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The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is searching for a Senior Clinician within the NHGRI Office of the Clinical Director (OCD).

Position Description

The individual selected will help lead the OCD, including by managing logistic and administrative requirements related to research protocol oversight and monitoring and regulatory aspects of NHGRI protocols. The individual will also be involved in helping teach and mentor trainees enrolled in formal NHGRI training programs and other NHGRI-based educational opportunities, including physicians, medical students, genetic counselors, genetic counseling students, laboratory-based Ph.D.s, and others. The Senior Clinician will also act as a clinical attending physician (for at least 1 month/year) on the NHGRI clinical genetics consult service. Finally, the Senior Clinician is expected to manage an independent research program, which will focus on the application of therapeutic modalities to genetic disorders (e.g., related to gene therapy, gene editing, or other interventions designed to ameliorate the effects of genetic conditions).

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Requirements for the position include an M.D. or D.O. degrees (a Ph.D. in addition to M.D. or D.O. degree is preferable), board certification in Clinical Genetics and at least one other applicable primary specialty (e.g., pediatrics), at least 5 years of leadership experience in clinical genetics, experience in teaching and mentorship, and at least 5 years of leadership and direct experience in therapeutic aspects of clinical genetics and related research.

Salary and Benefits

The selectee will be appointed as a Senior Clinician. For more information regarding this appointment designation, please see IPDs and Appointment Mechanisms. The position will be filled under Title 5 of the United States code. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. Pay will be set using the Title 38 Physicians Pay Schedule. A recruitment incentive may be available, and relocation expenses will be paid. A full federal Civil Service benefits package is available, including: retirement, health and life insurance; long-term care insurance; leave and a Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent). The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply through USAJobs by submitting a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, and full contact details for three references. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. The USAJobs posting will be open from June 28 – July 12.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline. For questions regarding this announcement, please contact Ben Solomon at solomonb@mail.nih.gov

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Last updated: April 19, 2022