Research Physician - Infectious Disease Team

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Location: Site-based on or near Navajo Nation or White Mountain Apache tribal lands

Johns Hopkins is seeking a Licensed Physician to work full-time or part-time with its Infectious Disease Team. The Center for American Indian Health is located within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland and has a mission to work in partnership with American Indian tribes to raise the health status and self-sufficiency of American Indian people to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: research, service, and training. 

The infectious disease team at the Center for American Indian Health works with Native American communities to conduct research aimed at reducing the burden of infectious disease. Projects include disease surveillance, clinical trials, and evaluations of the impact of interventions. Study activities vary and are specific to the approved protocols at the worksite. The successful candidate for this position will be part of a team of study physicians based at different study sites and will report directly to the Director of Infectious Diseases.

Brief summary of duties and qualifications:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the site research team
  • Review inclusion/exclusion criteria for study subjects based on protocol guidelines
  • Conduct chart reviews of study subjects
  • Obtain privileges at Indian Health Service facilities in order to conduct routine exams for study participants
  • Assess serious adverse events and adverse events in study subjects for severity and relatedness to study drug (according to protocol definitions), and complete the corresponding forms in the electronic study database
  • Liaise with Indian Health Service providers to update them on study progress and new research protocols
  • Contribute to development of new research protocols Sept 2020
  • Assist with development of standard operating procedures and data collection forms for studies
  • Participate in manuscript development


  • Current Medical License
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Family Practice
  • Experience living in or working with Indigenous communities
  • Willingness to work in a diverse cultural setting in a rural area
  • Computer literacy/ familiarity with electronic health records
  • Familiarity with the conduct of clinical trials according to Good Clinical Practice standards

Additional Requirements and Position Information:

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Occasional travel to other study sites (may require overnight stay)
  • The candidate for this position may have the opportunity to pursue research interests that are consistent with the overall Center mission.

The Center for American Indian Health’s mission is to work in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native communities to raise their health status, self-sufficiency and health leadership to the highest possible level.

Contact Information

Bob Weatherholtz at

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