Tenure-Track Investigator (Developmental or Cell Biology)

Bethesda, Maryland (US)
Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate.
October 07 2020
AC 1457
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Tenure-Track Position in Developmental Biology

in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting a tenure-track investigator to join the faculty of the Intramural Research Program with a potential start date of Fall 2021.

We are searching for candidates who perform innovative and rigorous research in the fields of developmental or cell biology. Successful candidates will apply innovative approaches to address any fundamental question that furthers understanding of the molecular, cellular, and structural basis of development.

The Intramural Research Program uses a variety of model systems to study fundamental cell biology, basic mechanisms of development, diseases that result from developmental processes, and the translation of basic findings into clinical treatments (see http://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/dir/Pages/index.aspx). The successful applicant would join our collaborative and interactive faculty of 53 tenured investigators and 7 junior tenure-track investigators on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD and have access to NICHD’s stellar core facilities, including bioinformatics, biological imaging, molecular genomics, mouse, and zebrafish facilities. Additionally, the NICHD Intramural Research Program offers many unique opportunities for investigators:

  • Research programs are fully supported by the intramural program of NICHD, including the investigator’s salary, a start-up allowance, and an ongoing commitment of research space, laboratory resources and funding, and funded positions for staff and trainees.
  • Researchers join the broader campus of 23 institutes with over 1,100 principal investigators (including 220 junior tenure-track investigators) and over 4,000 trainees, providing excellent opportunities for collaboration and access to the world-class core facilities of the broader NIH community.
  • Researchers would also have unparalleled potential for clinical collaborations and access to patients with rare mutations or diseases through the NIH Hatfield Clinical Research Center’s facilities for human investigation (see http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/)

Qualifications/eligibility:  Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, an established track record of accomplishment with high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals, and display excellence in mentoring. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens eligible for employment in the U.S. 

How to apply:  Applicants must submit a CV, a three-page description of proposed research, and have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Please highlight in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from racial, ethnic, or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. Please also note there is a Distinguished Scholars Program within NIH that supports outstanding researchers who have a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in science.

Applications should be submitted to nichddirsearch@mail.nih.gov with the subject line “Developmental Biology.” Letters of reference should be emailed to the same address directly by referees, with the subject line “Reference Dev Bio [Applicant Last Name], [Applicant First Name] [Referee Last Name]”. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis after December 1, 2020. Interviews of qualified applicants will begin in January 2021, and applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

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

DHHS, NIH, and NICHD are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers

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