new information and develop a broad vision of research that will advance disease prevention and treatment efforts.
The Information Technology and Application Center is seeking an Associate Director, Supervisory IT Specialist (GS-2210-15). The current recruitment is open to all U.S. Citizens as well as former and current government employees and VEOA eligibles. Please apply no later than April 25, 2014.
As a Supervisory Information Technology (IT) Specialist, you will:
- Provide strategic leadership in all aspects of IT.
- Participate in senior management strategic planning, budgeting, and policy decisions to facilitate the accomplishment of IT activities.
- Direct studies to develop long-range IT forecasts for systems development and enhancement and for hardware and software acquisition.
- Participate in formal and informal management planning, policy and decision-making sessions with senior managers and technical specialists.
- Direct staff in providing advisory and consulting services to managers on all matters pertaining to information management.
Specialized experience is required, performing IT related tasks such as: managing and operating local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) operations including network design, redundant infrastructure and disaster recovery for a large organization; working with clients and customers to ensure that customer requirements are sufficiently captured and satisfied by IT services offered; preparing and presenting briefings to higher level management to acquire approval and secure funding for mission critical information technology projects and infrastructure modifications and upgrades; troubleshooting IT system issues or problems through partnering with the customer and other technical staff to analyze and resolve the issue or problem.
Please find more information and/or apply at USA Jobs:
All U.S Citizens - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/367578800
Current/Former U.S Government Employees - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/367755600
The following positions may be opened in the future (subject to change). The vacancies will be advertised on www.usajobs.gov and open to all US citizens. Use key word “NHLBI”. To apply, submit your application through the USAJOBS online system by the closing date.
The Division of Lung Diseases, Lung Biology and Disease Branch, NHLBI is seeking dynamic and innovative scientists to foster cutting edge research on lung health and disease and accelerate the application of basic research findings towards clinical application. The Program Director (Medical Officer or Health Scientist Administrator) will join a team of skilled and committed individuals, who work with the world's leading researchers to maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the state of science and identify important, emerging areas of lung research.
Program Directors advise the Institute on future scientific directions and devise initiatives that encourage research in critical areas. They assess the research progress of NHLBI grantees and serve as a resource to the pulmonary scientific community regarding NHLBI/NIH policies and procedures. Program Director candidates are expected to be physicians or scientists with a good understanding of how biomedical research is performed and expertise in basic or clinical pulmonary medicine, including lung vascular biology and disease. The position provides competitive salaries, outstanding benefits packages, and job security. Training in NIH operations and polices will be provided. US citizenship is required.
The Division of Lung Diseases, National Center on Sleep Disorders Center, NHLBI is seeking a dynamic and innovative scientist to foster cutting edge research on lung health and disease and accelerate the application of basic research findings towards clinical application. The Program Director (Medical Officer or Health Scientist Administrator) will join a team of skilled and committed individuals, who work with the world’s leading researchers to maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the state of science and identify important, emerging areas of lung research.
Program Directors advise the Institute on future scientific directions and devise initiatives that encourage research in critical areas. They assess the research progress of NHLBI grantees and serve as a resource to the pulmonary scientific community regarding NHLBI/NIH policies and procedures. Program Director candidates are expected to be physicians or scientists with a good understanding of how biomedical research is performed and expertise in basic or clinical pulmonary medicine, including sleep disordered breathing and circadian rhythm disorder is desired. The position provides competitive salaries, outstanding benefits packages, and job security. Training in NIH operations and polices will be provided. US citizenship is required.
Medical Officer, Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking exceptional candidates for a Medical Officer position in the Advanced Technologies and Surgery Branch (ATSB) in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS). The ATSB manages an integrated basic and clinical extramural research program to study innovative and developing technologies for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Areas supported by ATSB include:
- Diagnostics, including proteomics, genomics and other biomarker technologies, and imaging for disease identification and therapy guidance
- Therapeutics, including tissue, cell and gene-based therapies, regenerative medicine, and development of devices for cardiovascular support and repair
- Surgery, including improved surgical and image-guided approaches, and evidence-based clinical research to translate new therapies, technologies and surgical practices into clinical use
- Enabling technologies such as bioinformatics, computational and systems biology, bioengineering, nanotechnology, and personalized medicine.
