The NIAID Transition Program in Clinical Research provides an exceptional opportunity for physicians to gain clinical and translational research experience in the NIAID Division of Intramural Research (DIR). The program aims to increase the pool of well-trained clinical investigators who are competitive for clinical tenure-track positions.
Up to three candidates per year will be selected for three- to five-year appointments as assistant clinical investigators. Applicants must have an M.D. or M.D. /Ph.D., be board-eligible or board certified in a subspecialty (or equivalent), and qualify for credentialing by the NIH Clinical Center. Applicants should identify a DIR lab chief who will agree to host their research. Information about DIR labs and contact information for lab chiefs is available on the DIR website.
Participants will receive independent resources and staff and will be mentored by an NIAID senior investigator. Interested candidates may contact DIR Deputy Director Dr. Karyl Barron at 301-402-2208 or email@example.com for additional information or assistance in identifying an appropriate host lab.
To apply for the program, email a curriculum vitae/bibliography, a research program proposal (no more than two pages), and a letter of support from the accepting NIAID lab chief by November 30, 2019, to Ms. Amy Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, send three letters of recommendation to the chair, Transition Program in Clinical Research Search Committee, c/o Ms. Amy Collins by email at email@example.com or by post at 33 North Drive, MSC 3204, Building 33, Room 1N24, Bethesda, MD 20892-1356. Email is preferred. Please note “TPCR Search” when sending materials.
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation's medical research agency making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. The NIH main campus is located in Bethesda, MD