Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health
Clinical Research Audiology Chief – GS-0665-14National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
This position is located within the Audiology Unit, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. The Audiology Unit functions as both a clinic and research laboratory. The unit provides audiology clinical services to NIH Clinical Center patients, develops and conducts research studies that include the assessment of the auditory and vestibular systems, and provides clinical and research training and mentoring. The NIH Clinical Center is the world’s largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research with approximately 1,600 active studies in progress. Studies include investigations of the natural history of disease, especially rare diseases, and clinical trials, often the first tests of new drugs or therapies in humans.
The Clinical Research Audiology Chief is responsible for maintaining state-of-the-art clinical services and participating in research protocols. Primary responsibilities include:
• Manage a busy audiology clinic in a research setting, including staff supervision, with an emphasis on patient safety and evidence-based approaches to audiology and vestibular clinical care
• Promote, mentor, model, and lead scholarly activity in the unit; participate in the development and direction of clinical research protocols
• Participate in dissemination of research findings in various formats including regional, national, and international meetings and in peer-reviewed journals
• Foster a culture of collegiality and collaboration; promote and demonstrate innovation and resourcefulness, and seek to promote partnerships within the unit, within the NIDCD, across the NIH, and across the broader community
• Manage a robust training and mentorship program for students and trainees at various stages from high school through post-doctoral work
The ideal candidate is an innovative and collaborative leader experienced in clinical research, is expected to have a M.S., Ph.D. or Au.D. Degree, and audiology license. Positive factors for consideration include the ability to work well in a multidisciplinary setting overseeing a team of audiologists that provide services to patients in all age groups with complex medical diagnoses and disabilities, commitment to diversity, a record of peer-reviewed publications, and enthusiasm for research.
We anticipate this position will formally post during the second half of August 2022. Please monitor USAjobs.gov for the official posting. All potentially interested candidates should contact Kelly King (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the position, and to be later alerted to the formal position opening.
The NIH is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, NIDCD Clinical Research Audiology Chief color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. At NIDCD, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people do their best work. HHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers that value and foster diversity.
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