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Senior Investigator within its Division of Intramural Research (DIR)

NIH - National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Closing date
Apr 27, 2024

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Medical Officer, GP-0602-Medical Officer
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting for a Senior Investigator within its Division of Intramural Research (DIR). NICHD’s research activities are directed toward developing a greater understanding of the biological, medical, reproductive, and behavioral aspects of normal and abnormal human development. DIR is a Division in NICHD’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) that focuses on innovative transdisciplinary population health through the integration of biomedical, biological, epidemiologic, behavioral, and statistical sciences to address the mission of NICHD. The DIR scientists provide a critical link between basic and applied research. The intramural program has ten programs, laboratories, branches and independent sections, 4 Core facilities (Molecular Genomics Core, Microscopy & Imaging Core, Computer Support Services, & Mouse Transgenic Core), and a staff of approximately 1100, which includes 65 Principal Investigators, over 300 Postdoctoral Fellows and Research/Clinical Fellows. More detailed information about the NICHD DIR may be found at

Primary responsibilities of the Senior Investigator for the Section on Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology & Fertility Preservation (SPAGFP) are to (1) Conduct clinical research on ovarian tissue cryopreservation for individuals with rare disorders; (2) Conduct basic or translational research in an area relevant to the NICHD mission; (3) Study fertility preservation for young girls with toxin exposures to the gonads; (4) Collaborate with investigators throughout the United States to advance the mission of NICHD.

Clinical and educational responsibilities of the Senior Investigator for the Pediatric and Adult Gynecology Program include training gynecologists to function as consultants in the gynecological care of children and adolescent from the prenatal period to age 21. This includes (a) management of pelvic masses, vulvar conditions, congenital anomalies, fertility preservation, gynecologic endocrine disorders including precocious and delayed puberty and (b) provides adolescent gynecological care.


Candidates should have extensive knowledge and clinical experience in fertility and gynecology.

Candidates should have extensive clinical experience in pediatric and adolescent gynecology and be able to demonstrate experience with experience with fertility preservation techniques.

Candidates must have extensive knowledge of ovarian biology and be familiar with emerging molecular and cell biology technologies.

Experience in managing either a basic science or translational laboratory is required.

Candidates must demonstrate ability to collaborate with extramural consortia.

Candidates must have experience leading a clinical research group. This includes a working knowledge and experience with developing and implementing clinical research protocols. This includes working with Institutional Review Boards.

Successful completion of the requirements for Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, or equivalent, from a school in the United States or Canada. This degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association; or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained; OR

Successful completion of a Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States that was demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG); OR

Possession of a Fifth Pathway certificate through the successful completion of premedical education in the United States AND graduate education from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States; OR

Successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination.

Licensure Requirement:

You must have an active, current, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. NOTE: You will be required to provide your licensure or registration information within the assessment questionnaire.

Candidates must hold a MD or MD/PhD. A focused practice designation for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology is strongly encouraged.

Candidates must hold a license to practice medicine in the United States and meet the requirements to be credentialed by the NIH Clinical Center.

The ideal candidate will have a medical degree (M.D., D.O. or equivalent), board certification in gynecology, and a demonstrated record of accomplishment in gynecologic diseases and patient care, has strong oral and written communication skills, can build and manage an effective and productive team, and keeps abreast of the most current techniques and care for patients. Knowledge of the following areas is highly desired in addition to pediatric gynecologic diseases: reproductive medicine and care of gynecological patients with complex medical problems, including cancer and immunological defects. More detailed information about the NICHD DIR may be found at

Graduate Training Requirement:

Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, you must have at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training. Graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Descriptions of such programs are described below:

  • An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME); OR
  • A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in a hospital or an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association, (AMA) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME); OR
  • A fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or an institution accredited in the United States for such training.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with training and relevant research experience. A full package of Federal Civil Service benefits is available for this position, including retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent).

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: 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.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: 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 is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: 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.
HOW TO APPLY: Candidates must apply online at Supervisory Physician (Clinical)-GP-0602-15 at Supervisory Physician (Clinical), GP-0602-15 until March 6, 2024.

U.S. Citizenship or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date. If you have questions about applying for this position, please contact Shauntell Embrack at or call 301-435-5723.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Francie Kitzmiller @ (301) 328-6329 or

When applying, please submit:

  • CV with bibliography and examples of professional recognition in the animal care field (e.g. awards, honors, outside activities.)
  • Summary of experience
  • Personal statement describing your professional goals and interest in this position.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement that describes mentoring, teaching, and outreach experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse population including women and persons from racial/ethnic minorities, and other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.
  • Names and contact information for 4 references willing to provide a Letter of Recommendation, upon request.
  • An official transcript will be required before an offer can be extended.
  • If you have questions about this position, please contact Francie Kitzmiller, Administrative Officer at

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

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