Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS). The incumbent will be a dynamic scientific leader widely recognized for his/her scientific vision and research credentials related to cardiovascular sciences. In addition to providing scientific vision, leadership, and management for the NHLBI DCVS, he/she will serve as a member of the NHLBI senior leadership team and advise the Director, NHLBI, on issues related to cardiovascular research and relevant Institute research directions.
This individual will report to the Director, NHLBI, and may also coordinate activities with NIH, other institutes and Federal agencies. He/she will provide scientific leadership in managing a portfolio budget of approximately $1.7 billion and a staff of approximately 135 employees. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in organizational management, training and development of research scientists, and development of a diverse biomedical and behavioral research workforce.
The incumbent will provide strategic leadership at the NHLBI. The Director will assume responsibility for nurturing internationally renowned research programs in cardiovascular science across the spectrum of basic research, clinical science, and population sciences/epidemiology, including translational research and the conduct of a wide variety of clinical trials. The Director will recruit scientists and scientific administrators, develop and nurture a strong workforce, and build depth in a variety of scientific disciplines and in cardiovascular disease-specific programs and branches. Key challenges include establishment of program priorities, integration of basic and clinical science, building teams, and interaction with scientific colleagues in a wide variety of settings. Functioning as a key member of the senior leadership team of the Institute, the incumbent will collaborate with peers and others within the Institute on closely aligned programs. The DCVS Director will have a profound impact upon the nation’s investment in research and the service and support of the broader cardiovascular research community. The Director, DCVS, will have the opportunity to advocate for areas of critical importance to the national and global populace, to establish and implement programs congruent with the NHLBI’s strategic plan, and to improve the health of the public.
Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, as well as senior-level research experience, management experience, interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage stakeholders. The successful candidate will be a respected, accomplished researcher with maturity, integrity, and outstanding communication skills.
Information about the Division is available at www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/org/dcvs.
Position Requirements: Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree in a field relevant to the position. This position will be filled under a Title 42(f) excepted service appointment.
Salary/Benefits: Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. A recruitment or relocation bonus may be available, and relocation expenses may be paid. A full package of federal Civil Service benefits is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements.
How to Apply: Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, and full contact details for three references. In addition, applicants are asked to prepare two statements: a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (please limit both statements to two pages each). Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about the NHLBI can be found at www.nhlbi.nih.gov.
Applications will be accepted beginning on November 16, 2015. The closing date for accepting applications is January 18, 2016.
You may contact Barry Rubinstein with questions and for more information about this vacancy at email@example.com. gov or 301-594-9923.
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