Scholars in Translational Research and Assistant Clinical Investigator

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Bethesda, Maryland
Feb 27, 2019
Feb 27, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

Scholars in Translational Research and Assistant Clinical Investigator

Fully Funded Positions for

Advanced Rheumatology Research

As part of its commitment to train the next generation of leaders in academic Rheumatology, the Intramural Research Program of the NIAMS created the Scholars in Translational Research training program. This program is designed to give outstanding candidates advanced training in Rheumatology and related fields in genetics, immunology and inflammation biology after completing clinical training in adult or pediatric rheumatology, and to create a bridge for these advanced trainees to progress to independent faculty positions. Assistant Clinical Investigator appointments are more advanced junior faculty positions that include independent resources and peer review.

Program Details

Scholars in Translational Research are funded for up to four years, including tuition support for a master's degree from the Duke-NIH program in clinical research. They will work under the supervision of a NIAMS or other NIH senior faculty member, and will have access to the extensive core facilities at the NIAMS and other institutes on the main NIH research campus in Bethesda, MD

Assistant Clinical Investigator (ACI) positions are designed to prepare candidates for tenure-track research-focused faculty positions in the extramural community or at the NIH. ACI candidates should have more extensive research experience and a strong publication record. These positions include full salary support at an assistant professor level, and independent research resources for three years including trainee positions.

Scholars and ACIs are members of the rheumatology clinical faculty in the NIH intramural research program, with access to patient cohorts, extensive lab and clinical research resources, and serve as teaching attending physicians for the rheumatology fellowship program. These positions include the opportunity to carry out investigational clinical research at the NIH Clinical Center (, the world's largest and most advanced research hospital.


An M.D or D.O. degree, Board Certification/Eligibility in Rheumatology, and completion of accredited rheumatology training at U.S. or Canadian institutions are required for both Scholar and ACI positions.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send inquiries, a CV and statement of research interest to Robert A. Colbert, Acting Clinical Director, NIAMS, at Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis as they are received, with those intending to begin their appointments by July 2019 encouraged to submit applications before March 15, 2019. Applicants must be accepted into a lab or research group related to rheumatology research at the NIH prior to starting the program. Applications will be evaluated by a search committee composed of intramural principal investigators. More about the NIAMS Rheumatology program can be found at and the NIAMS intramural research program at

HHS, NIH, and NIAMS are equal opportunity employers.

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