Department of Health and Human Services
National Institute on Aging
Staff Clinician (1), Clinical Research Core
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), Intramural Research Program, a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a Staff Clinician (1) for the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA) study and the Genetic and Epigenetic Signatures of Translational Aging Laboratory Testing (GESTALT) study. These studies are approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and are conducted within Clinical Research Core (CRC) of the NIA, in Baltimore, Maryland. The CRC supports clinical investigation by assisting with those aspects of experimental design that deal with acquiring human tissues and laboratory data and, more recently, their interpretation. The CRC also facilitates research from individual NIA investigators that require selected clinical research-quality materials and tissues.
The Staff Clinician will provide clinical oversight for participants of the BLSA and the GESTALT studies. The incumbent will be responsible for the day-to-day management of medical issues that might arise during the participants’ involvement in both studies. In addition, the incumbent will participate in the research and research training activities of the CRC.
The successful individual must have an M.D. or equivalent medical degree and have a license to practice medicine in the United States. Applicants should have expertise in clinical medicine, such as in the fields of Internal Medicine, Neurology, Geriatrics and Endocrinology. Experience with human studies that involve elderly participants is preferred.
Staff Clinicians do not receive independent resources to conduct independent laboratory or clinical research; however, they often work independently and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the Core. Although this Staff Clinician will be supervised by the Clinical Director, they will be interacting with all the scientists within the IRP, especially within the Translational Gerontology Branch (TGB), and the whole of the NIH scientific community at large.
Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Additional information regarding the NIA IRP is available at the following website: www.nia.nih.gov/research/labs.
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To apply, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interest and three letters of recommendation to: Sarah Lewis, Intramural Program Specialist; Office of the Scientific Director, National Institute on Aging, Vacancy # NIA-IRP-22-05-SL, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first round of reviews is expected to occur on or about August 7, 2022; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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