The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hiring for a position that offers the sleep field a strategic opportunity to advance sleep and circadian research. We need some of the best and brightest minds in our field to consider applying for this important position.
NHLBI is seeking candidates for the positon of Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR), a critical role that helps NCSDR support research and training related to sleep-disordered breathing and the fundamental functions of sleep and circadian rhythms. As a Supervisory Medical Officer (Clinical), the Director also will work with the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board and the Trans-NIH Sleep Research Coordinating Committee to help synchronize sleep research across other NIH institutes and centers, as well as other federal agencies and outside organizations.
The sleep field is fortunate to have several advocates within NHLBI, including Dr. Gary Gibbons, Director; James Kiley, PhD, Director of the Division of Lung Diseases; and Michael Twery, PhD, who has led NIH’s sleep and respiratory neurobiology scientific research group since 1996 and has been Director of NCSDR since 2006. Now we have an opportunity to bolster this support by adding to the NHLBI ranks a veteran physician scientist from the sleep field, which will enhance our ability to accelerate translational and clinical sleep research addressing the strategic priorities previously identified by a joint task force of the AASM and Sleep Research Society (SRS).
Applicants for this position must be a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy with an active, current medical license as a physician. Additional requirements include one year of specialized experience performing tasks such as leading and mentoring a medical staff in a research environment, providing leadership in biomedical clinical research programs, or managing and evaluating research projects. I encourage all AASM members to read the job announcement (NIH-NHLBI-DH-16-1555304) on the USAjobs.gov website for complete details.
Applications must be submitted to NIH by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to prepare your application package, which must include a completed assessment questionnaire.
Please help us spread the word by sharing this message with any colleagues who may be qualified for this strategic role.
Nathaniel. F. Watson, MD, MSc