The National Institute on Aging (NIA), Intramural Research Program (IRP), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a Staff Clinician within the Health Disparities Research Section (HDRS) of the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences (LEPS), in Baltimore, MD.
Eligible candidates must have an M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree and eligibility for a medical license in the United States. In addition, board certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine is required. Training and experience with human studies and translational clinical research, especially in the field of aging research is a plus. Excellent oral (English) communication skills are required.
The successful candidate will provide clinical expertise and oversight for community-dwelling participants of the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span Study (HANDLS). The HANDLS study is a field-based, epidemiologic, interdisciplinary, longitudinal study that has been in the field since 2004. It investigates how race and socioeconomic status influence health status and age-related health disparities separately or synergistically as co-factors of behavioral, psychosocial, and environmental conditions. The research domains include: cognitive function, nutrition, nephrology, anthropometry, cardiovascular health, physical performance, molecular markers, genetics and genomics, neuroimaging and psychology. The incumbent will be a co-investigator of the HANDLS study performing research-related physical assessments on research participants and publishing clinical research data. The ideal candidate will have excellent clinical judgment, experience working among diverse populations, as well as interest in building a career in clinical research. Additional information regarding HANDLS and LEPS is available at: https://handls.nih.gov and https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/labs/leps/health-disparities-research-section.
The successful candidate may be approved for the level of “Assistant Research Physician.” Assistant Research Physicians are individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in clinical practice and clinical research.
Salary is commensurate with professional experience and accomplishments, and 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 Intramural Research Program is available at: https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/labs.
To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interest, and three letters of recommendation to: Jamie Hertzfelt, Intramural Program Specialist; Office of the Scientific Director, Vacancy # NIA-IRP-19-10, National Institute on Aging, NIH Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Blvd., Suite 100, Room 04C232, Baltimore, Maryland 21224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications, including letters of recommendation, must reference the vacancy number above. The first round of reviews is expected to occur on or about July 12, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.
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