The Organization

The Acute and Infectious Lung Diseases Branch supports research and research training in acute lung injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome, critical care, pneumonia, sepsis, mechanical ventilation, lung transplantation, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, as well as digital health.

The Lung Development and Pediatric Diseases Branch supports research and research training that includes, but is not limited to, stem cells, lung cell lineage, lung development, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, surfactants, cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, and gene editing.

The Obstructive Lung Diseases Branch supports research and research training in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, bronchiolitis, TH1/2 immunity, e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury, lung imaging, and related population studies.

The Restrictive and Vascular Lung Diseases Branch supports research and research training that includes, but is not limited to, to interstitial lung diseases, sarcoidosis, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, right heart failure, lung aging, data science and genomics.

The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research administers sleep and circadian research projects related to the regulation of sleep and sleep disorders, how the brain controls breathing during sleep, the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sleep-disordered breathing, and promotion of sleep health. The Center stewards several forums that facilitate the coordination of sleep and circadian research across NIH, other federal agencies and outside organizations, including the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board and the NIH-wide Sleep Research Coordinating Committee. The Center also participates in the translation of new 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 Matt Craig, Ph.D., Branch Chief, Acute and Infectious Lung Diseases Branch, Thomas Croxton, Ph.D., M.D., Branch Chief, Obstructive Lung Diseases Branch or Marishka Brown, Ph.D., Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research for more information.