The Organization

The Airway Biology and Disease Branch supports research and research training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiolitis, lung imaging, and airway function in health and disease.

The Lung Biology and Disease Branch supports research and research training in pulmonary vascular biology and pulmonary hypertension, lung development and repair, acute lung injury and critical care, pulmonary fibrosis and other interstitial lung diseases, rare lung diseases, lung transplantation, and lung responses to HIV/AIDS and other infections.

Located within the Division of Lung Diseases, the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research supports research and research training related to sleep disordered breathing, and the fundamental functions of sleep and circadian rhythms. The Center also stewards several forums that facilitate the coordination of sleep research across NIH, other federal agencies and outside organizations, including the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board and a Trans-NIH Sleep Research Coordinating Committee. The Center also participates in the translation of new sleep research findings for dissemination to health care professionals and the public.

The Role

Health Scientist Administrators (program officers) advise the Institute on future scientific directions that encourage research in critical areas, develop targeted programs to foster innovative and high impact research, interact with investigators in diverse scientific areas, assess the progress of awarded grants and contracts, and serve as an expert resource for the scientific community and the public.

The ideal candidates will have experience and knowledge of biology, immunology or epidemiology that is relevant to lung diseases or sleep disorders.  Research background may be in basic, translational, clinical,  implementation or genomics/data science, and areas of focus may include ARDS/critical care/sepsis, asthma, chronobiology/circadian rhythm, COPD, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung transplantation, pediatric lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, sleep and other lung conditions.

Job Details
Job Status
Future Vacancy
How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through Please visit for information on the next cycle of vacancy announcements.

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

More Information

For additional information about these positions, please email Thomas Croxton, Ph.D., M.D., Branch Chief, Airway Biology and Disease Branch, Matt Craig, Ph.D., Branch Chief, Lung Biology and Disease Branch, or Marishka Brown, Ph.D., Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research for more information.