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Summary

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

Are you a high level Senior Communications Professional seeking a career at the premiere biomedical research center for the Nation and the world?   Do you want to make a difference in this country's healthcare?   Do you have what it takes to run   communications, health education, and policy functions of one of NIH's Institutes or Centers?   Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of life and a competitive compensation package?

   

Who we are, what we do, and why it matters. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the premiere biomedical research center for the Nation and the world.  The 27 Institutes and Centers at NIH employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting research efforts for a healthy nation.   For more information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, please visit NIH Overview. To find out more about working at NIH, visit Life at NIH.

The Office of the Director (OD) in the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Office of Health Education, Communications and Science Policy.   This is a career Federal position in the Senior Executive Service.   See "Duties" section for a list of the major responsibilities.

As part of the SES at NIH, you will be among a group of highly skilled executives, contributing to one of the most important missions in the Federal government:   improving the health of the Nation and saving lives.

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE CLOSING DATE (11:59 PM ET).

Duties

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH, provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and to enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.   The breadth of the Institute's programs reflects the breadth of its mandate, which includes three of the four leading causes of death in the United States.   For more information about the NHLBI, please visit its website.

The NHLBI is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Office of Health Education, Communications and Science Policy. The incumbent will manage the Institute's key health education, communications and science policy functions in a manner supportive of the NHLBI research mission.   In this capacity, the incumbent provides expert advice and guidance to the Director, Deputy Director and other senior Institute officials in initiating, developing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of a dynamic, nationally and internationally visible program for these functions.  S/he has the responsibility for developing a strategic health education and communication vision and dynamic program to support an organization dedicated to uncovering new knowledge and technologies, both basic and clinical; communicating leading edge scientific research results, enhancing effective internal communications, and effectively managing the human and fiscal resources of the Office.  The incumbent also is responsible for advising the Institute Director on national heart, lung, and blood policy, legislation and regulations, scientific research programs, and external relations with various Institute/DHHS/Federal constituencies, national and international constituencies andstakeholders. The incumbent provides executive leadership and management in the comprehensive and continuing development and analysis of policies and communications strategies related to the ethical, social and legal implications of heart, lung, and blood research and for matters relating to communications on a national and international level, media relations and public inquiries.   The incumbent directs the NHLBI Congressional liaison activities and in this role administers and coordinates Congressional testimony preparation, reviews of pending and new legislation and regulations, and briefings of members and staff of the Congress.