Physician/Medical Officer (GS-14/15)

The Division of Therapeutics and Medical Consequences (DTMC), Clinical/Medical Branch (CMB) is hiring a Medical Officer. NIDA’s DTMC takes the lead at the NIH for the support and administration of studies to identify and evaluate the efficacy and/or safety of medications, devices, digital, behavioral, or other therapeutic interventions for the treatment of substance use disorders and to study the medical consequences of drug abuse and addiction.

The CMB has the primary responsibility in DTMC to plans, designs, and implements a comprehensive program that evaluates investigational and marketed medications for their potential value in treating substance abuse disorders through all phases of clinical development (Phases 1-4). CMB also plans, develops, and administers a national and international program of research on medical/clinical/health consequences associated with drugs of abuse (both licit and illicit) and their nexus to co-occurring viral and bacterial infections including HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis, STIs, and other diseases.  In addition, the CMB supports research training of clinicians and early investigators to expand expertise in research methods as applied to medications development.

As a Medical Officer, you will participate in designing and conducting clinical trials, developing protocols, medical monitoring of clinical trials, providing technical assistance in data analysis, and writing clinical study reports. The Medical Officer provides consultation and collaboration to the pharmaceutical industry, academia, and other interested parties regarding projects of mutual interest, study design, and data analysis. The Medical Officer also provides technical assistance to Regulatory Affair Branch in FDA submission for INDs and NDAs. The Medical Officer reviews or assists investigators and program officials to develop Data and Safety Monitoring (DSM) Plans for clinical trials according to the NIH guideline, reviews safety reports and provides recommendations as appropriate to program officials and investigators and participates in Data and Safety Monitoring Board meetings and Human Research Committee meetings. The Medical Officer will provide authoritative advice and guidance to investigators and Institute program officers on medical and scientific issues related to the evaluation of promising substance use disorder treatments. The Medical Officer may serve as project officer or science officer on contracts, interagency agreements, grants, and cooperative agreements to conduct clinical trials. The Medical Officer may plan, develop, and implement targeted research programs using the appropriate funding mechanisms.

Candidates must have a Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, or equivalent degree. Candidate must hold an active unrestricted medical license to practice in United States. Candidates with experience in conducting clinical trials, medication drug development, working with pharmaceutical industry, FDA, or IRB are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Shwe Gyaw, Chief, Clinical Medical Branch, DTMC, NIDA, at or 301-827-5924.

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