The National Institute on Aging, a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services, is recruiting for an individual to develop and administer research programs in its Clinical Trials Branch (CTB) of the Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG). DGCG is responsible for the planning, organization and direction of programs of extramural and collaborative research related to biological and clinical aspects of aging; the conceptualization of new research directions and projects in the aging field; and the management and evaluation of grant applications. The CTB supports clinical trials of interventions to prevent and treat age-related diseases, conditions, disabilities and risk factors and plans and administers larger clinical trials and interactive groups of linked smaller interventional studies. Detailed information about DGCG’s research foci and activities can be found at the following link: https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/dgcg.
The incumbent will utilize knowledge of research in aging, geriatrics or a related field of medicine or health sciences, and statistical methods employed in clinical research, to achieve the CTB goals and objectives; participate in all phases of clinical trials planning and implementation, and assist with study design, management and data analysis; coordinate the activities of the various component groups of the trials; suggest, formulate and implement policies and procedures to ensure effective management of the trials; and participate in analysis and interpretation of clinical trials data. Responsibilities also include dissemination of the results of the trials to the biomedical and lay communities; participation in the DGCG and CTB planning activities and in the development and implementation of new policies, mechanisms or approaches for research administration; and other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in medicine or a biomedical research field, and experience in conducting clinical research. Experience with clinical trials is desired but not required.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. For additional information about this position, contact Sergei Romashkan, M.D. at email@example.com.
HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Internal Number: NIAMO2018
About National Institute on Aging, NIH
The Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG) supports clinical and translational research on health and disease in the aged, and research on aging over the human life span, including its relationships to health outcomes. DGCG foci include translational research for the development of new interventions for age-related conditions, prevention and treatment of multiple chronic conditions in the elderly, and studies that help to promote evidenced based geriatric care and inform policies affecting older adults.Over the past years, DGCG-supported research has made advances regarding health issues facing the older population, and aging changes over the life span that affect prospects for healthy aging. New lines of research on these issues have been initiated.