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Staff Clinician, Chief of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery Service

Bethesda, Maryland
Closing date
Oct 25, 2024

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Full Time
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The Division of Intramural Research, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), located in Bethesda, MD, is seeking a Staff 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, and 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; and (5) trains clinical fellows, residents, and students.

The COHNSS will coordinate staff scheduling for the weekday otolaryngology consult and research clinics and ensure 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 the care of patients on NIDCD and NIH clinical protocols. The COHNSS has the 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 research interests in disorders affecting NIDCD’s mission areas. Preference will be given to candidates whose approaches complement those of our existing programs in clinical and translational research, including our newly established Smell and Taste Center.

The NIDCD offers an excellent working environment including a 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., and board-eligibility or board certification in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is highly preferred.
• A record of scholarly clinical publications and evidence of national recognition is highly desired.
• A record of teaching and/or leading clinical education or training programs is also highly desired.

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.

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

Applications will only be accepted through USAJobs ( The opportunity to apply will open on October 30, 2023, and close on November 8, 2023. The title of the position will be "Physician", working for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH). An announcement number will not be available until closer to the announcement date. Questions related to the announcement of this position can be addressed to

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 requirements.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage applications from women and minorities.

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