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Assistant Clinical Investigator, National Institute of Nursing Research | National Institutes of Health

Position Summary:

The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), seeks an exceptional candidate for the position of Assistant Clinical Investigator (ACI) within the Division of Intramural Research Program (DIR). This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing 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, including surgical and pathology facilities; animal facilities; and dedicated, high-quality technology cores.

The position is intended for a clinician whose abilities and focus in research would make them a candidate for an independent research career path. This position aims to provide an investigator with advanced mentoring, and necessary resources, and to expand their scientific talents and knowledge. 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.


  • Oversee and lead the development of a broad-based symptom science research program such as optimizing assessments or 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
  • Supervise a staff of about three individuals


  • Ph.D., or doctoral equivalent, preferably in nursing
  • A well-established track record of publications for disseminating research findings
  • Relevant clinical experience with patient-based studies
  • Ability to supervise and direct subordinate staff
  • Candidates may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible for a visa that will enable work in the U.S.


  • Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments.
  • Full Federal benefits: leave, health insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent)

About Division of Intramural Research:

DIR is dedicated to conducting basic and clinical research on the interactions among molecular mechanisms underlying symptoms and environmental influences on individual health outcomes. Details of NINR research can be found at

Deadline: Open Until Filled.  How to apply: Interested candidates should send:

  • curriculum vitae and bibliography
  • letter of interest which includes a brief description of research experience, and contact information for at least three references to: Isla Norwood, PAO,
    NINR Search Committee Coordinator,
    31 Center Drive Building 31/Room 5B13
    Bethesda, MD 20892 (Rockville, MD 20852 for express or courier service).

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Nursing Research, Division of Intramural Research, Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Symptoms Units

The National Institute for Nursing Research, Division of Intramural Research, Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Symptoms Units are currently seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows who are interested in training in the areas of Cardiovascular Physiology specifically endothelial function and assessment of flow mediated dilation by ultrasound.   Our research group is interested in the link between nutrition and vascular function as a result of healthy aging and various risk factors for coronary heart disease. 

We are seeking individuals who are dedicated to the development of knowledge, new methodologies and nutritional interventions aimed at improving cardiovascular health.  Trainees have the opportunity to learn methodology for measuring arterial stiffness and flow-mediated dilation and have access to state-of-the-art technology.  Training support is provided up to 5 years period and includes an annual stipend based upon years of experience since earned doctorate. More information about our research is located at: and

The postdoctoral fellowship opportunities are open to individuals who meet the following criteria:

1.)    Completion of their dissertation within the last 2 years or who will have completed their dissertation by June 2016.

2.)    Earned PhD, MD or equivalent in nursing, biomedical or health-related science discipline and have no more than five years of relevant research experience since receipt of their most recent doctoral degree. 

3.)    Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

4.)    Strong background in Cardiovascular Physiology

5.)    Good communication skills (written/spoken English)

6.)    Excellent academic record

7.)    A keen desire and initiative to learn and ability to function as part of a team

8.)    Previous research experience working with patients

9.)    Prior experience with vascular imaging.

Preferred: 1.) Certification as a Registered Vascular Technologist

Applicants should submit a single pdf file with a letter of intent outlining their qualifications and career objectives, Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and  contact information for 3 references who may be contacted to  Application and transcripts of Graduate Study, Dissertation abstract and reprints of publications should be sent to Dr. Mary Engler at the mailing address below.   Salary will be commensurate with current NIH postdoctoral fellowship stipend levels. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Letters of intent and inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Mary B. Engler, NIH, NINR, Division of Intramural Research, Building 60, Rm 253, 1 Cloister Court, MSC 4733, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4733, or


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Updated Date: June 6, 2016