Medical Officer (Clinical)

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland
Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.
July 24 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Medical Doctor

Medical Officer (Clinical)

Division of AIDS

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking exceptional and motivated clinicians to serve as medical officers within the Division of AIDS (DAIDS).  DAIDS supports a global research portfolio to advance biological knowledge of HIV/AIDS, its related co-infections, and co-morbidities. With the ultimate goal of creating an “AIDS-Free Generation,” the division develops and supports the infrastructure and biomedical research needed to: 1) halt the spread of HIV through the development of an effective vaccine and biomedical prevention strategies that are safe and desirable; 2) develop novel approaches for the treatment and cure of HIV infection; 3) treat and/or prevent HIV co-infections and co-morbidities of greatest significance; and 4) partner with scientific and community stakeholders to efficiently implement effective interventions.

The medical officer will have a wide range of responsibilities relating to the development and medical oversight of clinical trials sponsored by the Division for the prevention and/or treatment of HIV/AIDS and/or related co-infections such as tuberculosis and hepatitis B.




  • U.S. Citizen
  • M.D. or D.O.
  • Active Medical License


In addition to the basic requirements, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service, obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks:

  • Planning, directing, and coordinating biomedical clinical research programs and activities including administrative, regulatory, and scientific matters
  • Evaluating, implementing, and improving the efficiency of administrative and program operations
  • Providing recommendations on innovative ways and means of carrying out aspects of clinical studies
  • Contributing to and reviewing a variety of regular and special reports and presentation materials covering the status of research programs or projects
  • Identifying and formulating overall program needs
  • Identifying research gaps and problem areas
  • Making recommendations for or facilitating new research efforts, clinical studies, clinical trials, or other initiatives required to meet program needs
  • Serving as a project officer for contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements comprising basic research, clinical research, or product development

Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.

To Apply

Visit and access the detailed vacancy announcement NIH-NIAID-DH-17-1974690 beginning August 21, 2017. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on August 25, 2017.

Visit NIAID Careers for more information about working in NIAID’s dynamic atmosphere.

HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.

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