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Physician - NIH/ NIAID - Transplant/ IEI ID

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Bethesda, MD
Start date
Sep 19, 2023

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Administration, Clinical, Clinical Research, General
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

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Physician - NIH/ NIAID - Transplant/ IEI ID

Job ID: req3633
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Clinical Research Program
Facility: NIH
Location: NIH Campus 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.


Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. (operator of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research), the Clinical Research Directorate (CRD) provides clinical supervision of programs at the clinical end of the research spectrum. The quality assurance programs provide the required autonomy and transparency of Good Manufacturing Practice quality assurance operations. CRD also provides operational support for clinical research and supports clinical trials management, regulation, pharmacovigilance, and protocol development/protocol navigations. These support services include dedicated clinical research professionals who provide patient care to clinical trial participants at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, and other research services that support the domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and several other institutes within NIH. CRD’s support services are strategically aligned with its mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist NIH researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, protecting human subjects, and helping to advance scientific clinical research. CRD facilitates the conduct of NIH-sponsored clinical trials that investigate the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, influenza, HIV, infectious diseases and emerging health challenges like Ebola virus and COVID-19, parasitic infections, heart, lung and blood disorders, and rare and neglected diseases. CRD’s collaborative approach to clinical research support and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of CRD’s mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.


  • Provides inpatient and outpatient consultative Infectious Disease care for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant  (HSCT) Patients
  • Provides consultative ID care for Primary immunodeficient patients, oncology, CAR-T cell as well as non-transplant patients who have Inborn Errors of Immunity (IEI)
  • Teaches trainees at all levels who rotate through the Transplant and IEI service
  • Provide support for inpatient and outpatients with IEI
  • Oversees a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care for patients with IEI
  • Participates in the multidisciplinary care of HSCT inclusive of pre-transplant evaluation and post-transplant ID care
  • Completes in-depth documentation through written progress notes, dictation summaries, and communication with referring physicians according to medical record documentation requirements
  • Participates in clinical rounds and conferences
  • Administers and adjusts trial medication under the guidance of the Principal Investigator and protocol requirements
  • Explains discharge instructions and medication regimens to patients and follow up with consulting service recommendations
  • Orders, performs, and interprets basic laboratory diagnostic/treatment tests and procedures
  • Performs comprehensive health care assessments by obtaining health and family medical histories
  • Completes physical examinations
  • Performs minor surgeries (incisional and excisional biopsies)
  • Maintains and completes medical records
  • Places orders for medications and tests
  • Distinguishes between normal and abnormal findings and determine which findings need further evaluation and/or collaboration assessment
  • Develops and implements a plan for care, including appropriate patient/family counseling and education based on in-depth knowledge of the specific patient populations and/or protocols
  • Evaluates, modifies, and revises care plan at appropriate intervals
  • Assesses acute and non-acute clinical problems and toxicities
  • Develops written protocols for management of illnesses and injuries in conjunction with either/or the consulting and referring physician
  • Diagnoses and manages common acute or stable chronic health problems, injuries, and illnesses making assessments of acute and non-acute clinical problems and toxicities
  • Assesses needs and/or problem areas and plan appropriate therapeutic measures
  • Assists with extensive clinical trials programs focused on developing novel therapies
  • Attends scheduled patient care rounds and didactic lecture sessions of the clinical team to which s/he is assigned
  • Interprets and documents diagnostic tests and studies related to clinical trial interventions and patient conditions
  • Ensures unusual problems are referred to physicians or an administrative supervisor
  • Independently evaluates patients in both the inpatient and outpatient clinic settings
  • Provides documentation and monitoring/grading of side effects related to a variety of study interventions including drugs and psychological behaviors
  • Explains the care management/discharge plan to all members of the covering team (inpatient, PIs, attendings, on-call resident, case manager, etc.) at sign-out
  • All activities shall be performed in coordination with a government attending physician
  • This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • M.D. or D.O. and hold an active, unrestricted medical license in the United States
  • Board certification in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology or Infectious Diseases (other Internal Medicine specialty training will be considered)
  • Meet the requirements for credentialing to practice as a physician in the NIH Clinical Center
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of, three (3) years relevant experience
  • Prior experience in clinical trials management
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Prior experience focused on Primary Immune Deficiency
  • Infectious Disease background
  • Transplant Infectious disease experience


  • This position is subject to working with or have potential for exposure to infectious material, requiring medical clearance and immunizations
  • This position is subject to atmospheric conditions that would require the usage of a respirator, requiring a medical clearance

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)



A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take



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