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Position Title Location
Salary and Grade
Closing Date

Branch Chief, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch
listed in USAJOBS as Medical Officer (Branch Chief) NHLBI-08-281585-DH

Bethesda, MD $115,317 - $149,000
September 12, 2008
Program Assistant HHS/NIH-2008-3931 Bethesda, MD $43,557 - 56,624
September 18, 2008

Health Scientist Administrator, Blood Diseases Branch NHLBI-08-281489-CR-DE

Bethesda, MD

$82,961 - $149,000

September 19, 2008

Procurement Branch Chief
listed in USAJOBS as Supervisory Contract Specialist HHS/NIH-2008-3584

Bethesda, MD $98,033 - $127,442
September 19, 2008
Ethics Clerk (OA)/Ethics Assistant HHS/NIH-2008-3157 Bethesda, MD $31,751 - 51,124
September 22, 2008
Health Scientist Administrator, Review Branch NHLBI-08-287967-DE Bethesda, MD $69,764 - $127,442
October 01, 2008
Director, Office of Communications and Legislative Activities NHLBI-08-08SES Bethesda, MD $114,468 - 172,200
October 24, 2008

Multiple positions in the Center for Human Immunology, Autoimmunity, and Inflammation
Please see below for information on these new positions.

Bethesda, MD


Competitive salaries commensurate with experience and qualifications November 30, 2008

In addition, you may want to visit USAJOBS (US Office of Personnel Management) — the Federal Government's official one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.


New positions in the Center for Human Immunology, Autoimmunity, and Inflammation

The Center for Human Immunology, Autoimmunity, and Inflammation (CHI) a new, trans-NIH initiative located on the Bethesda, Maryland campus is recruiting for multiple positions.  The Center’s mission is the study of the human immune system in health and disease and to this end it will utilize current and develop advanced technologies to interrogate the human immune system. Research will be conducted by integrated teams of physicians and basic scientists representing both the entire spectrum of NIH Institutes and the CHI. The goals of the Center are to gain a better understanding of shared immune pathophysiologies that underlie specific diseases and the role of inflammation in a wide variety of common disorders, including cancer, atherosclerosis, rheumatic syndromes, and neurologic degeneration, and to rapidly translate new knowledge into improvements in diagnosis and treatment of disease in support of the core NIH mission to improve human health.
Please review the CHI openings and How To Apply information below. All positions are joint appointments between CHI and individual NIH Institutes. Competitive salaries commensurate with experience and qualifications are offered for each position. Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens or non-resident aliens holding or eligible for a valid employment visa.  Applications must be received by November 30, 2008

  • Scientific Manager / Chief Operating Officer
    Lead and coordinate scientific activities of the entire CHI. The position requires both broad scientific knowledge in clinical and/or basic immunology and experience in managing a complex research enterprise.
  • Experts in bioinformatics, computer science, and systems biology
    Lead and staff a full program in data acquisition, analysis, and modeling. You will be responsible for the design of operating procedures and software for large scale data collection, data storage, and user access, for application of existing and creation of new statistical and other computational tools to the analysis and interpretation of multiple ‘omic’-scale datasets, and for utilization of these data and analytic results in the development of new insights into and computational models of human cell, tissue, and organism-level immune function.
  • Expert in proteomics
    Develop a creative, technology-driven program in coordination with existing CHI technology efforts in advanced immunoassays and genomics.  You will lead a research team in large scale proteomic data collection involving human cells and tissues, with the goal of generating an integrated systems-level assessment of immune function in health and disease.  You will be responsible for the implementation of techniques and standard operating procedures for proteomic/phospho-proteomic analysis of human cell, tissue, and fluid samples, as well as design and acquisition of software for large scale proteomic data collection, storage, analysis, and multi-investigator access. You will also work with other CHI staff in the utilization of these data and analytic results in the development of new understanding into and computational models of human cell, tissue, and organism-level immune function.
  • Staff Physician
    This is an exciting career opportunity for physicians with a broad interest in clinical immunology. You will create research protocols, coordinate clinics, and develop a training curriculum.  You will develop CHI clinical protocols and also coordinate protocols from NIH investigators in the various Institutes with CHI technology facilities. The physician will supervise the operation of CHI clinics and help to create a novel cross-disciplinary training program in clinical immunology focused on therapeutics thatmodulate the human immune system.
  • Protocol Specialist
    Develop and maintain clinical protocols and participate in the operation of CHI clinics.  Experience in database management, generation of digital reports, and in regulatory affairs, including institutional review boards and Food and Drug Administration interactions, is desirable.
  • Staff Assistant
    Provide a variety of administrative support to the clinical, technical and scientific staff of the CHI.  Strong communication and computer skills and prioritizing, multitasking, and team player abilities are desirable.

