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The position is located in the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) which is responsible for a global research portfolio designed to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. DAIDS accomplishes this through planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating programs in: 1) fundamental basic laboratory research, 2) discovery and development of therapies and treatment strategies for HIV infection and its complications through basic research and clinical trials, and 3) discovery and development of vaccines, topical microbicides, and other prevention strategies through basic research and clinical trials.

The position serves as the Director of the Office for Policy in Clinical Research Operations (OPCRO) and has responsibility for providing overarching medical oversight, decision making, and clinical research management required for the sound conduct of a global clinical trials portfolio investigating the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and its co-infections. Also serves as key advisor to the Division Director and scientific programs on policies related to clinical research and will provide objective, experience-based guidance in identifying and resolving a variety of complex clinical trials management, policy, and administrative issues. For more information, visit


As a Medical Officer (Clinical) you will:

  • Plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate programs and initiatives in the assigned specialty area of research.
  • Administer clinical and basic research projects, including clinical trials, supported by the assigned organization.
  • Actively collaborate in the planning, development, implementation and administration of research and training programs, projects, contracts, conferences and workshops.
  • Establish goals and objectives for the assigned research area and organize efforts to initiate pioneering programs and resolve critical issues involving accomplishment of the research.
  • Evaluate the recommendations of peer review groups as to their interpretations of the scientific merit of proposed research.
  • Formulate concepts for Program Announcements, Requests for Applications, and Requests for Proposals to foster research in new or underdeveloped areas of research.
  • Maintain liaison with investigators, institutions, organizations and other government agencies.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 day a month

Relocation Authorized

  • No