The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Transition Program in Clinical Research provides an exceptional opportunity for physicians to gain clinical and translational research experience in the NIAID Division of Intramural Research (DIR). The program aims to increase the pool of well-trained clinical investigators who are competitive for clinical tenure-track positions.
Up to three candidates per year are selected for three- to five-year appointments as assistant clinical investigators. Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D., be board-eligible or board certified in a subspecialty (or equivalent), and qualify for credentialing by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. Applicants should identify a DIR lab chief who will agree to host their research. Information about DIR labs and contact information for lab chiefs is available on the DIR website.
Applications are evaluated by a search committee composed of DIR principal investigators with clinical and basic research interests. Competitive candidates will be invited to present their research accomplishments and plans to the search committee.
Participants will receive independent resources and staff and are mentored by an NIAID senior investigator.
Interested candidates may contact DIR deputy director Dr. Karyl Barron for additional information or assistance in identifying an appropriate host lab.
To apply for the program, email a curriculum vitae/bibliography, a research program proposal (no more than two pages), and a letter of support from the accepting NIAID lab chief by November 30, 2017 to Ms. Amy Fuse at Amy.firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, send three letters of recommendation to the chair, Transition Program in Clinical Research Search Committee, c/o Ms. Amy Fuse by e-mail at Amy.email@example.com, or by post at 33 North Drive, MSC 3204, Building 33, Room 1N19, Bethesda, MD 20892-1356. Email is preferred. Please note “TPCR Search” when sending materials.
Visit NIAID Careers at go.usa.gov/xRsup for more information about NIAID and additional opportunities.
HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.