The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is launching a national search to identify an exceptional leader to catalyze an important research portfolio that will drive the future of sleep and circadian research for the next decade. NHLBI is requesting your assistance with the recruitment of this critical vacancy, the director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR).

The NCSDR director will assume responsibility for providing scientific and managerial leadership in basic, translational, clinical and implementation sleep and circadian research, sleep research training, and sleep public health. The director will have a profound impact upon the national investment in innovative, creative, and cutting-edge research and the quality of service to the international research community.

The NCSDR coordinates 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. The director will also provide leadership and coordination over the Sleep Disorders Research Advisory Board (SDRAB) for the recommendations made to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) director, the NHLBI director, and executive leaders within other NIH institutes and centers as well as other federal agencies.

Complete details are available in the job posting on the Executive Careers at NIH webpage. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET, Aug. 12, 2019.

You also are invited to nominate potential applicants by forwarding their names to Questions regarding application procedures may be addressed to Ms. Lynn Hellinger at or discussed with Ms. Hellinger by calling (301) 802-0168.