ATSB promotes the translation of promising scientific and technological findings from discovery through pre-clinical studies to clinical trials. Applicants must possess an M.D. or equivalent with experience and expertise in genetics and clinical studies and randomized clinical trials including the area of pharmacogenomics, who can help foster efforts in translation and implementation of genetic findings into the clinic. The incumbent will maintain knowledge of the area of interest and related fields, oversee a portfolio of grants and contracts, and provide critical scientific and clinical trial advice to the Branch Chief, Division Director and Institute Director. The individual will serve as the focus for coordination of this area of biomedical research supported by other NIH institutes, other government agencies and private organizations, and develop initiatives to strengthen the research portfolio. The incumbent will also participate in Institute-wide and NIH-wide committees and activities related to the scientific area of interest, and attend meetings of study sections, review committees, and Council to provide policy, technical and scientific information.
For further information, please contact:
Marissa A. Miller, DVM, MPH, Chief, ATSB
The NHLBI is seeking one or more dynamic cardiologists or internists with clinical research leadership experience to join the Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Research Program in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences.
The Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Research Program provides leadership for and supports basic, translational and clinical research on the development, maturation, and functioning of the heart throughout all stages of life. This Program is instrumental in driving the direction of the nation's biomedical science in these areas and promotes opportunities to translate promising scientific and technological advances from basic discovery through preclinical studies to multi-site clinical trials. The Program currently has an active leadership role in trials and networks such as:
- COAG (Clarification of Optimal Anticoagulation through Genetics), BARI-2D, FREEDOM
- Heart Failure Network, Pediatric Heart Network
- Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium
The successful candidate will:
- Participate in setting the national strategic direction for clinical research on cardiovascular disease
- Develop translational and clinical research initiatives in areas where NHLBI needs to take leadership in order to advance the science
- Participate as a scientific and administrative partner in NHLBI-initiated large projects, such as clinical trials and networks
For further information, please contact:
Gail Pearson, MD, ScD
Director, Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Research Program
Applicants must possess an MD or equivalent degree, with training and board certification in internal or cardiovascular medicine and experience leading clinical investigations. Ideal candidates will have an outstanding record of research accomplishments, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to oversee complex research programs.
The Division of Blood Diseases and Resources, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking an innovative and skilled physician or scientist for the following position: Chief, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch. Below are details about the position.
The Division of Blood Diseases and Resources (DBDR) supports the overwhelming majority of scientific and clinical hematology research nationwide, from basic biology to medical management of blood diseases. The Division has a leading role in applying scientific advances in transfusion medicine and stem cell biology to the development of new therapies, as well as in assuring the adequacy and safety of the Nation's blood supply. Today, the hematology research portfolio represents over a half billion dollars annually.
The Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch Chief will oversee a global program covering basic and clinical research and training in several high profile areas (such as hemostatic disorders, including hemophilias, platelet function, and the acquired coagulopathy; thrombotic disorders; and vascular biology) and serve as a key member of the senior leadership team of the Division. Interested candidates must possess an MD or PhD degree and experience leading clinical investigations or trials. Ideal candidates will have research accomplishments in vascular biology, hemostasis, thrombosis, hematology, clinical applications, or translational medicine; ability to oversee a complex research program; and excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Board Certification in Hematology or Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and prior experience in clinical trials is highly desirable.
The Office of Education of the Division of Intramural Research coordinates and assists recruitment for all research training on the NIH campus. Programs are available within the Laboratories and Branches within the Division to provide specialized research training for high school students, college students, graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows and medical residents and fellows. The Office of Education provides assistance to applicants at each of these levels. NHLBI is committed to improving the representation of under represented groups, including minorities, women, and scientists with disabilities in the mainstream of basic and clinical research. The Office of Education website will provide you with more information and a way to apply for open positions.
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