How To Apply:
Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens or non-resident aliens holding or eligible for a valid employment visa.  Applications must be received by November 30, 2008.  Please submit a curriculum vitae and brief statement of how your technical training, administrative skills, or research interests will be able to advance the CHI mission, along with three letters of reference to: K. Sheree Hawkins, Building 10, Room 7N220, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD   20892. Or you may send application electronically to . Please visit the CHI website for additional information.

Future Opportunities

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The following positions will be opened shortly (subject to change). You may submit your resume by Email for consideration for these or other future job opportunities. This is not an official application process.


Future Position in the Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
The Division of Blood Diseases and Resources (DBDR) supports research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of nonmalignant blood diseases, including anemias, sickle cell disease, and thalassemia; premalignant processes such as myelodysplasia and myeloproliferative disorders; hemophilia and other abnormalities of hemostasis and thrombosis; and immune dysfunction. Funding encompasses a broad spectrum of research ranging from basic biology to medical management of blood diseases. The Division has a major responsibility for research to assure the adequacy and safety of the Nation's blood supply. The Division also has a leading role in applying scientific advances in transfusion medicine and stem cell biology to the development of new cell-based therapies to repair and regenerate human tissues and organs.

  • Branch Chief, Blood Diseases Branch and
  • Branch Chief, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch
    The Branch Chiefs serve as a major force in the creation and implementation of new research and training programs and provide leadership for professional personnel in the stewardship of established national programs. This is an opportunity for individuals with scientific vision to excel in a collaborative, team-based environment.  These leadership positions entail management and development of diverse research grant programs covering basic biology through translational and outreach research.

The Blood Diseases Branch (BDB)  supports research in sickle cell disease and thalassemia ranging from elucidating their etiology and pathophysiology to improving disease treatment and management. Areas of emphasis include genetics, regulation of hemoglobin synthesis, iron metabolism and chelation, development of drugs to increase fetal hemoglobin production, hematopoiesis and gene therapy. The Branch supports development of animal models for preclinical studies. The major NIH portfolio of clinical research in hemoglobinopathies is housed within BDB. While the primary interest is hematopoiesis and blood cell function, the Branch interacts heavily with the Thrombosis/ Hemostasis and Transfusion Medicine/Cellular Therapeutics Branches within DBDR, and with relevant programs in other NHLBI and NIDDK Divisions. The Branch Chief will have the opportunity to create and shape a broad international research agenda in the hemoglobinopathies, and to lead a portfolio of research in other scientific areas important to the production and function of formed elements of the blood. 

The Thrombosis and Hemostasis Branch supports research and training programs on basic research, clinical studies, and technology development in hemostasis, thrombosis, and endothelial cell biology. The Branch focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of hemostasis, arterial and venous thrombosis in order to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of bleeding and of thrombosis.  The Branch supports research on hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease; immune disorders such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, and systemic lupus erythematosus.  The Branch supports efforts to develop effective treatments for bleeding disorders, heart attack, stroke, and peripheral vascular diseases. A major goal is to find additional platelet inhibitors, anticoagulants, and fibrinolytic agents that will improve specificity and reduce side effects when used in treating thrombotic and thromboembolic disorders. Specialized Centers of Clinically Oriented Research (SCCORS) support collaborative studies on hemostatic and thrombotic disorders. The Branch Chief will have the opportunity to create and shape a broad international research agenda in hemostasis and thrombosis.  

Requirements: US Citizenship, MD, PhD, or equivalent doctorate degree in health sciences or related discipline. Supervisory experience and strong interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise, research experience, and productivity in cell/molecular biology, genetics, genomics, physiology, stem cell biology, biochemistry, immunology, clinical trials, or hematologic diseases.  Supervisory experience is essential. Creativity and leadership ability are needed to set global policy and define a new research agenda.

  • Health Scientist Administrator, Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch
    Advise and participate in the initiation, development, management, and evaluation of research projects focusing on the field of transfusion medicine. Participate in policy formulation, scientific direction, and funding. Develop and maintain liaisons with relevant national and international professional societies and scientists.
    The Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapeutics Branch supports research and research training in transfusion medicine, blood banking, stem cell biology and disease, hematopoiesis and clinical medicine.   Research focuses on the use, safety, and availability of blood and blood components for transfusion and cellular therapies.  Research areas include transfusion-transmission of infectious diseases, noninfectious complications of transfusion, immunobiology, cell biology and disease, novel cell-based therapies, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and blood product availability.  The Branch develops programs for basic, translational, and clinical research related to normal and abnormal cellular biology and pathology.  The Branch supports the NHLBI Biorepository and a cell therapy resource program. It also collaborates with governmental, private-sector, and international organizations to improve the safety and availability of the global supply of blood and blood components.

