Intramural faculty positions available at NIH

August 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

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The NIH Intramural Research Program is Recruiting Tenure-Track “Earl Stadtman Investigators”

The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government’s premier biomedical and behavioral research enterprise, is pleased to announce its fourth annual call for “NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators.” Scientific discoveries from our intramural laboratories, with their extensive infrastructure and critical mass of expertise, have a crucial role in both maintaining America’s research excellence and advancing medical treatments and cures.

Come join the team whose hallmarks are stable funding, intellectual freedom, shared resources, and access to a broad range of scientific expertise. We seek creative and independent thinkers eager to take on high-risk, high impact research in tenure-track positions.

A variety of basic and translational/clinical positions are available, with areas of active recruitment including (but not limited to): Biostatistics/Bioinformatics; Chromatin Biology/Epigenetics; DNA Replication, Repair and Recombination; Molecular Epidemiology and Population Genetics; Molecular Immunology; Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology; Neuroscience; Population Science; Stem Cells/iPS Cells; Structural Biology and Systems Biology; and Virology.

Who we are: Among our approximately 1,200 principal investigators and 4,000 trainees are world-renowned experts in basic, translational and clinical research. Our strength is our diversity in pursuit of a common goal, to alleviate human suffering from disease. Similar to academia, we offer our scientists the opportunity to mentor outstanding trainees at all levels (e.g., graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) in a research setting. Whom we seek: For this broad, trans-NIH recruitment effort, we seek talented, early-career scientists with a clear and creative research vision who wish to contribute to the nation’s health.

Qualifications/eligibility: Candidates must have an M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S./D.M.D., D.V.M, D.O., R.N./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree and have an outstanding record of research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in major peer-reviewed journals. Applicants may be in early stages of their research careers or non-tenured early-to-mid career scientists. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.

How to apply: Applicants must submit a CV, a three-page research plan, a one-page description of their vision for future research and its potential impact, and contact information for three professional references through our online application system at between August 1 and October 1, 2012. You will be asked to designate a primary and secondary scientific area of expertise to aid in assigning your application to the appropriate review committee. Requests for letters of recommendation will be sent to your references when you submit your application. Reference letters will be accepted via upload to the website until 11:59 p.m. EDT October 15, 2012. We cannot accept paper applications.

What to expect: Search committees of subject-matter experts will review and evaluate applicants based on the following criteria: publication record, scientific vision and potential scientific impact of current and proposed research, demonstrated independence, awards and references. The committees will identify the most highly qualified candidates to invite to the NIH for a lecture in November or December 2012, which will be open to the NIH scientific staff, and for subsequent interviews with the search committees. The search committee chairs and NIH Scientific Directors, who lead our intramural programs, will identify finalists to be recruited as Earl Stadtman Investigators. Candidates not selected as Stadtman finalists can still be considered for other open NIH research positions. The entire process from application review to job offer may take several months, depending on the volume of applications.

We call upon individuals who will open our eyes to possibilities we haven’t yet envisioned, to complement our scientific mission and enhance our research efforts. More information about our program is at The inspiring story of Earl and Thressa Stadtman’s research at the NIH is at Specific questions regarding this recruitment effort may be directed to Dr. Roland Owens, Assistant Director, NIH Office of Intramural Research, at DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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