The Organization

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 Role

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

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.


Email Gail Pearson, MD, ScD, Director, Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Research Program.