American Heart Association Science & Medicine Advisor in Anywhere, United States

Science & Medicine Advisor

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Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Science and Medicine Advisor (SMA) in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX (Home Based/Remote is acceptable) .

The Science and Medicine Advisor (SMA) provides scientific, organizational and volunteer management expertise to internal and external groups on AHA's behalf. Each SMA is responsible for achieving and maintaining a significant understanding of a specific science content portfolio that usually includes 2-3 overarching disciplines (such as Outcomes & Quality, Hypertension, Prevention, Heart Failure, etc.). The SMA should have a sound understanding of the scientific research and publishing processes and acts as staff leads or liaisons to various committees. Additional responsibilities include:

Essential Job Duties:

  • Guide and direct science volunteers as the volunteers create AHA statements, guidelines, conference programming, early career mentoring experiences, and are involved and integrated into other AHA activities and programs.

  • Provide consultation, guidance and approval on science aspects to internal AHA staff who develop and maintain public and professional programs, patient and lay publications, AHA web sites, press releases, corporate relations and marketing materials with health and science implications and other public facing activities.

  • Work with teams to help review content for AHA professional websites and products.

  • Synthesize, analyze and explain (verbally and in written communication) to lay, professionals and to internal AHA staff the current states of the science and medicine in their portfolios and the implications these have for AHA.


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

Required Experience

  • MD, Advanced Practice RN, PhD, or Advanced Degree with clinical experience from an academic medical center, hospital or private practice caring for cardiovascular patients.

  • Minimum of eight (8) years professional experience in Clinical or research experience in the cardiovascular, neuroscience or related fields.

  • Staff position experience in a not for profit and/or government sectors or an active committee/ Board/ officer member in a professional member society.

  • Superior writing & communication skills with a publication history in peer reviewed journals.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, 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 to manage high-level volunteers with clinical and research backgrounds.

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

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

  • AHA Professional Member

  • Clinical experience (MD, RN, NP preferred)

  • Experience in volunteer management

  • 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? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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Job Location

Anywhere, , United States

Position Type


Job Category: Science/Research

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