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Senior Investigator, Nursing Department, CC

Deadline: February 6, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites candidates with strong nursing research, academic and leadership credentials to apply for the position of Senior Investigator at the NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, Md.  The Clinical Center is the epicenter for intramural research and collaboration at the NIH. An individual selected for this position will develop an independent research program while fostering a research practice environment in the Nursing Department that supports innovation, including scholarly activities leading to increased patient safety and optimal clinical outcomes, and ensuring research goals are obtained.  

The Senior Investigator is responsible for leading a major program of scientific investigation at the NIH Clinical Center that contributes to the knowledge base relating to the practice of nursing in the research environment. The incumbent will manage an independent research program assessing topics such as health behaviors, chronic disease self-management, symptom management, outcomes measurement, and research career development. We are especially interested in candidates with the experience and skills needed to lead a program of research focused on health disparities.

As a tenure-eligible scientist, the incumbent will have access to resources to support research, as well as appropriate administrative and professional resources to support professional development and program evaluation.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in nursing research and evidence-based practice, scholarly productivity, and oversight of complex research protocols. The ideal candidate will have experience in a large academic medical center environment leading programs of clinical research and organizational outcomes evaluation. Applicants must hold a license as a Registered Nurse in a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. 

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should possess a Ph.D. degree in Nursing or another relevant scientific area, a strong record of independent research, and demonstrated experience in managing a complex research program, as well as mentoring new and established researchers in an academic medical center.  This tenure-eligible appointment offers a nationally competitive salary, full benefits package (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance), and participation in the federal Thrift Savings Plan. Appointees must be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens with a valid employment-authorized visa. Salary and federal resources for this program will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. More information about the Clinical Center Nursing Department and the NIH Intramural Research Program is available at and

How to Apply: Send applications consisting of (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a letter describing your research, strategic leadership, and management experience; (3) a one-page description of your vision for an innovative clinical nursing research program in an academic medical center; and (4) contact information for three professional references to Ms. Wendy Manning, Senior Administrative Officer, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, at Review of applications will begin on or about February 6, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  This position is subject to a background investigation.

The Department of Health and Human Services and NIH are equal opportunity employers.