National Institutes of Health Supervisory Medical Officer (Clinical) -NIDDK in Montgomery County, Maryland

National Institutes of Health
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Montgomery County, MD
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 9/20/2016 (33 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 12/29/2016 (67 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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, visitNIH Overview.

If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable and motivated individual with experience as a Supervisory Medical Officer AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDN), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIDDK requires individuals who have experience in basic, translational and clinical research in digestive diseases research. For more information, visit:


As a Supervisory Medical Officer (Clinical), you will:

  • Manage and coordinate all functional requirements of the organization;
  • Provide specialized medical expertise to administer clinical research projects and clinical trials;
  • 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;
  • 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.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel required
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Educational Requirement. Transcripts Required.
  • Must have current, valid Medical License.
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Report OGE 450 Form required.
  • Salary will be determined under Title 38 (Market Pay).
  • Board Certification in Gastroenterology or Hepatology required.

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: leading and mentoring a medical staff in a research environment; providing leadership in the planning, directing and coordination of biomedical clinical research programs and activities, including administrative, regulatory and scientific matters; managing and evaluating research projects that are broad and complex in scope and require unconventional approaches or complex research techniques; establishing goals and objectives for assigned research area, and coordinating efforts to facilitate the resolution of critical issues involving accomplishment of the research; reviewing research data and progress reports, and implementing corrective actions needed to achieve established research goals and objectives; making recommendations to senior personnel for facilitating new research efforts, clinical studies, clinical trials, or other initiatives required to meet program needs; and planning and arranging national or regional seminars and symposia leading to the more rapid dissemination of scientific data.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Selective Factor: In order to meet minimum qualification requirements you must demonstrate possession of the selective factor of this position. Selective factor include: Board Certification in Gastroenterology or Hepatology.

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This position has an education requirement. You are strongly 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. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .

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.

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

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Within 15 business days of the closing date, Thursday, December 29, 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.


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.

Other Information

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

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.

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.

This position has supervisory/managerial responsibilities. A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period is required upon selection/placement. This may be waived if you have successfully completed the supervisory/managerial probationary period.

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.

Salary Range: $102,646.00 to $230,000.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GP-0602-15/15

Promotion Potential: 15

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 450215300

Job Announcement Number: NIH-NIDDK-DH-16-1796744