Branch Chief, Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch

Research Triangle Park, NC
The Branch Chief will be eligible for a tenured appointment with excellent start-up, salary, and ben
July 28 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type




Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is recruiting an accomplished scientist to serve as Chief of the Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch (BCBB)

Members of the BCBB carry out methodologic research and collaborate broadly across the Institute to address a wide range of questions related to effects of the environment on human health. The Branch currently has 4 tenured investigators, 1 tenure-track investigator, 5 staff scientists and additional trainees, with more recruitments anticipated. Research at NIEHS  incorporates both human- and laboratory-based studies including epidemiology, genetics, epigenetics, toxicology, imaging, and structural biology. This research provides both opportunities and analytic challenges related to high-dimensional data.

The Branch Chief directs their own independent research program, provides leadership, and facilitates the research and collaborative activities of Branch scientists. In addition to administrative oversight, the Chief will supervise staff members, mentor tenure-track investigators and post-doctoral fellows, and ensure the scientific excellence of the Branch’s research portfolio. The successful candidate must have a keen interest in synergizing collaborations, both within the BCBB and with other Intramural and National Toxicology Program investigators at NIEHS. The Chief will lead the BCBB into new directions as biostatistics, computational biology, and environmental science continue to evolve.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an outstanding record of publication, achievement, and leadership, with broad interests in biostatistics and computational biology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in statistics/biostatistics/computational biology/bioinformatics or a related field, a record of accomplishments commensurate with an academic rank of tenured associate or full professor, and meet the requirements for tenure at the NIH ( To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, resident alien, or non-resident alien with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.

Salary/Benefits: The Branch Chief will be eligible for a tenured appointment with excellent start-up, salary, and benefit packages.

How to Apply: Interested persons should send a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a 3-page statement of research interests, goals and leadership/administrative experience, and contact information for 3 references in one combined PDF, to Ms. Bonnie Earnhardt at, citing Vacancy Announcement DIR-AC1322 in the subject line. Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted. We will begin evaluating applications on November 12, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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