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Clinical Pharmacy Specialists - (Pharmacotherapy)

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
salary range is $135,270 to $154,996.
Closing date
Jan 3, 2024

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Work Setting
Health System, Other

Department of Health and Human Services

           National Institutes of Health

Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center

Clinical Pharmacy Specialists - (Pharmacotherapy)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center (CC) Pharmacy is seeking a highly motivated Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Pharmacotherapy to provide pharmaceutical care and research support for the patients and study participants enrolled in the NIH Intramural Research Program protocols in a federal research hospital.  The NIH CC Pharmacy Department strives to exceed the expectations of patients, investigators, and workforce in an environment that provides the pharmacy staff with motivation, challenge, and professional growth.

 The successful candidate for this position will be an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable, and motivated Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with extensive experience providing pharmaceutical care in a team-based practice model.  All Clinical Pharmacy Specialists serve as pharmacotherapy subject matter experts in their respective field of practice. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialist must demonstrate a mastery of clinical research, including research methodologies, protocol design, implementation, and analysis. Further, the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist must be accustomed to and proficient at providing clinical and didactic education for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and physician and pharmacist trainees.  A Doctor of Pharmacy degree recognized by Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and a Pharmacist License are required.  For this position, the highly desired candidate will also have post-graduate year 1 and year 2 residency training or clinical fellowship, board certification, and at least 3 to 5 years of clinical pharmacy practice experience.  This position is in the Clinical Pharmacy Section of the Pharmacy Department, CC.

 The selected candidate will join a multidisciplinary team practicing in an environment of progressive, integrated, pharmaceutical services. The Pharmacotherapy Clinical Pharmacy Specialists collaborate with physician scientists pioneering research in a variety of fields in medicine. Clinical Pharmacy Specialists support the research efforts of the NIH Intramural Research Program, including, but not limited to participation in the design and conduct of clinical trials and Institutional Review Board, Drug Safety and Monitoring Board, and Safety Monitoring Committee membership. This support extends to collaborating with the investigational drug service and pharmacy operations to facilitate the implementation of Institute protocols through the Pharmacy Department. Clinical pharmacy specialists are expected to pursue clinical and translational research through collaborations with Institutes, Clinical Center Departments, and the Pharmacy Departments Laboratories. The Clinical Pharmacy Specialists share responsibility for educating future pharmacist and physician scientists through traditional lectures and experiential precepting of students, residents, and fellows.

Opportunities for pharmacotherapy-based research, teaching and publishing are available.  The Pharmacy Department offers state-of-the-art services in an ultra-modern facility.  The NIH Clinical Research Center is located on a 300-acre college-like campus and is the hospital where the intramural research of the NIH’s 27 Institutes and Centers is conducted.

Applicants must be licensed to practice pharmacy in a State, territory of the U.S., the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree that meets the minimum educational requirements as described in the vacancy announcement on USAJOBS. The generous benefits packages associated with federal employment are also included. The salary range is $135,270 to $154,996.

For information about the position call Benjamin Colton, PharmD, BCIDP at (301) 402-7077 or e-mail  To learn more about the Pharmacy and NIH, please visit or the NIH website at The NIH CC vacancy announcement for this position contains complete application procedures and lists all mandatory information which you must submit with your application. This announcement will be available from Thursday, January 4, 2024, to Friday, January 12, 2024.  Please visit the USAJOBS website at and search Keyword: Pharmacist; Location: Bethesda, MD.

This position’s announcement number is NIH-CC-DH-24-12227518.  All application materials must be received before midnight on Friday, January 12, 2024.

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement must be met by the closing date of Friday, January 12, 2024.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Weekend and shift work may be required.
  • Pre-employment health screening is required.
  • This position is listed as a NIH Employee Designation: Emergency Essential.


Additional Information:

We have 1 opening(s).


Questions on application procedures in USAJOBS may be addressed to the HR Specialist, Lucas Dockter, at 301-496-8751 or via e-mail


HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, without discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, age or membership, or non-membership in an employee organization. All applicants will be subject to a background investigation.

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