Staff Clinician

Job Announcement Description: 

Staff Clinician Position

Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services


The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology (LCIM) is offering a staff clinician position in mycology clinical and translational research.

LCIM conducts clinical and basic studies of human infectious and immunologic diseases, with a focus on comprehensive understanding and management of patients and their diseases. LCIM focuses on pathogenesis, pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases.

An enthusiastic and highly motivated clinician scientist will work within a collaborative group to utilize the most current immunologic and statistical genetic methods to understand neurological infections by the AIDS-related pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans in both HIV and non-HIV patients. These translational approaches will be used to identify underlying genetics of disease susceptibility as well as to design, develop, and test novel therapeutics and immune biologics to treat these difficult infections. A particular interest is the role of a recently described post-infectious inflammatory response syndrome that plays a predominant role in cryptococcal clinical failure and mortality. Testing of novel immune modulating therapies through clinical trials both within the NIH clinical center and within multi-center cohorts is a goal of the studies. Interactions with several U.S. and oversees collaborative clinical sites will seek to further apply findings to a wide range of HIV and non-HIV infected patients.
The successful applicant must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. He or she will be responsible for clinical care and protocol design related to patient-centered research, analyzing experimental results, preparing manuscripts, and helping supervise students and residents. No previous experience in pathogenic fungi is required, although board eligibility in infectious disease and/or neurology is preferred. Our laboratory provides strong support for the development of independent projects leading to a productive career for post-fellowship candidates.

Email Dr. Peter R. Williamson at for additional information. To apply, submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, three letters of reference, a detailed statement of clinical research interests, and up to three selected reprints to:

Peter R. Williamson, LCID/DIR/NIAID

c/o Nicole Moore

9000 Rockville Pike

Building 10, Room 11C208

MSC 1888

Bethesda, MD 20892-1888


HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.


Content last reviewed on January 16, 2018