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    These positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), within multiple Institutes/Centers or the Office of the Director.

    The NIH has a large number of positions to fill in wide variety of specialty areas. They includes, but are not limited to the following:

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    Geriatrics Palliative Care

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    To learn more about Medical Officer positions at the NIH please visit: http://jobs.nih.gov/globalrecruitment.

    As a Medical Officer (Clinical) you will: 

    • Administer clinical and basic research projects
    • Plan, organize, and direct research programs involving direct patient care using applied and/or basic research
    • Review, analyze, and investigate clinical trails, protocols, and the treatment of patients
    • Analyze, evaluate and interpret scientific and clinical data to prepare papers for publication and presentation
    • Conceptualize new research direction and projects
    • Create drug development plans, including Phase I, II and III clinical trials
    • Keep abreast of scientific and clinical developments through review of literature and attending professional meetings, conferences, and symposia

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
    • Position is subject to a background investigation.
    • Some travel may be required.
    • Must have a current, valid medical license.

    Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.


    Basic Requirements:

    Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed pre-medical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).]

    To Qualify at the GS-15 Grade Level:

    In order to qualify at the GS-15 level, the applicant must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-14). Examples of Specialized experience include: providing specialized medical expertise in clinical research; assisting in developing research programs, which enhanced research goals and objectives of an organization; collaborating with other organizations and outside researchers in a variety of clinically-related projects; analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting scientific and clinical data in order to prepare papers for publications in peer-reviewed journals; presenting medical findings at seminars and scientific meetings; designing, conducting, or directing clinical investigations or trials; providing direct patient care or  developing organization policies about patient care; providing recommendation for the established, revised, or re-evaluated goals and objectives of the research programs; develops policies and plans to strengthening the program areas which impact national and/or international research activities. 

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    This position has an education requirement. You are highly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however,  official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education

    A foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts.  Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.

    Additional information

    Title 38 pay is included in the salary of this position and is based on the physician's experience and field of expertise. 

    NCI/DCTD and NIDDK/KUH able to pay relocation expenses.

    PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

    A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/ placement.

    NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

    A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

    If selected, you will be required to complete Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually.

    Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).  E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.  The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.  Veteran's Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this bulletin will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.

    Background checks and security clearance

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    Required Documents

    The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  

    1. Resume via USAJOBS.
    2. Responses to online questionnaire.
    3. If applicable, supporting documentation (CTAP/ICTAP, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.  You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:

    • Your Resume must clearly articulate how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the qualifications section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire.  Your resume must also include the day, month, and year that you began and ended for each position held.   Full-time employment will be assumed unless otherwise stated on your resume. Part-time employment will be prorated in crediting experience.  Not providing this information may result in the lowering of your assessment score or an ineligible rating.  For resume writing guidance, please visit the USAJobs Resource Center or view their video tutorial.
    • A complete Assessment Questionnaire, View Assessment Questions.
    • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.) 

    For additional information, click on the links below:

    Additional Information on How to Apply

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    For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at hrss@nih.gov.

    Agency contact information

    Sandra Munoz-Cintron


    National Institutes of Health
    2115 E Jefferson St
    Bethesda, MD 20892
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    The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world.  Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation.  For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

    Join one of the 24 Institutes and Centers within the NIH that awards extramural grants!  Extramural grants account for approximately 83 percent of NIH's $30 billion budget and are awarded to investigators throughout the U.S. and abroad.  As a Medical Officer (Clinical) you will stimulate, plan, advise, direct, and evaluate program activities for a portfolio of research projects and programs. To learn more about the grants process, types of grant programs, and the peer review process, visit the website for the Office of Extramural Research.  

    Through this Global Recruitment, your application will be sent to hiring managers across all of NIH's participating Institutes and Centers! This streamlined process makes it easy for you to apply to a wide range of open positions across a variety of medical specialties, saving you time and effort.

    Next steps

    Within 15 business days of the closing date, Wednesday, November 30, 2016, you may check your status online at USAJOBS.  We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456864200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.