Selected NHLBI Vacancies
Division of Cardiovascular Sciences Opportunities
Below is an employment opportunity announcement for three open positions in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Prevention and Population Sciences Program (PPSP). The positions are as follows:
The Epidemiology Branch (EB) has an opening for a Health Scientist Administrator (HSA) to help delineate the contribution of genetic, functional genomic and other factors at the molecular level in cardiovascular health and disease. The team identifies opportunities, research gaps and needs in the context of emerging systems sciences and big data approaches. Contact: Dr. Pothur Srinivas, firstname.lastname@example.org
The EB has an opening for an HSA for a new program studying heart, lung, blood and sleep (HLBS) diseases in HIV populations. With increased focus on chronic diseases occurring in persons living with HIV, the incumbent would participate in design and management of workshops and NHLBI-designed initiatives, and manage an investigator-initiated grant portfolio. Collaborative opportunities exist with experts in genomics, cardiovascular disease, epidemiology and statistical analysis. Contact: Dr. Paul Sorlie, email@example.com
PPPS has an opening for an HSA to work at the cutting edge of data sharing policy, within NHLBI and across NIH, maintaining protections while leveraging research resources. Duties include leading a Data Access Committee managing release and use of HLBS-related phenotypic and genomic research data. Training and experience in epidemiology, genomics, and/or chronic diseases is optimal. Contact: Ms. Phyliss Sholinsky, firstname.lastname@example.org
Two announcements, one for federal employees and one for non-federal employees, are viewable now and will accept applications beginning on 4/30/2016 at 12:01 a.m. The announcement closes on May 9, 2016.
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434013800 (For use by US citizens)
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434005100 (For use by Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligible applicants)
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 email@example.com 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
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
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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