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Senior Clinician/Fellowship Program Director - Infectious Diseases

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

  • Administration & Management - Non-Academic
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Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

Senior Clinician/Fellowship Program Director

Infectious Diseases

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural research program is seeking an experienced physician to serve as senior clinician and program director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) infectious diseases (ID) fellowship program. NIAID is a major research component of the NIH and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This position will require at least 50% time and effort in directing the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited program in ID and offering support for part-time opportunity to conduct clinical research in collaboration with NIAID investigators.

The program director would oversee the ID fellowship program, which enrolls up to four new clinical trainees per year. The incumbent would be responsible for devising a dynamic educational program for the fellows. The incumbent would oversee the selection, credentialing, scheduling, evaluating, and mentoring of fellows in concert with faculty members. The program director would be responsible for ensuring the fulfillment of all elements required by the ACGME to maintain program accreditation and would be required to report to the NIH institutional graduate medical education committee on a regular basis. The program director will serve as an attending physician at the NIH Clinical Center and conduct clinical protocols or trials. The incumbent will have access to appropriate administrative resources to support the ACGME-approved ID training program as well as access to personnel resources including nurses, study coordinators, and nurse practitioners.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full civil service package of benefits (including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; Thrift Savings Plan; etc.) is available. Student loan repayment may be available for qualified applicants.

Program Details and Eligibility

NIAID offers a three-to-four-year, ACGME-accredited training program in infectious diseases. This program—open to physicians who are well grounded in clinical internal medicine or pediatrics—is designed to provide trainees with the high-quality clinical and laboratory skills that will enable them to pursue careers in academic medicine. The program offers a blend of general and specialized infectious diseases experiences encompassing diverse infectious disease pathologies, allowing fellows to gain comprehensive training in the pathophysiology of infectious diseases, including microbiology, mechanisms of pathogenesis and antimicrobial resistance, host immune response, and antimicrobial treatment. The ID fellowship program is housed within the Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology (LCIM). The LCIM conducts clinical, basic science as well as epidemiologic research into human immunologic, inflammatory, and infectious diseases. Clinical and basic science aspects of primary immunodeficiencies and bacterial, fungal, and viral microbiology and pathogenesis are major concentrations of LCIM investigators.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in human immunologic, inflammatory, and infectious diseases, management of a clinical fellowship program, a demonstrated record of excellence in clinical research, and oversight of complex clinical protocols. Current board certification in internal medicine and sub-specialization in infectious diseases is required to direct the ID fellowship program. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of documented educational and/or administrative experience; hold a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States; and meet the requirements to be credentialed at the NIH Clinical Center.

To Apply

Applicants for both positions must apply to job announcement NIH-NIAID-DH-21-10977951 via from March 1 - 5, 2021.

Please include in your curriculum vitae a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research.

For additional information specifically about the position, contact Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh (DIR program support staff) at For additional information specifically about how to apply, contact Christine Gonzalez Garrett at

For more information about working in NIAID’s dynamic atmosphere, visit NIAID Careers.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Education Requirement:
Current board certification
Years of Experience:
5 years
Bethesda, MD
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