Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator

Bethesda, Maryland (US)
Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments
October 31 2018
NIAID - Tenure Track Investigator
Organization Type

Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator

Laboratory of Viral Diseases

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is recruiting a tenure-track/tenure-eligible investigator in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases (LVD) for the Division of Intramural Research (DIR).

We are seeking an outstanding individual to develop a vigorous independent program focused on the establishment and use of animal models to investigate emerging or re-emerging viruses pathogenic to humans, including the development and evaluation of vaccines and therapeutics targeting these pathogens. Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field with extensive postdoctoral experience, as well as a strong publication record demonstrating their potential for creative research. The ideal candidate would have expertise in immunology, virology, and/or vaccine development and will be expected to develop a vigorous research program that includes basic and translational research on medically relevant viruses or vaccine immunology. The incumbent will also benefit from unique opportunities to interact with other members of LVD and DIR who perform basic and translational research on viruses and other infectious diseases.

The incumbent will have access to state-of-the-art core research support and the NIH Clinical Center, a premier research hospital on the main NIH campus. Candidates will be assigned independent resources to include laboratory support personnel, equipment, research and animal space on the Bethesda campus, and an allocated annual budget for services, supplies, and salaries sufficient to foster success. See more information about LVD on the LVD website.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full civil-service package of benefits (including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; and Thrift Savings Plan) is available.

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae (CV), bibliography, and a two- to three-page detailed statement of your research plan that includes how your expertise will contribute to the success of the LVD program. Additionally, three letters of reference must be sent directly from the referees. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research. Submit all application materials to Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh at NIAIDDIRSearch@NIAID.NIH.GOV.

Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates may also contact Dr. Ted Pierson, Chief, LVD, at piersontc@niaid.nih.gov for additional information about this position.  

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HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

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