Chief, Transplantation Branch
Chief, Transplantation Branch
Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking an innovative and visionary leader to be the chief, Transplantation Branch (TB), Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT), one of three extramural program divisions within NIAID. The TB chief plans and manages a broad portfolio of solicited grant initiatives, investigator-initiated grants, and contracts focused on basic, pre-clinical, and clinical research, with the aim of improving our understanding of the role the immune system plays in organ, tissue, and cell transplantation success or failure. The knowledge generated by this portfolio aims to modify the immune response to improve long-term transplant survival and to reduce the need for broadly immunosuppressive medications, which can cause significant side effects.
The TB chief has a broad range of responsibilities that include the following:
- Planning, awarding, and managing a broad extramural portfolio of solicited grant initiatives, investigator-initiated grants, and contracts that includes 1) basic, preclinical, and clinical research and 2) clinical trial networks, in the scientific area of prevention and treatment of rejection after organ, tissue, or cell transplantation Directing TB with scientific leadership to advance understanding of organ transplantation, leading to the prevention of organ rejection by new and improved modalities of therapy Exercising broad influence by developing and articulating programmatic goals and objectives in alignment with U.S. and global health priorities, including addressing needs of minority patients in organ transplantation Providing leadership and supervision for the strategic management of human and financial resources Developing and maintaining collaborations across NIH, other federal agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and industry
Applicants must be U.S. citizens with the successful completion of an M.D. or D.O.
Applicants with demonstrated broad and in-depth expertise in clinical transplantation and transplantation immunobiology with a concentration and/or experience in the surgical or medical management of transplantation, as well as demonstrated skills and abilities in the following areas:
- Working both independently and collaboratively in planning, organizing, and conducting research in the scientific areas described above, including the design and management of clinical trials Successful management of a multifaceted research program Effective interactions across multiple sectors of government, industry, and academia Effective leadership and/or supervision/management
Visit USAJobs.gov and access the detailed Supervisory Physician vacancy announcement NIH-NIAID-DH-23-11951478 beginning July 22, 2023. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2023.
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