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Assistant Clinical Investigator (High Scarcity)

Bethesda, Maryland
  • Job Code
    Job Announcement NIH-NINDS-DH-22-11616785
  • Job Type

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) 

Assistant Clinical Investigator (High Scarcity) 

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking an outstanding neurosurgeon-investigator with training in vascular neurosurgery and neuro-endovascular surgery to serve as an Assistant Clinical Investigator (High Scarcity) within the Surgical Neurology Branch (SNB) in the Division of Intramural Research and with a secondary appointment in the NINDS Stroke Branch. This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland. 

NINDS SNB conducts basic, translational, and clinical research, provides neurosurgical care for patients at the NIH Clinical Center, trains young investigators, and collaborates with other Intramural Branches in areas of SNB expertise. The Stroke Branch conducts research in acute and chronic cerebrovascular diseases. The position will be based at the NIH Clinical Center with an opportunity for cross appointment at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The NIH Clinical Center is the world’s largest research hospital and will provide the candidate opportunities to conduct clinical work focused on vascular neurosurgery, including both standard care procedures and novel diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The appointment at MedStar Georgetown affords the candidate opportunities for additional clinical activities including vascular neurosurgical call, outpatient vascular neurosurgery clinic, and elective neurovascular procedures. More detailed information about the NINDS Division of Intramural Research may be found at: https://neuroscience.nih.gov/ninds/Home.aspx. 

The Assistant Clinical Investigator (High Scarcity) will have a wide range of responsibilities relating to oversight of a clinical and/or translational intramural research program. They will be responsible for a mentored research effort. Duties could include development of laboratory and clinical research protocols in vascular neurosurgery, oversight and coordination of active trials, data analysis and evaluation, and publication of results.   

The successful candidate must be a US citizen and have an M.D. or D.O. degree or equivalent, board eligibility or board certification in neurosurgery, with training in vascular neurosurgery and neuro-endovascular surgery, demonstrated leadership ability, and relevant training in neurosurgical clinical care and research. The successful candidate should demonstrate an active research effort focused on understanding and elucidating the basic biology of cerebrovascular disorders. Candidate must be an active practicing neurosurgeon. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Laboratory space and access to extensive core facilities across the NIH Intramural Research Program will be provided. The selected candidate will be a full-time NIH employee, and any additional clinical work conducted through MedStar Georgetown will be part of the candidate’s NIH Official Duties. The salary range for a Supervisory Physician (Clinical), GP-0602-15, is $148,484 to $350,000, and a full civil service benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) package is available. As this is a Title 5 Civil Service position, citizenship in the United States of America is required. 

Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae (CV) including bibliography. Please also include in the CV: a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving underrepresented groups in biomedical research; and three references. Although not required, it is also highly recommended a cover letter be submitted that includes career and research interests. Applications will be accepted beginning September 21-30, 2022, and they must be submitted via USAJobs at https://www.usajobs.gov/
(Job Announcement NIH-NINDS-DH-22-11616785). All USAJobs questions should be referred to Ms. Sara Valenzuela, NIH Office of Human Resources (OHR), at sara.valenzuela@nih.gov.

All employees are subject to a background investigation

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers


Posted: 2022-09-01 Expires: 2022-10-01

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