Director, Division of Extramural Research Activities (DERA)
Are you a top-level Scientific Researcher or Scientific Administrator seeking a career at one of the preeminent biomedical research institutes in the nation and the world? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking exceptional candidates for the executive level position of Director, Division of Extramural Research Activities (DERA). NHLBI is a national and international leader in heart, lung, and blood and sleep research. The DERA Director position offers an exciting opportunity for scientific and managerial leadership in developing and implementing extramural research programs in support of NHLBI’s mission.
The DERA Director will report to the Director, NHLBI and must have a remarkably broad range of skills and experience and superior managerial and financial qualifications in order to effectively lead a Division that has responsibility for planning, conducting, and evaluating an extramural research program of national and international scope involving cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematology and sleep research; grant administration; providing grant policy development, implementation and advice; developing and managing training programs for extramural staff; setting scientific priorities and interacting with other NHLBI offices/divisions; other NIH institutes, and the public. In addition to providing scientific vision, leadership, and management for the NHLBI DERA, he/she will serve as a member of the NHLBI senior leadership team and advise the Director, NHLBI, on issues related to heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders research and relevant Institute research directions.
DERA develops, implements, and coordinates cross-cutting, multi-disciplinary activities in support of heart, lung, and blood and sleep disorders research. The Director of DERA oversees the execution of approximately $2.4 billion of NHLBI research grants. To carry out its mission, the Division has a staff of approximately 100 employees and an annual budget of approximately $1.7 million.
The successful candidate will have an established reputation as an expert and leader among the federal grants community. The ideal candidate must also have demonstrated broad visionary capabilities in their scientific focus area(s) and ability to manage personnel, budgets, and timelines across multiple fiscal years. Applicants must possess a doctoral level degree in health or allied sciences as well as senior-level research experience, management experience, interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage stakeholders. The successful candidate will be a respected, accomplished individual with maturity, integrity, and outstanding communication skills.
The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications. Full Federal benefits will be provided including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent). This position will be filled under a Title 42(f) excepted service appointment.
How to apply:
Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, and full contact details for three references. In addition, applicants are asked to prepare two statements: a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (please limit both statements to two pages each).
Applications should be sent to email@example.com. Do not include your birth date or social security number on application materials.
Applications will be accepted beginning on June 20, 2016. The closing date for accepting applications is August 5, 2016.
You may contact Barry Rubinstein with questions and for more information about this vacancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 594-9923.
HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers
Sickle Cell Branch - Staff Clinician
With nationwide responsibility for improving the health and wellbeing of all Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services oversees the biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and those of NIH’s research Institutes. The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking an outstanding physician to support a research program in clinical and translational science on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. The existing faculty is an outstanding group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers covering a wide range of basic and clinical research topics (please see http://dir.nhlbi.nih.gov/) complemented by the other research institutes within the DIR (please see http://www.nih.gov/science/#campus).
The NHLBI is recruiting for a Staff Clinician to support an innovative and translational research program in Sickle Cell Disease in the Sickle Cell Branch (SCB), a major component of the NHLBI’s intramural program. The Staff Clinician will provide support to active clinical research protocols aimed at unraveling pathogenesis through genetic approaches, testing novel therapies based upon these results, and providing high quality patient care. This position would report to Dr. Swee Lay Thein.
The successful candidate should have strong training, expertise and experience in clinical hematology with board certification or eligibility in adult or pediatric hematology, along with experience in sickle cell disease. Applicants must be licensed to practice medicine in the United States. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.
Candidates must have an MD or MD/PhD (or equivalent), with subspecialty training in hematology. 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 emailed to:
The review of applications will begin on or around July 31, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Post-Doctoral Fellow - Sickle Cell Branch
The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking to recruit an outstanding Post-Doctoral Fellow to join the Laboratory of Early Sickle Mortality Prevention. A position is available to join a team focused on developing methodology to identify and validate genetic biomarkers that will allow early detection and monitoring of severe sickle cell complications, using new genome technologies and deep phenotyping. She or he will perform essential data analysis of genome-wide experiments, including cell-free DNA/RNA, and single cell genomics. Additional information about the lab can be found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/intramural/researchers/pi/thein-swee-lay
Ph.D in biomedical sciences
Expertise in programming languages such as Python, Perl, R
Proficiency in Unix/Linux operating system
Experience analyzing functional genomics experiments
Experience in conducting genetic association studies
Ability to conduct independent research and work cooperatively with other scientists.
Excellent communication skills
The existing faculty in the NHLBI DIR is an outstanding group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers covering a wide range of basic and clinical research topics (please see https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/intramural) complemented by the other research institutes within the DIR (please see http://www.nih.gov/science/#campus).
The successful candidate should have a strong track record of achievement, expertise and experience in a research environment. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, have completed formal mentored postdoctoral training in immunology and research, experience with training responsibilities, and evidence of scientific research productivity sufficient to carry out the duties and responsibilities. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.
Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three people who could provide letters of reference by email to Swee Lay Thein at email@example.com or to the address below. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Postdoctoral Researcher - Division of Intramural Research (DIR)
The Laboratory of Molecular Immunology of the Immunology Center, headed by Dr. Warren J. Leonard of the DIR, NHLBI, is recruiting for a postdoctoral researcher to work in the area of molecular immunology. Having previously discovered that mutations in the common cytokine receptor γ chain, γc, result in X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency in humans and that γc is a shared component of multiple cytokine receptors, the lab focuses on the cytokines that share γc (IL-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-9, IL-15, and IL-21), as well as the IL-7-related cytokine, TSLP. The laboratory has generated valuable transgenic and knockout mice and a wealth of other valuable reagents. The laboratory encompasses projects ranging from elucidating physiological and disease mechanisms to signal transduction, molecular mechanisms of gene regulation, and epigenetic mechanisms. State-of-the-art methodologies are used in human and murine systems, including in vitro and in vivo approaches, including ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq, as well as whole exome and whole genome methodology.
The ideal candidate will have a reasonable level of independence, be innovative and interactive, and will have a strong background in immunology and/or molecular biology. The candidate must have received a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. degree. The candidate will be supported with the excellent intramural NIH fellowship in a stimulating and interactive research environment at NIH.
To apply, please e-mail Ms. Kelly Wittenberger, Staff Assistant, Immunology Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "IC Postdoctoral Research Fellow":
- Your curriculum vitae (with bibliography and description of research experience), and
- The contact information for three references.
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.
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences Opportunities
Clinician Scientist (Medical Officer)
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.
Research Training Opportunities
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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