Chief Medical Officer- Division of Lung Diseases

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Bethesda, Maryland
Closing date
Aug 11, 2023

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Pulmonary Disease
Full Time
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Chief Medical Officer

Division of Lung Diseases

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Division of Lung Diseases (DLD). The CMO offers an exciting opportunity to provide high-level leadership, strategic planning, and detailed oversight and management for the entire extramural DLD clinical portfolio in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

The CMO will be responsible for providing global oversight over clinical research management in the Division to include ensuring the ethical and safe execution of all DLD-funded clinical research. This oversight encompasses coordinating risk management evaluations and implementing and directing Data Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs), Observational Study Monitoring Boards, and Protocol Review Committees.  The incumbent will advise the DLD Division Director on best practices and approaches for identifying, assessing, and effectively managing a variety of risks including safety, financial, resources, and other variables.

In this collaborative role, the CMO will develop NHLBI-wide clinical research policies and processes with the NHLBI Office of Clinical Research and will have institute-wide leadership responsibility as a member of the NHLBI's clinical trials optimization and coordination team.

Specific skills candidates should possess include the ability to: Actively engage in clinical research evaluation; Manage complex safety and data issues involving significant scientific controversy or that have far reaching implications for clinical research; Apply quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluate clinical programs; Develop scientific or regulatory guidelines for clinical research evaluation across relevant government agencies; Lead interactions with practitioners and patients in pulmonary, critical care and sleep communities; Manage high level staff and associated complex problems.

The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments, and full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and CV/resume to by October 6, 2022 for consideration.

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For questions please contact Ariel Herman at

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage applications from women and minorities

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