Tenure-Eligible Senior Investigator (Branch Chief)

Bethesda, Maryland
Aug 14, 2019
Oct 13, 2019
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent, Research

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

 Tenure-Eligible Senior Investigator (Branch Chief)

Epidemiology Sciences Branch

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking to recruit an exceptional and visionary leader for the position of Senior Investigator (Branch Chief) to establish and direct a new innovative population sciences research program at the NIH Bethesda, MD campus focused on key issues relevant to the mission of NHLBI.

The Epidemiology Sciences Branch, located in Bethesda, MD, will focus on population health with an emphasis on epidemiology, population genetics, chronic disease management, health services, health disparities, behavioral sciences, or implementation and dissemination research while taking advantage of the robust basic science and clinical center environment at NIH. The ultimate goal of the intramural research program is to perform robust scientific and clinical research that leads to a better understanding of biology and clinical pathology. To attain this goal, we have built a strong basic science foundation and coupled it closely with innovative technology development and an outstanding clinical research program, both at the NIH Clinical Center and in partnership with local hospitals. There are strong interactions with a wide range of independent research groups, and the position offers exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside of the NIH including the Framingham and Jackson Heart Studies.

The existing faculty in the NHLBI DIR is an outstanding group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers who cover a wide range of basic and clinical research topics (please see https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/divisions/division-intramural-research) and are complemented by the other research institutes within the Intramural Research Program (please see https://irp.nih.gov).

The successful candidate should have a strong track record of achievement, expertise and experience in the area of population health. Applicants must have an M.D., PhD., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with valid employment or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa. 

Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should send a 1-2 page descriptive letter of interest and research proposal, curriculum vitae (please include in your C.V. a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial, ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research) and complete bibliography, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:

Robert S. Balaban, Ph.D., Scientific Director, NHLBI

C/O Dan Fogarty



Review of applications will begin on or about September 15, 2019,
but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers