Senior Clinician in Neurosurgery, NINDS

Review begins: April 1, 2022

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking an outstanding neurosurgeon to serve as a Senior Clinician within the Surgical Neurology Branch (SNB) in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). Senior Clinicians in NINDS conduct basic, translational, and clinical research, provide care for patients at the NIH Clinical Center, train junior investigators, and collaborate within NINDS and across other institutes. More detailed information about the NINDS DIR may be found at  

Senior Clinicians maintain a wide range of responsibilities. The Senior Clinician will lead the Clinical Unit in the Surgical Neurology Branch. The candidate will be responsible for providing clinical care and consultation on patients who require evaluation and treatment of neurosurgical disorders and for providing oversight and leadership for the research nurses, nurse practitioners, patient care coordinators, and clinical data managers. The candidate will also be responsible for leadership and oversight of the NIH Neurosurgical Residency Training Program, including providing mentorship and coordinating educational efforts and milestones for NIH and visiting neurosurgical residents and fellows. The candidate will lead collaborative research efforts with other investigators in the Surgical Neurology Branch and across NINDS, mentorship and education of trainees, data analysis and evaluation, and publication of results. 

The successful candidates must hold an M.D., D.O., or M.D.-Ph.D.; be a board-certified neurosurgeon with relevant training in clinical care and research and a minimum of five years experience as a practicing neurosurgeon; be nationally recognized for outstanding clinical care, mentorship, and research; hold a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States; and meet the requirements to be clinically credentialed at the NIH Clinical Center.  

Salary will be commensurate with experience. A full civil service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is included.  

Please include in your curriculum vitae (CV) a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. Applicants should send their CV, including bibliography, statement of clinical and research interests to: Warren Brown, Clinical Operations Manager, Office of the Clinical Director, NINDS by email to (phone: 301-496-2043).  Review of applications will begin on or about April 1, 2022 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All employees are subject to a background investigation.  DHHS, NIH, and NINDS are equal opportunity employers.