Requirements: US Citizenship, MD, PhD, or equivalent doctorate degree in health sciences or related discipline. Areas of scientific knowledge and research expertise include infectious and non-infectious complications of blood transfusion, blood donor screening, blood specimen cryopreservation and storage, immunobiology, and cell therapy.  Ability to manage basic and clinical research programs. Ability to evaluate and analyze broad scientific areas. Effective verbal and written communications skills. 


Future Positions in the Division of Prevention and Population Sciences
The Division of Prevention and Population Sciences is going through an exciting period of expansion. The Division supports, conducts, and initiates population-, community-, and clinic-based research on the causes, prevention, and clinical care of cardiovascular diseases. Research includes a broad array of population-based epidemiologic studies; clinical trials of interventions to prevent disease; studies of genetic, behavioral, socio-cultural, and environmental influences on disease risk and outcomes; and studies of the application of prevention and treatment strategies to determine how best to improve the quality of clinical care and public health. Examples of programs we support include the Framingham Heart Study, the Hispanic Community Health Study, the Women’s Health Initiative, the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial, and the HMO-based nationwide Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN). Among our research growth areas are physical activity, behavior-oriented clinical trials, health services research, and vascular risk prevention beginning in childhood.

  • Program Analyst in Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch – 2 positions available
    Plan, evaluate, and manage activities central to effective branch operations, including coordination of activities related to NHLBI Advisory Council processes, oversight of grants administration, development and implementation of timetables for work products, and management and evaluation of Branch initiative development processes.

    Requirements: US Citizenship and BS/BA, RN, or MS/MPH degree or equivalent. Preference will be given to RN, or MS/MPH in health sciences, management or relevant discipline; knowledge of quantitative analysis techniques (including financial analysis and complex program operations); and knowledge and mastery of general administrative and management principles.


Future Positions in the Center for Biomedical Informatics
The Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBI) provides world-class IT support for clinical research and scientific discovery at NHLBI. A team of the industry’s leading professionals develops cutting-edge applications and maintains the Institute’s IT infrastructure. CBI also plans and implements technical innovations to equip emerging scientists with the tools they need to prevent and treat heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. If you desire a challenging and rewarding career in technology that is based on integrity, excellence and respect, join the CBI team!

  • Information Architect (Computer Scientist/ Computer Engineer)
    Create and maintain models comprising NHLBI Enterprise Architecture (EA). Organize and conduct studies to validate the models. Develop advanced methods for workflow and information modeling.  Stay abreast of upcoming technologies to ensure the EA’s responsiveness, and collaborate with NIH-wide EA projects.

    Requirements: US Citizenship and a BS degree in Computer Sciences, Software Engineering or equivalent. Extensive (minimum 4 years) experience with Information/Technical Architecture, details- and results-focus, certification in program management, and experience in the field of Business Process Management are preferable.

  • IT Project Manager/Senior Network Engineer (Computer Scientist/ Computer Engineer)
    Lead a team to design, implement, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade both new and existing network infrastructure.  Plan and create project schedules and milestones to accomplish various infrastructure and desktop computer projects.  Develop standards, procedures, and test plans. Organize and evaluate emerging technologies to be used.  Manage a team to track all IT software and hardware elements.  Conduct studies on impact analysis on all projects in order to help set priorities.
  • Requirements: US Citizenship and a BS degree in Computer Sciences, Software Engineering or equivalent. Extensive (minimum 4 years) experience with Project Management and software engineering is preferable.

  • Software Project Manager (Computer Scientist)
    Manage software development projects through full software development lifecycle. Define and document requirements through facilitating JAD sessions with business users and developers. Work with developers and EA to define and document system design including generating business process models where appropriate. Manage project schedule and cost and report on progress to upper management. Identify project risks and develop risk mitigation plans.
  • Requirements: US Citizenship and a BS degree in Computer Sciences, Software Engineering or equivalent. Extensive (minimum 4 years) experience with all software development lifecycle phases including hands-on software design and development experience. PMP certification with specific experience managing software projects and experience with Business Process Management are preferable.

Research Training Opportunities

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The Office of Education of the Division of Intramural Research coordinates and assists recruitment for all research training on the NIH campus. Programs are available within the Laboratories and Branches within the Division to provide specialized research training for high school students, college students, graduate and medical students, postdoctoral fellows and medical residents and fellows. The Office of Education provides assistance to applicants at each of these levels. NHLBI is committed to improving the representation of under represented groups, including minorities, women, and scientists with disabilities in the mainstream of basic and clinical research. The Office of Education website will provide you with more information and a way to apply for open positions.

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