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<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />These positions are located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), within multiple Institutes/Centers or the Office of the Director. Join one of the 27 Institutes and Centers within the NIH. As an intramural Physician, you will be responsible for administering clinical, basic and independent research programs; analyzing, evaluating and generating scientific and clinical data; and conceptualizing new research direction and projects.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Administer clinical and basic research projects</li> <li>Plan, organize, and direct research programs involving direct patient care using applied and/or basic research</li> <li>Review, analyze, and investigate clinical trails, protocols, and the treatment of patients</li> <li>Analyze, evaluate and interpret scientific and clinical data to prepare papers for publication and presentation</li> <li>Conceptualize new research direction and projects</li> <li>Create drug development plans, including Phase I, II and III clinical trials</li> <li>Keep abreast of scientific and clinical developments through review of literature and attending professional meetings, conferences, and symposia</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.</li> <li>Position is subject to a background investigation.</li> <li>Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.</li> <li>Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.</li> <li>Must have a current, valid U.S. medical license.</li> <li>Position requires Education – you are highly encouraged to submit transcripts.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>License:</strong><br /> Applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.<br /><br /><strong>Basic Requirements:</strong><br /><br />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).]<br /><br /><strong>AND </strong><br /><br />Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in a hospital or an institution accredited for such training. Graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada.<br /><br /><strong>To Qualify at the GS-15 Grade Level:</strong><br /><br />In order to qualify at the GS-15 level, the applicant must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled OR equivalent experience and training.<br /><br />Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https: apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10513141 <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />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 .<br /><br />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. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application . <ul> <li>Emergency Tier Designation is determined prior to onboarding</li> <li>A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>We may make additional selections for similar positions across the entire Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the local commuting area(s) identified in this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s) at HHS. There is no option to opt-out as your information will not be shared with other hiring agencies outside of HHS.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.</li> <li>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.</li> <li>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. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.</li> <li>Title 38 pay is included in the salary of this position and is based on the physician's experience and field of expertise.</li> <li>A newly appointed or reappointed individual may receive a recruitment incentive. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.</li> <li>A current federal government employee may receive a relocation incentive if moving from a different geographic location. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.</li> <li>If selected, you may be required to pass a pre-employment medical examination, provide evidence of immunization, and be free from communicable diseases.</li> <li>Pre-employment and/or random drug and alcohol testing is required for this position.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />The position(s) advertised in this announcement are covered by a direct hire authority. Traditional rating and ranking of applicants, including category rating, does not apply to this vacancy. You will be initially evaluated against the basic qualifications only. Qualified applicants will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines . Veterans' Preference does not apply to positions covered by a direct hire authority.<br /><br />To determine your qualifications and referral status, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be made and compared against your responses to the vacancy questionnaire. Because your rating is based on both your responses to the questionnaire and documentation you submit, please make sure that your self-ratings are supported by the information you provide in your application. Your qualifications and self-ratings may be verified at any time during the application and selection process through quality review, interview questions, work samples, demonstrations, reference checks, and any other means. Inflated or unsupported qualifications may affect your rating. Any misrepresentation or material omission of facts on the assessment questionnaire or in any other materials you submit in support of your candidacy (including but not limited to the application), or in any oral statements you may make during the selection process shall be sufficient cause to end further consideration of your candidacy. Persons listed as having knowledge of your past accomplishments or experience in your application may be contacted for verification purposes at any time. Verification may, but need not, begin prior to receiving an offer. <br /><br />To be considered well qualified for the purposes of the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), you must demonstrate that you substantively exceed the basic qualifications and meet all eligibility, physical, medical, suitability, and all other requirements. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Moderate Risk (MR) <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong> REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS </strong><br /><br /><strong>RESUME:</strong><br /><br />Your resume must thoroughly describe how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career.<br /><br />To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use the USAJOBS online Resume Builder . <strong>If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each </strong><strong>experience/position<strong>:</strong></strong> <li>Job title</li> <li>Name of employer</li> <li>Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)</li> <li>Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.</li> <li>Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable)</li> <li>Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position)</li> If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, you need to list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study. If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume.<br /><br /><strong>Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information</strong> (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter. <strong>We </strong><strong>will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications. </strong><br /><br />For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources: NIH Jobs website , USAJOBS Resource Center , and the USAJOBS Resume Writing Video Tutorial .<br /><br /><strong>ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE:</strong><br /> You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.<br /><br />All of the above information is necessary to determine your qualifications for the position. Please help us make an informed decision regarding your eligibility by providing complete and thorough information on your experience and qualifications. Not providing all of required information may result in a determination that you do not meet minimum requirements for the position (e.g., an ineligible rating) or a lower rating.<br /><br /><strong> Required Documentation for Career Transition Claims </strong><br /> Visit our websites to claim selection priority through the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): <ul> <li>- CTAP: https: jobs.nih.gov/announcement-links/CTAP.htm </li> <li>- ICTAP: https: jobs.nih.gov/announcement-links/ictap.htm </li> </ul> <br /> If you do not provide the required information, we will assume you are not eligible or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or eligibility.<br /><br />Please do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is not requested of you. To protect your personal information, we will only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or hiring manager. <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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