Assistant Clinical Investigator: Sjogren’s Syndrome

Position Description 
The Dental Clinical Research Center, Division of Intramural Research (DIR), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, seeks an Assistant Clinical Investigator (Instructor/Assistant Professor equivalent, ACI). The selected individual will provide experience and expertise to expand our ongoing translational research activities in salivary gland disorders and Sjogren’s syndrome, with a particular focus on oral and systemic pathology, autoimmunity, and clinical trials. The incumbent will develop a translational research program, including a basic research component that will include study of the etiology, mechanisms, and genetic function at a tissue and single-cell level in salivary gland dysfunction and Sjogren’s syndrome. In addition, the ACI will lead the salivary gland disorders research program, the clinical research team treating salivary gland disorders, and clinical trials related to salivary gland dysfunction.


  • DDS/DMD and PhD degree with expertise relevant to the research area
  • An unrestricted license that permits unrestricted practice of dentistry and oral pathology at the NIH Clinical Center, and evidence of ongoing, active clinical care
  • An in-depth knowledge of salivary gland disorders, advanced certificate training in pathology of the oral cavity, and knowledge of autoimmunity and molecular biology
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical trials, application of salivary therapeutics, and clinical research management

To Apply

Please submit the following to Dr. Jamie Kugler at Applications must be submitted by January 26, 2019:

  • A current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography
  • Names and addresses of four references
  • A statement of research interests
  • A 2-page summary of a proposed research plan
Last Reviewed
December 2018