Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR), DLD, NHLBI, NIH

Greater Washington Area
Title 42(f) salary commensurate with qualifications + full Federal benefits.
July 12 2019
NCSDR Director
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research


Are you a top-level Scientific Researcher or Scientific Administrator seeking a career at one of the preeminent biomedical research institutes in the world? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR).   NHLBI is a national and international leader in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. The NCSDR Director position offers an exciting opportunity for scientific and managerial leadership in basic, clinical, translational, and implementation sleep and circadian research, sleep research training, and sleep public health; the coordination across multiple specialties, agencies, and public interest organizations; and communication of complex clinical issues to a broad audience.  Responsibilities will include: transferring knowledge generated from basic and clinical research to the public health activities within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Federal agencies, and the private sector; coordinating the Federal Government's efforts in research, health education, and research training related to sleep-disordered breathing and the fundamental function of sleep and circadian rhythms; supporting extramural  research, training, education, and dissemination of health information to health care professionals and the public and other activities related to sleep, circadian biology and sleep disorders; coordinating sleep research activities with related activities of other Federal agencies, other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), and public and professional profit and nonprofit organizations; preparing a comprehensive plan for conducting and supporting research on sleep, circadian biology, and sleep disorders and working to facilitate implementation; and providing leadership and coordination over the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board for the recommendations made to the Director, NIH, the Director, NHLBI, and executive leaders within other NIH ICs, as well as other Federal agencies.  The NCSDR Director must have a remarkably broad range of skills and experience and superior managerial and leadership qualifications, as well as expert understanding of sleep and its widespread ramifications across all ages. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have an established reputation as a professional with leadership in the sleep and/or circadian research community and demonstrated broad visionary capabilities in sleep and circadian biology research.  .  The ideal candidate must also have the ability to foster far-reaching multi-disciplinary basic, clinical, translational, and implementation research as well as senior-level research experience, management experience, interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage stakeholders.   Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D. or doctoral level degree in health or allied sciences.   The successful candidate will be a respected, accomplished individual with maturity, integrity, and outstanding communication skills.

LOCATION: Bethesda, MD

SALARY/BENEFITS: The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications. Full Federal benefits will be provided including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401 k equivalent). This position will be filled under a Title 42(f) excepted service appointment.

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 not more than two pages each). Applications should be sent to Information about the NHLBI can be found at

Applications will be accepted beginning on July 12, 2019

The closing date for accepting applications is August 12, 2019

You may contact Lynn Hellinger with questions and for more information about this vacancy at  or 301-802-0168.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

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