Are you interested in a truly unique clinical laboratory leadership opportunity with the world’s leading research hospital?
The National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center is a 200-bed hospital dedicated to clinical research in which all care is delivered within the context of more than 1600 active clinical research protocols. The Clinical Center’s mission is scientific discovery: approximately half of the clinical protocols evaluate rare (most often genetically-determined) diseases; the other half are clinical trials of novel interventions. More than 90% of the ongoing 750 clinical trials are Phase I or Phase II trials.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites candidates with strong leadership credentials and a proven record of interdisciplinary collaborations to apply for the position of Chief, Department of Laboratory Medicine at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. The Clinical Center Department of Laboratory Medicine provides comprehensive and cutting-edge laboratory medicine support for the clinical care of patient-volunteers in the Clinical Center and provides collaborative support for the translational research being conducted by NIH investigators.
As Chief, the incumbent will foster excellence and provide a high-level of strategic leadership in clinical laboratory medicine, as well as research, training and collaborative initiatives. The incumbent will oversee clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, clinical hematology, and clinical immunology services in a complex clinical research environment. In addition, the Chief will oversee, and be accountable for, the hospital’s phlebotomy and sterile-processing sterility-testing services.
The ideal candidate will be: trained at the doctoral level (M.D.); have clinical experience supervising a clinical laboratory, including regulatory requirements, managing clinical laboratory operations and budgets, experience with clinical research and clinical research processes; and have interest in providing oversight for and/or participating in either investigator-initiated or collaborative clinical research.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available. Applications must be submitted via the www.usajobs.gov website by selecting this application link https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/500931600. Applications can be submitted from July 1, 2018 to July 10, 2018. Please include in your CV a description of your duties for each appointment and mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving persons from groups which are underrepresented in biomedical research. If you have questions about this position, please contact Lula Russell at 301-435-2868 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is subject to a background investigation.
The Department of Health and Human Services and NIH are equal opportunity employers committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.
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About NIH Department of Laboratory Medicine
The Department of Laboratory Medicine at the National Institutes of Health is a large modern laboratory, fully equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. The laboratory employs 170 people and operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine includes five services: Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Phlebotomy.
The department provides laboratory testing for all Clinical Center inpatients and clinic outpatients. This translates to more than 1 million test results per year. A hospital-wide information system is used for ordering and reporting laboratory tests. There is also a stand-alone laboratory information system (LIS) that interfaces with the hospital information system. Because many of the instruments in the department are interfaced, test results are available to the nursing units as soon as they are certified. Reports are printed on the nursing units and clinics for tests that are ordered in the hospital information system as STAT or Priority. All other reports are printed as cumulative reports every six months.