Senior Clinician, NIDCD

Review begins: January 18, 2022

The Division of Intramural Research, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), located in Bethesda, MD, is seeking a Senior Clinician (High Scarcity – HS), Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon, to serve as the Chief of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery Service (COHNSS) that provides clinical care, research and training. The NIDCD clinical research mission areas include normal function and disorders of the head and neck affecting hearing, balance, paranasal sinuses, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. The COHNSS: (1) builds and fosters a vibrant clinical consult service that leverages collaborations with other NIH Institutes, the Clinical Center, academic and governmental institutions; (2) builds clinic capacity for patients seen on NIDCD and other NIH clinical research protocols; (3) provides superior quality and safe patient care, supported by standard operating procedures implemented by all clinic personnel; (4) coordinates services and care provided in clinic by physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, and medical and research personnel; (5) oversees credentialing and peer review of providers; and (6) coordinates training of clinical fellows, residents, and students. 

The COHNSS will coordinate staff scheduling for the weekday otolaryngology consult and research clinics and ensures 24/7 clinical coverage for the NIDCD clinical program. The COHNSS provides day-to-day oversight of personnel and their clinic activities supporting the NIDCD Clinical Research Program, and supervises staff physicians, staff scientists, nurse practitioners, contractors, other Licensed Independent Practitioners, and the NIDCD Patient Coordinator in support of care of patients on NIDCD and NIH clinical protocols. The COHNSS has responsibility to (1) provide and coordinate high quality patient care by otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, audiology, voice and speech pathology, nursing and other specialties as applicable; (2) ensure the safety of research participants and patients; and (3) coordinate and provide clinical research training and supervision for fellows, residents and medical students. 

We welcome applications from candidates with clinical research interests in disorders affecting NIDCD's mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. Preference will be given to candidates whose approaches complement those of our existing programs in clinical and translational research. 

The NIDCD offers an excellent working environment including state-of-the-art clinic, testing capabilities and inpatient units in the NIH Clinical Center, and numerous opportunities for collaboration. The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of scientists and clinicians at the forefront of research on communication disorders. 


  • Candidates must possess an M.D. or D.O., be board-eligible or board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
  • A record of scholarly clinical publications, and evidence of national recognition.
  • A record of teaching and/or leading clinical education or training program.

Salary is commensurate with training and relevant research experience. A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available for this position. You may apply by submitting the below listed documents to with the subject line: Senior Clinician (HS). 

When applying, please submit: 

  • CV- Include a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.
  • Statement of duties
  • Bibliography
  • List of 5 relevant publications
  • Copies of 2 papers
  • List of mentees
  • Names and contact information for 6 references willing to provide a Letter of Recommendation, upon request.

More detailed information about NIDCD's Division of Intramural Research may be found at If you have questions about this position, please contact Brett Christensen, Administrative Officer at review of applications will begin on or about January 18, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

In accordance with Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to exceptions that may be required by law. If selected, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before your entrance on duty if you are selected after the compliance date. Your HR Consultant will provide a list of documents acceptable as proof of vaccination and instructions for how to submit a request for a legally required exception, if needed, to comply with vaccination requirement.  

DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers and encourage application from women and minorities.