Clinical Science Manager

at American Heart Association in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people’s lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening on a part-time basis in September 2021 and a full-time basis in January 2022.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Clinical Science Manager, Hypertension in our National Center office. Location of the selected candidate is flexible provided location allows for effective and cost-efficient travel.

In this role, you will provide direction and guidance to the AHA National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI) team and NHCI-funded clinical care teams related to the science of cardiovascular health and disease, hypertension diagnosis and treatment, and implementation science.

The Clinical Science Manager interacts with AHA Science leadership and Science and Medicine Advisors and serves as the in-house expert and resource to other AHA staff with respect to hypertension.

This is a full time, grant funded, benefits eligible opportunity. Current funding is through 12/2023***

Essential Job Duties:

+ Provide consultation, guidance, and review on science/clinical aspects to National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI) staff who develop and maintain public and professional programs, patient and lay publications, NHCI web sites, press releases, corporate relations and marketing materials with health and science implications and other public or professional facing activities.

+ Works with AHA colleagues to produce on-line and face-to-face educational programs, practice resources, and patient educational tools that effectively translate science and guidelines into clinical practice, public awareness, and community activities.

+ Provide staff support to NHCI science advisory bodies and serves as a clinical liaison to the American Medical Association (AMA) partnership.

+ Work with NHCI team to help develop and review content for NHCI professional, public, and community-facing website and products and ensures content is current and accurate.

+ Provides leadership, guidance, and support to both the NHCI Clinical Practice Facilitator staff and the Evaluation staff.

+ Serves as NHCI science/clinical representative/spokesperson, as appropriate and as needed.

+ Stays abreast of hypertension control science and implementation science literature.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


+ RN (BSN, APN, NP), MD, DO, PhD, PA or other Advanced Degree with clinical experience in primary care or cardiovascular care in ambulatory settings, academic medical centers, hospital settings, or private research settings.

+ Minimum of five (5) years professional clinical or research experience in primary care, cardiovascular care or related fields.

+ Staff position experience in a not-for-profit and/or government sector or an active committee/board/officer member in a professional member society.

+ Superior writing & communication skills. A publication history in peer reviewed journals or history of presentations in conference settings is a plus.

+ Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with NHCI and other AHA staff, federal government agency and the public as part of a team.

+ Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.

+ Ability to understand, integrate and summarize scientific literature.

+ Ability work with volunteers with clinical, research, business, or community backgrounds.

+ Must be able to travel overnight approx. 25% of the time.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

+ Clinical experience (MD, DO, RN, APN, PhD, PA preferred) and certification in primary care, hypertension or cardiovascular disease.

+ Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and information systems.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

Compensation & Benefits


Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit:

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 2 months ago (9/30/2021 5:49 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7219

Job Family Group Science and Research

Job Category Science & Research

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US – Top 50


Location: Fayetteville,AR

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Posted On: Jul 17, 2021

Updated On: Dec 05, 2021