Current Vacancy


The Organization

The Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) supports research on the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of lung diseases and sleep disorders. The Division is responsible for monitoring the latest research developments in the extramural scientific community, as well as identifying research gaps and needs, obtaining advice from experts in the field, and implementing programs to address new opportunities.

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.

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 Role

Physicians 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 1) knowledge of pathobiology, immunology, or epidemiology, 2) clinical experience with the lung diseases, and 3) research experience that is relevant to pulmonary medicine. Research background may be in basic, translational, clinical, or implementation science and specific areas of interest to the division include asthma, pediatric lung disease, interstitial lung disease and, in particular, ARDS, critical care, sepsis, and pneumonia.

More Information

Email Matt Craig, PhD, Chief, Lung Biology and Disease Branch and Tom Croxton, PhD, MD, Chief, Airway Biology and Disease Branch for more information.


Qualified candidates must apply to the Physician (Research), GS-13/14 or GP-14 Physician global recruitment announcements advertised through from February 27, 2023 – March 8, 2023. For requirements, evaluation criteria, and application instructions, view the 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.