Chief, Hospital Epidemiology Service

Deadline: October 15, 2018

The National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center is a 200-bed hospital dedicated to clinical research in which all care is delivered within the context of more than 1600 active clinical research protocols.  The Clinical Center’s mission is scientific discovery: approximately half of the clinical protocols evaluate rare (most often genetically-determined) diseases; the other half are clinical trials of novel interventions.  More than 90% of the ongoing 750 clinical trials are Phase I or Phase II trials.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites candidates with strong scientific and leadership credentials and a proven record of interdisciplinary collaborations to apply for the Tenure-Track position of Chief, Hospital Epidemiology Service at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. The Clinical Center Hospital Epidemiology Service provides comprehensive and cutting-edge scientific and clinical healthcare epidemiology support for the care of patient-volunteers in the Clinical Center. An effective healthcare epidemiology program is critical in the Clinical Center, since a substantial fraction of Clinical Center patients are severely immunocompromised. 

The position will have a dual function with a tenure track research opportunity with independent research resources and leadership of the NIH Clinical Center’s hospital epidemiology service.  The ideal candidate will be a creative, experienced investigator who can leverage the clinical opportunities of the hospital with independent research resources supporting genomic and molecular techniques to expand understanding of the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections. The candidate should also be able to  apply such molecular techniques to clarify the roles of the human and hospital microbiomes in the epidemiology of healthcare-associated infections. 

As Chief, the incumbent will foster excellence and provide a high-level of strategic leadership in scientific inquiry in the field of healthcare epidemiology, as well as fostering excellence in training and collaborative initiatives. The incumbent will provide oversight for clinical and clinical research efforts in healthcare epidemiology in the Clinical Center’s complex clinical research environment.

The ideal candidate will be: trained at the doctoral level (M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent); have relevant scientific experience in applying genomics and molecular techniques to problems to clinical research in the field of healthcare epidemiology.  In addition, the ideal candidate will have clinical experience in infectious diseases and healthcare epidemiology and will be knowledgeable and have experience with healthcare epidemiology operations and budgets.

Salary will be 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.  Applications must be submitted to Bridget Moore ( and should include a letter of interest and vision for the future of hospital epidemiology and epidemiology research at the NIH Clinical Center of up to two pages in length.  Also include a curriculum vitae (CV).  Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from other groups which are underrepresented in biomedical research.  Applications can be submitted from August 15th 2018 to October 15, 2018.  If you have questions about this position, please contact Bridget Moore at 301-496-9275 or at  This position is subject to a background investigation.

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