Chief of Immunology Service, Clinical Center

Deadline: September 26, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites candidates with strong scientific and clinical credentials to apply for the position of Chief, Immunology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine (DLM) at the NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD.  This is also a tenure-eligible position as Senior Investigator and candidates are expected to conduct clinical, translational and or basic research.

The NIH is the nation’s foremost federally-funded biomedical research institution.  The NIH Clinical Center is the 200-bed hospital in which NIH intramural research protocols are conducted.  The Immunology Service in the DLM, performs all diagnostic immunology testing required for the care of Clinical Center patients and to support the clinical research activities conducted in the Clinical Center.  The service consists of two sections: flow cytometry and mutation analysis.  The Immunology Service works with institute investigators in the design of research projects that require clinical laboratory collaboration and originates research designed to improve clinical laboratory diagnostic and monitoring techniques in immunology.

The selected candidate is expected to maintain oversight of all immunology services provided throughout the Clinical Center and has direct responsibility for the planning and management of current and future diagnostic and investigative procedures in immunology, and coordination of all service based research and development. Candidates must possess superior clinical and academic credentials, with proven supervisory acumen to be able to provide oversight of all immunology services provided throughout the Clinical Center. The Candidate must have an M. D. or equivalent medical degree, and be trained in a subspecialty of internal medicine or pediatrics that is immunologically based (e.g. allergy-immunology, clinical immunology, rheumatology) or in clinical pathology and have broad experience in clinical immunology.  

The candidate must have: (1) proven experience in laboratory operations particularly flow cytometry and mutation analysis and (2) a record of accomplishment in research and training.  This includes performing and interpreting laboratory test results and provision of expert consultative services. The candidate must have a record in conducting relevant basic and/or clinical research appropriate to the specialty commensurate with tenure eligibility. 

The Candidate must have working knowledge and experience in complying with the College of American Pathologists regulatory requirements for a clinical laboratory and the role of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment of 1988 (CLIA88) on a clinical laboratory operation.  

Candidates must have an active medical license (in any of the United States). U.S. citizenship is preferred, but not required.  Applications will be received until September 26, 2018.  Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae (CV), bibliography, and full details for three references.  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.  Please also provide two statements:  (1) a statement addressing each of the specific qualification requirements, and (2) a vision statement for your research plans and how you see the service evolving under your tenure. Please limit these statements to two pages each.

Send your reply with the requested documentation to: Ms. Lula Russell, Senior Administrative Officer; National Institutes of Health Clinical Center; Building 10 CRC, Room 6-3581; 10 Center Drive; Bethesda, MD 20892; or,  Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.  The Department of Health and Human Services and NIH are equal opportunity employers.