Current Vacancy

Health Science Administrator & Physician - Office of the Director

The Organization

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is launching a search to identify exceptional leaders for multiple positions within the Immediate Office of the Director (OD) for GS-15 Health Science Administrator (Scientific Officer) and Physician roles.

The Role

  • Scientific Officer (GS-601-15 HSA) – Individuals with scientific training and research program management experience are needed to support science policy and strategic initiatives supervised by the NHLBI Deputy Director for Clinical Research and Scientific Initiatives. These initiatives include the research response to the COVID-19 pandemic; regenerative medicine, gene therapy, and/or adult stem cells; human subjects protections; data sharing; and other policies and safety analyses pertinent to NHLBI-supported research.

    Highly competitive candidates will have the following credentials, skills, and experience: Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, physiology, and/or an M.D.; at least three years of laboratory research experience, with additional experience in such areas as grants management, research program management, research oversight and compliance, data resource management, and related fields; an ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced, dynamic environment; and eligibility to work as a Federal employee
     
  • Physician (GS-602-15) - Individuals with medical training are needed to support science policy and strategic initiatives supervised by the NHLBI Deputy Director for Clinical Research and Scientific Initiatives. These include but are not limited to efforts to optimize the clinical trials enterprise at NHLBI; the NIH and NHLBI research response to the COVID-19 pandemic; analyses of safety events on NHLBI-supported clinical trials; and other clinically focused NHLBI and NIH science and science-based policy matters.

    Highly competitive candidates will have the following credentials, skills, and experience: an M.D. in a discipline relevant to NHLBI’s clinical research portfolio (e.g., cardiology, hematology, pulmonology, internal medicine, and sleep); at least two years of clinical research experience; experience as a project scientist or program officer for NIH grants or contracts; the expertise needed to contribute to overseeing and managing NHLBI’s clinical research portfolio; and eligibility to work as a Federal employee.

Application

Please submit a letter of interest, for one or both positions detailed below, with a CV by November 9, 2022, to nhlbicareers@mail.nih.govmailto: with the subject line “IOD Scientific Officer” and/or “IOD Physician”.

In addition to submitting a letter of interest, candidates must formally apply via USAJOBS via the following NIH global vacancy announcements

1) Scientific Officer/HSA – Initial application deadline closed on September 30, 2022 (Another USAJOBS vacancy anticipated next quarter)

a. Open to Status Candidates: Announcement NIH-GR-MP-22-1162348

b. Open to the Public: Announcement NIH-GR-DE-22-11623470

2) Physician – Announcement will open October 31, 2022 with application deadline November 9, 2022 

a) Direct Hire Open to Status Candidates and the Public: NIH-GR-DH-23-11677625