The NIH Clinical Center (CC) Pharmacy is seeking a highly motivated Pharmacist specialized in the fields of pharmacokinetics and clinical pharmacology to work primarily with investigators of the various Institutes of the National Institutes of Health.
The selected candidate will be assigned to the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Research Laboratory (CPRL) and will be part of a team practicing in an environment of progressive, integrated, pharmaceutical services. He/she will conceive, design and conduct clinical research as a principal and/or associate investigator leading to publication of results in peer-reviewed professional journals and presentation at national meetings. The selected candidate will serve as an expert and technical authority in pharmacokinetic research for the NIH Clinical Center.
The successful candidate must:
Be a licensed pharmacist to practice in a State, territory of the U.S., or the District of Columbia
Be research fellowship trained or have equivalent experience in clinical pharmacology with focus on pharmacometrics
Be an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable, and motivated individual with experience conducting collaborative and independent applied research on drugs
Demonstrate a mastery of the application of pharmacokinetic principles to optimize and individualize drug dosage in clinical research studies
Understand research methodologies, protocol design, and implementation
Possess an understanding of analytical methods used to characterize the pharmacokinetic parameters by UPLC-tandem mass spectrometry
Demonstrate a mastery of data analysis approaches with pharmacokinetic modeling software (R software; WinNonlin NCA and NLME; and/or NON-MEM)
Please refer to the Vacancy ID Number on usajobs.gov: NIH-CC-DH-20-10630258
About National Institutes of Health
The Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, is the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research. It is a national resource that makes it possible to rapidly translate scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new approaches for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease. Approximately 1,500 studies are in progress at the NIH Clinical Center. Most are Phase I and Phase II clinical trials. The Clinical Center is part of the NIH’s intramural science research program and the NIH is the medical research agency of the U.S Government. It is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Clinical Center promotes translational research -- that is, the transference of scientific laboratory research into applications that benefit patient health and medical care. The "bench-to-bedside" approach adopted in 1953, locates patient care units in close proximity to cutting-edge laboratories doing related research. This facilitates interaction and collaboration among clinicians and researchers. Most important, patients and families in the Clinical Center benefit from the cutting-edge technologies and resear...ch and the compassionate care that are the signature of NIH.
The Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center was opened in 2005. The facility houses inpatient units, day hospitals and research labs and connects to the original Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center. Together, the Magnuson and Hatfield buildings form the NIH Clinical Center. They serve the dual role of providing humane and healing patient care and the environment clinical researchers need to advance clinical science. It was named in honor of Senator Mark O. Hatfield of Oregon, who supported medical research throughout his congressional career. The 870,000 square foot Hatfield building has 242 inpatient beds and 90 day-hospital stations.