National Institutes of Health

Neurotologist Surgeon Scientist for Senior Investigator

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Chief of the Neurotology Branch

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), located in Bethesda, MD, is seeking a tenure eligible Neurotologist-Surgeon Scientist to lead a Neurotology Branch of neurotologist-surgeon scientists and audiologists, and to establish an independent translational and clinical research program in hearing and/or balance. The Neurotology Branch (NOB), NIDCD, conducts (1) basic and clinical research on the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of hearing impairment and tinnitus and disturbance of balance caused by such common but inadequately understood problems as hereditary hearing impairment, Meniere's disease, sudden deafness, immune disorders of the inner ear, perilymphatic fistulate, otosclerosis, otitis media, and ototoxicity; and (2) conducts controlled, randomized clinical trials of promising new therapeutic strategies, including medical, biologic, gene and surgical therapies.

We welcome applications from candidates with clinical and translational laboratory research interests in disorders affecting NIDCD’s mission areas of hearing and balance. Preference will be given to candidates whose research or approaches complement those of our existing strong programs in genetics, cell biology, immunology, and clinical research. The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of scientists and clinicians at the forefront of research on communication disorders.

The NIDCD offers an excellent working environment including well equipped basic and clinical research laboratories, genomic, audiology, imaging, and flow cytometry core facilities; state of the art clinic, testing and inpatient units in the NIH Clinical Center; and numerous opportunities for collaboration. The position includes a generous start-up allowance, recently renovated research and office space, laboratory resources, and positions for personnel and trainees.


  • Must possess an M.D., be board-eligible or board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, have postdoctoral experience,
  • Subspecialty fellowship training in Neurotologic surgery,
  • Record of outstanding publications in hearing or balance, and evidence of national recognition.

Salary is commensurate with training and relevant research experience. A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available for this position. This announcement will open on June 2, 2021 and will close on July 2, 2021.

You may also apply now by submitting the below listed documents to with the subject line: Neurotologist-Surgeon Scientist.

When applying, please submit:

  • CV- Including a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.
  • Statement of duties
  • Bibliography
  • List of mentees
  • List of 5 publications
  • Copies of 2 papers
  • Description of future plans
  • Names and contact information for 6 references willing to provide a Letter of Recommendation, upon request.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Brett Christensen, Administrative Officer at with the subject line: Question. More detailed information about NIDCD’s Division of Intramural Research may be found at

Applications will be reviewed starting July 6, 2021.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage application from women and minorities.

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Last updated: 2021-07-07