Physician (Neuroradiology)

Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 07, 2021
Nov 06, 2021
Full Time
Position Type


Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Clinical Center
Physician (Neuroradiology)
Radiology and Imaging Sciences Department

Are you interested in a truly unique leadership opportunity in radiology and imaging sciences?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites candidates with strong clinical, operational, Leadership, and research credentials to apply for the position of Physician (Neuroradiology), GP-0602-15, with the Radiology and Imaging Sciences Department (RADIS) at the NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD. The NIH Clinical Center is the largest hospital in the world dedicated to translational clinical research. The hospital maintains a 200-bed capacity that supports the intramural research programs of Institutes and Centers across the NIH. The hospital supports an extensive range of research participants who are patients with long-standing relationships with their Institute’s care team.

Currently, there are about 1,600 clinical research studies in progress at the NIH Clinical Center. About half are studies of the natural history of diseases, especially rare diseases, which often are not studied anywhere else. Most other studies are clinical trials, which often are the first tests of new drugs and therapies in patients. The clinical trials at the NIH Clinical Center are
predominantly Phase I and Phase II, often first-in-human to test safety and efficacy.

The NIH Clinical Center, Radiology and Imaging Sciences Department provides diagnostic radiological examinations and support for the translational clinical research programs at the National Institutes of Health, offering remarkable opportunities for scientific collaboration. The Radiology and Imaging Sciences Department’s neuroradiologists provide expert interpretation of neuroimaging within RADIS and provide direction and expertise on optimum performance of neuroimaging procedures with the following modalities including Radiography, Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine. The Physician (Neuroradiology) would manage resources dedicated to supporting advanced neuroimaging for clinical care and clinical and translational research in RADIS and /or the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance ( NMR) Center.

The Clinical Center is the epicenter of intramural research and collaboration at the NIH. The individual selected for this position will have an opportunity to engage in scholarly activities and develop technical innovation in neuroimaging that lead to optimal clinical outcomes, and that ensure clinical research goals are obtained while implementing the principles of high  reliability in healthcare at the CC. The incumbent will have opportunities to integrate clinical and scientific goals and objectives into the practice of clinical and translational research. We seek an individual who possesses exceptional analytic skills and a high level of expertise in leading and advising a diverse research workforce. The ability to partner and provide sound guidance at all levels within a complex clinical research setting is key in the performance of duties associated with this position.

Candidates must be neuroimaging experts with substantive technical and clinical practice skill sets appropriate to a clinical research setting. They should have demonstrated experience in a primarily clinical but also academic setting. The candidate should possess an M.D., D.D.S., or D.O. (or equivalent) degree. Board certification in diagnostic radiology from the ABR and training in an ACGME-accredited neuroradiology fellowship is preferred. A track record of excellence in performing imaging/neuroimaging research for at least ten years, establishing strong research collaborations, or leading an independent imaging research program is highly desirable.  Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available.

Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no  discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified  women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Applicants who have completed part or all their education outside of the U.S. must have a currently valid medical license in one of the 50 states. For more information on foreign education verification, visit the website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

Applications must be submitted online between November 6, 2021 and November 15, 2021 by visiting and searching for Physician (Neuroradiology), GP-0602-15 under announcement number NIH-CC-DH-22-11226821. Please include in your resume a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.

In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare a cover letter with a narrative statement that addresses: (1) qualification requirements and (2) a vision statement , and (3) provide the names, titles, and telephone numbers of 4-5 references.

Helpful resources on how to apply for this position and other Federal jobs, including what to include in your resume, can be found under the following link:

This is a GP-15 federal appointment in the competitive service. A full benefits package (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. Appointees must be U.S. citizens.

The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics website. We encourage you to review this information. The position requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Questions on application procedures may be addressed to the HR  Specialist, Jacaranda Guzman-Vargas, at 301-594-3862. Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on the vacancy closing date.

HHS, NIH, and the CC are equal opportunity employers committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.