Medical Officer- NINDS-DH

Washington D.C.
Apr 12, 2017
May 02, 2017
Full Time

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Pediatric Neurology Medical Officer.  NINDS is looking for individuals with extensive research, clinical trials, and programmatic expertise in autism and pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders to provide scientific leadership and coordinate extramural clinical research activities in these areas within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).   

The Medical Officer position is within the Division of Clinical Research (DCR) at NINDS, located in Bethesda, MD.   The Division of Clinical Research (DCR) within NINDS oversees a large program of both observational studies, clinical trials, and other clinical research supported by extramural funding mechanisms.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel required.

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses to be paid.

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Educational Requirement- Transcripts Required
  • Medical Licence Required
  • Board Certification required.
  • Confidential Financial Disclsoure Report OGE Form 450 required.
  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy 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).]

    Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

     To Qualify at the GS-15 Grade Level:

    In order to qualify at the GS-15 level, the applicant must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-14). Examples of Specialized experience include: provide specialized medical expertise in pediatric clinical research; collaborate with other organizations and outside researchers in a variety of clinically-related projects; analyze, evaluate, and interpret scientific and clinical data in order to prepare papers for publications in peer-reviewed journals; design, conduct, or direct clinical investigations or trials; provide direct patient care or  develop organization policies about patient care; develop policies and plans to strengthen the program areas which impact national and/or international research activities.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


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    This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education

    Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.

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