Current Vacancy

Health Scientist Administrator

The Organization

The Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS), NHLBI directs, plans, and supports research to identify the most effective strategies for ensuring successful integration of evidence-based interventions within clinical and public health settings, such as health centers, worksites, communities, and schools in the United States and abroad.  CTRIS serves as the strategic focal point for NHLBI research that identifies and addresses the facilitators and barriers to intervention effectiveness and implementation, health inequities, and global health research. CTRIS also advances research training and career development in those areas. The core mission of CTRIS is to provide scientific and technical leadership and guidance to advance innovative and burgeoning areas of translation and implementation research related to heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and disorders in the United States and abroad.

The Role

CTRIS is seeking an exceptional health scientist administrator to support the CTRIS Director, NHLBI Global Health Program Director, and NHLBI staff on the development and implementation of NHLBI’s Global Health Research (GHR) Strategy in the following areas:

  • Collaboratively support the development and implementation of the GHR Strategy at NHLBI.
  • Provide support to scientific program leadership in GHR across the portfolio, particularly in LMICs.
  • Lead/co-lead concept development and program management on new and emerging HLBS GHR and research training.
  • Organize/co-organize and conduct GHR workshops, conferences, and symposia.
  • Support responses to global health reporting requests; analyze and synthesize relevant data.
  • Prepare scientific papers, research perspectives, and summaries of significant GHR findings.
  • Serve as an additional representative NHLBI in collaboration with various public and private stakeholders with shared interests.

Health scientist administrators are responsible for providing scientific leadership and guidance to the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of research. In addition, the incumbent will also be responsible for administering a portfolio of research grants, cooperative agreements, and training awards. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop and oversee complex research programs are required. The incumbent will provide leadership in a broad range of multifaceted activities that enable CTRIS to achieve its mission to address heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and disorders globally. 

More Information

Email Xinzhi Zhang, MD, PhD, FACE, FRSM, Chief, Health Inequities and Global Health Branch, Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS), NHLBI for more information.


For more information and to apply, visit DE GS-12 to GS-14 and MP GS-12 to GS-14, open September 21 through September 30, 2022.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NIH, and NHLBI are equal opportunity employers committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.