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Staff Clinician

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

About the position

The staff clinician will work closely with the CTP chief and other VRC staff in clinical trial design, protocol development, clinical trial operations, and oversight.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Design and implement innovative clinical research for the VRC
  • Serve as an associate or principal investigator for VRC clinical protocols and trials
  • Conduct and provide oversight for vaccine and monoclonal antibody clinical trials
  • Design, conduct, and analyze data from clinical and translational vaccine immunology research studies
  • Participate in a variety of meetings with the VRC’s clinical development teams
  • Present VRC research findings publicly (domestically and internationally)
  • Develop and write manuscripts of VRC clinical research findings
  • Participate as a team member, co-chair, or chair of domestic and international protocol/clinical trial teams involving VRC study products
  • Serve as a member on NIH and external committees and boards as assigned by the VRC
  • Mentor junior scientists and clinicians, including clinical fellows

Apply for this vacancy

What you'll need to apply

Interested candidates should send the following by email to

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter describing your interest in the position and long-term goals

Appointees may be US citizens, Legal Permanent Residents or non-US citizens who are eligible for a valid work authorization. Applications from women, persons from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This position is subject to a background check.

Contact name

Jori Allen-Wilcox


  • M.D. or D.O. and hold an active, unrestricted medical license in the United States
  • Board certification in infectious diseases or in allergy and immunology is preferred (other internal medicine specialty training will be considered)
  • Qualify for credentialing to practice as a staff physician in the NIH Clinical Center
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional Information

The NIH is dedicated to building a community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.