Director Division of Extramural Activities, NHLBI (deadline: July 22)

HE POSITION: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking exceptional candidates for the executive level position of Director, Division of Extramural Activities (DERA) to assist in providing leadership to one of the preeminent Institutes for heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders research. The NHLBI achieves its mission through providing global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives. To carry out its mission, the NHLBI has a staff of approximately 930 employees and an annual budget of approximately $3B. The Director, DERA serves as an integral part of the NHLBI Senior Leadership team.

This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a leader to execute and manage the daily operations of an organization in support of the NHLBI strategic vision and mission. The Director, DERA works collaboratively across the NIH, throughout the federal government and with other key stakeholders and organizations to further the advancement of the NHLBI mission and objectives. The successful candidate leads, directs, and manages multiple programs involving the peer review of research applications, management of extramural research funding, management of grants administration, and technical review of research proposals and activities. The ideal candidate is a key member of the NHLBI leadership team and represents the Institute’s extramural program to the greater heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders communities.

He/she serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Institute, communicating the NHLBI position and incorporating the views / needs of key stakeholders into Institute plans and initiatives. The Director, DERA facilitates the identification and development of future leaders through mentoring programs, continuous development of skills and expertise, and recognition of achievements. The Director, DERA also serves as a role model to the rest of the Institute, managing people and financial resources with integrity and fairness, while maintaining the Institute’s policies and priorities.

LOCATION: Bethesda, MD

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The NHLBI seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess a doctoral level degree in health or allied sciences as well as senior-level research experience, management experience, interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage stakeholders. Applicants also must have demonstrated experience in setting, planning, implementing and analyzing program objectives and priorities. Further, candidates should have the demonstrated ability to manage financial and human resources, and lead a program involving extensive internal and external collaboration. Finally, the successful candidate will be a respected, accomplished individual with maturity, integrity, and outstanding communication skills.

SALARY/BENEFITS: The Director, DERA, NHLBI, will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience. Full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics Website. We encourage you to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on Foreign Education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a current Curriculum Vitae, copy of degree, bibliography, full contact details for three references in addition to a supplemental narrative statement (no more than three pages) that addresses the required qualifications and interest in the position to Specific questions may be addressed to Barry Rubinstein at He may be reached at (301) 594-9923.



ON JULY 22, 2016