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National Institute on Drug Abuse
Baltimore, Maryland
Closing date
Oct 9, 2021

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Job Function
Clinical Research Management
Position Type
Full Time
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The Intramural Research Program (IRP), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking an outstanding Physician to provide branch-wide clinical research medical oversight and coordination of the extensive support resources required for the sound conduct of the clinical research protocols within NIDA.  The selected candidate will also work closely with the Senior Investigator to conduct cutting-edge translational and clinical research related to 
addiction, neuroscience and mental health.

We are seeking a candidate who is committed to both patient safety and scientific excellence and understands the intellectual benefits of collaborative research to enhance emerging areas of human based research. The Physician will provide patient care and clinical support to study participants (e.g. healthy volunteers, individuals with alcohol and substance use disorders) for outpatient and inpatient human research studies. The selected candidate will also be heavily involved in the scientific and research program of the branch investigators, e.g. development of novel 
translational and clinical research, design of clinical protocols, dissemination of research findings at conferences and lectures and publication of the results in peer-reviewed Journals.

The selected candidate will serve as a scientist and as the study physician on a variety of research protocols related to substance use and addiction. The ideal candidate will contribute to a multidisciplinary team investigating novel diagnostic and treatment approaches for addiction. NIDA will provide clinical and office space adequate to assist in carrying out the job duties at the Biomedical Research Center, located on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Campus in Baltimore, MD. The main NIH campus and the NIDA IRP located in Baltimore provide a rich and highly interactive 
translational clinical environment.  Full federal benefits include retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a Thrift Savings Plan (401k equivalent). Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate must possess a M.D., D.O. or equivalent degree(s) and must have all the credentials required for licensing to allow the practice of medicine in the United States. Board certification by an appropriate American Board (for example psychiatry, internal medicine, family medicine, neurology, clinical pharmacology or other related medical specialty) is preferred. Experience in addiction is highly desirable.

Interested candidates must submit a current CV, a statement of research and clinical background and interests, and at least 3 reference contacts to: Lorenzo Leggio, M.D., Ph.D., Email:

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information, you may contact:
Lorenzo Leggio, M.D., Ph.D.,
Senior Investigator and Branch Chief, NIDA,

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities and individuals 
with disabilities.
The HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Scientific Director, Intramural Research Program (IRP).
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