Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator, Epidemiology

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland (US)
Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments.
June 26 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator, Epidemiology

Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology

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) Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is seeking an outstanding scientist for a tenure-track/tenure-eligible position to carry out independent research on the epidemiology of infectious diseases in the Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology (LCIM) in Bethesda, Maryland.

The selected candidate is expected to implement and direct a vigorous independent program focused on the epidemiology of medically relevant infectious diseases (i.e., bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections). Of particular interest are population-based studies related to rare or opportunistic microbes, such as those found in patients with immune deficiencies. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D, or equivalent doctoral degree in epidemiology or a relevant field and have relevant postdoctoral experience. Applicants must also have a strong publication record demonstrating an ability to perform independent, high-quality, creative, and impactful research in the field. The ideal candidate should have expertise in the use of large datasets (“Big Data”) and have the ability to implement and collaborate in multidisciplinary research within and across institutions, nationally, and internationally.  The successful candidate will be independently innovative while also collaborating with investigators across DIR.

The incumbent will have access to state-of-the-art core research support and the NIH Clinical Center, the premier research hospital on the main NIH campus. Candidates will be assigned independent resources including support personnel, equipment, space, and an allocated annual budget for services, supplies, and salaries sufficient to foster success. The incumbent will also benefit from unique opportunities to interact with other members of LCIM and DIR who perform basic, clinical, and translational research on infectious and immune diseases, as well as epidemiology experts across other NIH Institutes. See more information online at Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full package of benefits (including retirement and health, life, and long-term care insurance) is available. Women and other groups underrepresented in biomedical research are especially encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is not required.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (CV), bibliography, and two- to three-page description of the proposed research program. Additionally, three letters of reference must be sent directly from the referees. Please include in the 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. All application materials should be submitted to Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh at NIAIDDIRSearch@niaid.nih.gov.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting August 24, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh, DIR Program Support Staff, at sarah.cavanaugh@nih.gov.  

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