Clinical Fellow – Neuroimaging Research Branch

Job Summary

A research-focused clinical fellow position is available in the Neuroimaging Research Branch (NRB) within the Intramural Research Program (IRP), National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA), a research component within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The NRB conducts cutting-edge neuroimaging research using a range of neuroimaging, neuromodulatory, and pharmacological tools to answer questions spanning from basic neuroscience to the evaluation of novel therapeutics. The clinical fellow would be a critical member of our multidisciplinary team and would work closely with Senior Investigators to conduct and aid in the development of research.

We are seeking a candidate who is committed to both participant safety and scientific excellence and understands the intellectual benefits of collaborative research to enhance emerging areas of human based research. The physician will provide participant safety oversight, assessment of Inclusion/Exclusion criteria, and clinical support to study participants (e.g., healthy volunteers, individuals with substance use disorders) for outpatient and inpatient human research studies under the guidance of the NRB’s senior research physician. The selected candidate will also be heavily involved in the scientific and research program of the Branch investigators, e.g., development of novel translational and clinical research, design of clinical protocols, dissemination of research findings at conferences and lectures and publication of the results in peer-reviewed Journals.

Required Qualifications

To be eligible for the Clinical Fellowship, a candidate must: 1) be a graduate of an accredited medical, dental, or osteopathic school, and 2) have satisfactorily completed a prescribed period of post-graduate training approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, or the American Dental Association, or have completed at least one year of residency in a program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or another nationally recognized accreditation organization; or 3) be accepted into an ACGME- accredited NIH-sponsored graduate medical education training program. The candidate must have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement and the ability to conduct successfully, with minimal supervision, pre-established programs in clinical and/or laboratory research. Foreign educated physicians must have U.S. clinical credentials to allow them direct patient contact at NIH facilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants.

Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure

If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency.

Foreign Education

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. Learn more about Foreign Education.

Reasonable Accommodation

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.