Assistant Clinical Investigator, Biobehavioral Research, Nur
Company: Office of Intramural Training & Education
Posted on: April 4, 2021
Assistant Clinical Investigator, Biobehavioral Research, Nursing
Research and Translational Science Lab National Institutes of
Health Clinical Center, Nursing Department, Nursing Research and
Translational Science Lab, Bethesda, Maryland Position Summary: The
Nursing Research and Translational Science Lab (NRTS) within the
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Nursing Department
(CCND) research portfolio consists of a combination of studies
responding to program priorities and investigator-initiated
studies. Research within the CCND emphasizes health behaviors in
chronic disease management, health disparities, biobehavioral and
patient reported outcomes in individuals with cancer and their
caregivers, as well as the exploration of disease-specific genomics
and metagenomics.-- The CCND NRTS Lab is interested in expanding
their current portfolio concentrating on sleep and the human
microbiome. Our lab is seeking an exceptional and highly motivated
candidate for the position of Assistant Clinical Investigator (ACI)
within NRTS. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing
interdisciplinary team that will promote and support collaborations
across the basic, translational, and clinical research spectrum.
Investigators are supported by a wide array of intellectual,
technological, and research resources. The position is intended for
a clinician whose abilities and focus in clinical research would
make them a candidate for an independent research career path. This
position aims to provide an investigator with advanced mentoring,
necessary resources, and to expand their skills and knowledge in
the application of novel, creative research approaches. This is an
NIH Full-Time Equivalent employee on a time-limited appointment.
ACI appointments are for three years, with two possible 1-year
extensions, for a maximum of five years. Duties: The incumbent
collaborates with the lab chief to select projects, methods and
equipment which aid in meeting research goals. This includes
researching appropriate references and procedures, and
independently designing studies and assessing results.
- Oversee and lead the development of a biobehavioral symptom
science research program exploring sleep and the microbiome and
exploring biological correlates of symptoms.
- Design interventional trials to evaluate the effects of
treatment on patient outcomes
- Manage the activities related to the conduct of research as an
integral member of a unique and collaborative program
- Attends workshops, seminars and professional meetings in order
to remain current with regard to scientific discoveries and
techniques in specific areas of research.
- Independently conducts literature searches and analyzes
relevant current scientific literature in order to develop new
experimental procedures or modify existing ones.
- Independently and collaboratively analyzes experimental data
and discusses the interpretation, reliability, validity and
significance of ongoing research protocols.
- Utilizes a wide variety of computer programs including JMP,
SPSS and/or SAS to collect and organize data for optimal retrieval
and presentation of results in a clear, concise manner.
- Writes and edits research procedures for use by other NRTS
- Independently and collaboratively develops manuscripts related
to the health behavior and health disparities research
- Reviews formal seminar presentations in order to improve
clarity and grammar.
- Teaches mixed methods and community-based participatory
research techniques to fellows and visiting scientists.
- The incumbent is responsible for providing supervision of
fellows working in the laboratory.
- The incumbent is responsible for designing and supervising
relevant training for new personnel, and for employees who need to
enhance current skills. This responsibility includes providing some
training directly, organizing other staff to provide training, and
identifying appropriate courses on the NIH campus and
- The incumbent is responsible for designing training and
assuring appropriate projects for students/fellows in the
laboratory. The incumbent must also determine the capacity of the
lab to receive and properly supervise such students/fellows.
- The incumbent is responsible for assuring that protocol staff
are knowledgeable and compliant with all NIH policies.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and
- Full Federal benefits: leave, health insurance, retirement and
savings plan (401K equivalent) Qualifications:
- Ph.D., or doctoral equivalent, preferably in nursing
- An established track record of publications for disseminating
- Relevant clinical and research experience with sleep and the
oral and gut microbiome.
- Ability to mentor and direct subordinate staff and
- Candidates may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or
eligible for a visa that will enable work in the U.S. To Apply:
Interested candidates should send the following information
electronically to Mike Krumlauf, NRTS Program Director
- curriculum vitae and bibliography
- letter of interest which includes a brief description of
research experience, and contact information for at least three
references *The application deadline for this position is March 26,
2021. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Employers that value and foster diversity. This position is subject
to a background investigation. National Institutes of Health -
Department of Health and Human Services - USA.gov
Keywords: Office of Intramural Training & Education, Bethesda , Assistant Clinical Investigator, Biobehavioral Research, Nur, Healthcare , Bethesda, Maryland
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