Deputy Clinical Director-Senior Clinician: Clinical Research Support

Bethesda, Maryland
Salary is commensurate with training and relevant research experience. A full Civil Service package
Nov 05, 2019
Jan 04, 2020

Preparing for a Career Break

Senior Clinician:  Clinical Research Support

Division of Intramural Research (DIR) 

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The NICHD Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is recruiting for a Deputy Clinical Director.  This is a critical position that will allow the NICHD Clinical Research program to serve the mission of the NICHD, the NIH Clinical Research Center (CRC) and NIH.  The position will oversee administrative aspects of the NICHD Office of the Clinical Director (OCD) and clinical care provided by NICHD clinical staff.  In collaboration with OCD staff, the position will oversee quality assurance and quality improvement activities related to both clinical care and conduct of clinical research by NICHD clinical investigators.  Areas of research in NICHD include rare genetic diseases, Pediatric and Adult Endocrinology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Adolescent Gynecology.  NICHD serves the consult needs of the CRC for Pediatric Endocrinology and Gynecology and in collaboration with NIDDK and NIDCR Adult Endocrinology.  

The desired candidate must possess a M.D. (or equivalent degree) and additional post-doctoral or clinical research training. Individual must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted licensed or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States and eligible to be credentialed for patient care by the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center.  We are specifically interested in individuals who have been trained in Genetics, Endocrinology or Gynecology.  Experience with Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement would be considered desirable.  Clinical research experience and particularly experience with FDA regulated research would be favored. The ideal physician should have a strong interest and desire to assist in the management of a team of investigators involved in both clinical care and clinical research, with outstanding communication skills.  Successful candidates will function in concert with existing OCD staff and interact closely with NICHD investigators and clinical staff.

Please include in the CV 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. If you have questions about this position, please contact Dr. Meg Keil via If you have questions about applying for this position, please contact Heather Powell at or call 301-827-3982.

More detailed information about NICHD’s Division of Intramural Research may be found at

HHS, NIH, and NICHD are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged.