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

Bethesda, Maryland (US)
Salary will be comensurate with experience.
August 31 2018
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NIH Intramural Research Program is Recruiting

Tenure-Track “Earl Stadtman Investigators”

We are actively searching for Neuroscientists

The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government’s premier biomedical and behavioral research enterprise (and a component of the Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce its tenth annual call for “NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators,” a broad recruitment of tenure-track investigators (assistant professor equivalent) for the NIH intramural programs.  The Intramural Research Programs of NIMH, NINDS, NIDCD, NIDA, NICHD, NEI, NIAAA, NIDCR, NHGRI, NIA and NCCIH together form one of the largest and most active neuroscience communities in the world consisting of a diverse group of investigators with a wide range of interests.   With the recently completed Porter Neuroscience Research Center on the NIH Bethesda campus this community of researchers is becoming increasingly integrated in this state-of-the-art research facility.  Information about the NIH neuroscience community can be found at  Some of the Institutes with neuroscience programs are actively searching for outstanding neuroscientists.    We encourage tenure track candidates in all areas of basic, translational and clinical neuroscience to apply for the “NIH Earl Stadtman” search. 

Who we are:  Among our approximately 1,100 principal investigators and 4,000 trainees in the NIH Intramural Research Programs are world renowned experts in basic, translational, population-based and clinical research.  The program also includes the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital entirely devoted to biomedical research.  Our strength is our diversity in pursuit of a common goal, to alleviate suffering from disease.  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.  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.   Join the team whose hallmarks are stable funding, intellectual freedom, shared resources, and access to a broad range of scientific expertise.  

Whom we seek:  We seek a diverse cadre of creative thinkers eager to take on innovative, high-impact research. 

Qualifications/eligibility:  Applicants 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 high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants should be non-tenured 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 four items (the first three items must be in a PDF format: (1) a CV, which should include a list of publications and a description of your leadership, mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research; (2) a three-page proposal titled Research Goals, i.e., the research you hope to perform at the NIH; (3) a one-page statement titled Long-term Research Vision and Impact, i.e., what you hope to achieve for yourself, your field, and society; and (4) contact information for three professional references. Submit these through our online application system at by September 30, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EDT). You will be asked to designate two scientific areas 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 October 7, 2018 (11:59 p.m. EDT). Reference letters must also be submitted in a PDF format.  We cannot accept paper applications.

What to expect: Search committees, composed of experts in various fields, will review and evaluate applicants based on criteria which include publication record, mentoring experience, commitment to diversity, scientific vision, potential scientific impact of current and proposed research, awards, and references. Select applicants will be invited to the NIH for interviews and will be considered candidates. These candidates will also present seminars open to the public. Some applicants not selected as Earl Stadtman Investigator candidates may be considered for other open NIH research positions. Please find answers to frequently asked questions at

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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