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Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Nursing Research
Division of Intramural Research
Bethesda, MD

Clinical Director

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is seeking an advanced practice nurse with demonstrated success in conducting and directing independent research to serve as Clinical Director for its Intramural Research Program in Bethesda, Maryland.  The NINR Intramural Program includes laboratories and clinical facilities at the NIH Clinical Center and a staff of advanced practice nurses, trainees and research staff engaged in innovative clinical studies with a focus on translational science.

The Clinical Director is responsible for the oversight of the intramural clinical research portfolio of the NINR and serves as a clinical policy advisor to the Scientific Director and Director.  The NINR intramural clinical research program supports more than 15 clinical protocols in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  The Clinical Director is responsible for developing and implementing policies related to the conduct of human subjects research; ensuring compliance with NIH and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) policies for the conduct of clinical research; overseeing clinical care provided by NINR advanced practice nurses and research staff in inpatient and outpatient settings; and ensuring the scientific integrity and quality of the clinical research and clinical care conducted by NINR.  The Clinical Director oversees scientific review and data safety and monitoring boards to ensure that the highest standards of clinical research are met, and that clinical researchers in the DIR have adequate clinical research support systems. The Clinical Director has responsibility for the overall coordination of services for scientists and patients. Resources will be available for a robust, independent clinical research program.

Applicant must be a certified Registered Nurse Practitioner and be eligible for clinical privileges as an advanced practice nurse at the NIH Clinical Center.  Ideal candidates will have a research doctorate and extensive clinical experience in an area that is compatible with the current program focus in the NINR DIR.  The ideal candidate will also bring experience in research program administration, including oversight of advance practice nurses and research support staff engaged in clinical research. The NINR seeks candidates who have a commitment to clinical scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead the DIR’s research efforts.

This appointment offers a full benefits package (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings plan, etc.).  Appointees must be US citizens. To learn more, please refer to the vacancy announcement.

Interested candidates must apply on-line during the open and close dates listed below.  In addition to submitting an on-line application, please submit your curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a letter describing your clinical, research, and management experience in PDF or Microsoft Word format only (no paper applications will be accepted) to:
Announcement No: NIH-NINR-DH-13-846421

Announcement will be open between March 6, 2013-March 15, 2013


DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Posted March 2013