The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking exceptional candidates with extensive research and programmatic expertise in clinical and health services research to coordinate extramural activities within the Division of Lung Diseases (DLD), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
As a Physician in an extramural program area, you will utilize your medical expertise to administer research grants or contracts in a major program area. You will evaluate activities of funded investigators and make recommendations regarding the contribution of the research to the goals and objectives of the program.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the clinical management and pathobiology or immunology of lung diseases plus research experience that is relevant to pulmonary or sleep medicine. Research background may be in basic, translational, clinical, or implementation science related to asthma, cystic fibrosis, pediatric lung disease, COPD, lung transplantation, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, ARDS/critical care, sleep or other lung conditions.
Serve as a Physician in support of a major extramural research program area of national scope, involving epidemiologic studies, clinical trials, and other basic and clinical studies.
Plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate programs and initiatives in the assigned specialty area of research.
Critically review and participate in the development of research initiatives, with particular attention to the importance and timeliness of the study question, soundness of its rationale, adequacy of design, and feasibility.
Administer clinical and basic research projects, including clinical trials, supported by the assigned organization.
Formulate internal policies concerning Extramural research policy and priorities, and advise management on the direction of research efforts.
Select Conditions of Employment:
U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
Position is subject to a background investigation.
Additional requirements, including the potential need for an active medical license, are listed in the vacancy announcements linked above.
Additional Salary Information:
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood disorders and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.
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.
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