Senior Clinical Pharmacologist
The position is located within the Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education (OCRTME), Clinical Center (CC) of the National Institutes of Health. The position supports the NIH Clinical Center's mission to train the next generation of biomedical researchers and clinician-scientists by providing superior clinical research training to individuals of varying educational levels and professional backgrounds. The Senior Clinical Pharmacologist will have a primary role in contributing to the professional growth and development of NIH physician-scientists and other allied health care professionals through a variety of training and educational initiatives. In addition, the incumbent will function in an advisory and consultative manner as a clinical pharmacologist in the NIH Clinical Center and will provide expert clinical pharmacology consultation to Institute and Center (IC) clinical investigators who require the expertise of a clinical pharmacologist in the development of new clinical trials and protocols, including trial design, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, and drug-drug interactions. The incumbent will also serve as a “Course Director” providing day-to-day leadership of the NIH “Principles of Clinical Pharmacology” course as well as other NIH clinical pharmacology and clinical research educational initiatives. In this leadership position, the incumbent will also enhance existing and develop new clinical research training and medical education initiatives as well as continue training partnership collaborations with the Food and Drug Administration. There also may be potential opportunities to collaborate with researchers in other Institutes and Centers.
The candidate should have a background in conducting phase I and II clinical trials in the field of clinical pharmacology and with experience serving as an investigator or co-investigator on clinical research protocols. The ideal candidate will have interest, experience, and focus in clinical research protocols and directing educational programs in an academic setting.
The candidate must have a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed pre-medical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country). Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least one year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a one-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training. (This one year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care). For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Additional formal training in clinical pharmacology is strongly desired.