Staff Clinician, Section of Infections of the Nervous System

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Division of Intramural Research

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking an outstanding neurologist to serve as a Staff Clinician in the Section of Infections of the Nervous System within the Division of Neuroimmunology and Neurovirology in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). Staff Clinicians in NINDS conduct basic, translational, and clinical research, provide care for patients at the NIH Clinical Center, train junior investigators, and collaborate within NINDS and across other institutes and extramural collaborators.  More detailed information about the NINDS Division of Intramural Research may be found at:


  • Must be an M.D./D.O. or M.D./Ph.D.
  • Be a board-certified neurologist with relevant training or clinical and research experience in neuroimmunology and/or neuroinfectious diseases.
  • Hold a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States
  • Meet the requirements to be clinically credentialed at the NIH Clinical Center.

 Staff Clinicians can have a wide range of responsibilities relating to oversight of a clinical intramural research program. The Staff Clinician will lead the Clinical research program in the Section of Infections of the Nervous System and will be responsible for providing clinical care and consultation on patients who demonstrate neurologic complications of rare neuroinflammatory, neuroinfectious diseases and emerging infections.  This includes management of HIV clinical research protocols. Duties include development of laboratory and/or clinical research protocols, collaborative research efforts with investigators in the Division of Neuroimmunology and Neurovirology and across NINDS, mentorship and education of trainees, data analysis and evaluation, and publication of results.

How to apply

Applicants should send the following to Barbara Jaruga

  • Curriculum vitae (CV), including bibliography.
  • Statement of research interests
  • Names of three referees
  • A description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.

Advertisements will run and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Any questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Irene Cortese, Chair of the search committee ( or Dr. Avindra Nath, Chief of the Section of Infections of the Nervous System (

Additional Application Information

Appointees may be US citizens or resident aliens.

Applications from women, persons from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience. A full civil service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available.