American Heart Association

Clinical Science Manager

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  • Dallas, TX


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Clinical Science Manager, Food Is Medicine Initiative (FIMI) 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 Food Is Medicine Initiative clinical study team. This project will include organization of a large-scale national clinical trial of “Food Is Medicine” approaches to the management of cardiovascular disease, including assessing implementation strategies and cost-effectiveness.

The Clinical Science Manager reports to the Chief Clinical Science Officer for progress on the clinical study program, with additional “dotted line” reporting to the National Executive Lead on Emerging Strategies regarding broader FIMI issues, as needed. 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 the Food Is Medicine Initiative clinical study.

*This is a full time, grant-funded, benefits eligible opportunity. Current guaranteed funding is through 12/2023, with the possibility for continued funding for up to ten years depending on meeting milestones of the project.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.

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Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide consultation, guidance, and review on science/clinical aspects to FIMI staff and volunteers who participate in the clinical trial.
  • Potential for participation in related public and professional programs, patient and lay publications, press releases, corporate and funder relations, and marketing materials with health and science implications and other public or professional facing activities.
  • Work with AHA colleagues to produce on-line and face-to-face educational programs, practice resources, and patient educational tools related to the FIMI clinical study.
  • Provide staff support to science and policy advisory bodies and serve as a clinical liaison to the Rockefeller Foundation partnership.
  • Work with FIMI team to help develop and review content for professional, public, and community-facing website and products and ensure content is current and accurate.
  • Serve as FIMI science/clinical representative/spokesperson, as appropriate and as needed.
  • Keep abreast of Food Is Medicine 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), PA, MS, RD, CDN or other advanced degree with clinical experience in nutrition, dietetics, or social policy programs in ambulatory settings, academic medical centers, hospital settings, or private research settings.
  • Minimum of three (3) years professional clinical or research experience in nutrition, dietetics, or other food programs, 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.
  • Outstanding 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 AHA staff, non-profit partners, federal government, health systems, and the public as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple, sophisticated projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.
  • Ability to understand, integrate and summarize scientific literature.
  • Ability to 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:

  • Experience in implementation of food, nutrition, or diet related programs
  • Clinical experience (RN [BSN, APN, NP], PA, MS, RD, CDN preferred)
  • 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

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.
  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.
  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.
  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.
  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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 5 days ago (11/22/2022 10:57 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-9611

Job Category Science & Research

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas

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