Tenure-Track or Tenure-Eligible Position in the Laboratory of Chemical Physics

NIH Main Campus
Salary and benefits are commensurate with the experience of the applicant.
October 20 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A tenure track (equivalent to Assistant Professor) or tenure-eligible (equivalent to Associate or Full Professor) position is available for an experimental or theoretical biophysical scientist to establish an independent research program in the Laboratory of Chemical Physics (LCP), NIDDK, NIH. We are especially interested in candidates who will develop a vigorous independent research program involving the application of physical methods to important problems in biology and biomedical science, and have a demonstrated track record of research excellence that is complementary to ongoing research in LCP. Current research includes: solution state NMR spectroscopy with an emphasis on methods development, structural and kinetic characterization of sparsely-populated states and molecular assembly (Ad Bax and Marius Clore); solid state NMR spectroscopy with an emphasis on the study of amyloid fibrils, protein self-assembly, and protein folding (Robert Tycko); single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy with applications to protein folding, binding, and aggregation (Hoi Sung Chung); picosecond X-ray crystallography and scattering, as well as femtosecond spectroscopy (Philip Anfinrud); theory of single molecule force and fluorescence spectroscopies (Attila Szabo); theory and simulations with emphasis on models for protein folding, misfolding and self-assembly (Robert Best); and drug discovery for sickle cell disease (William Eaton). Five of the 7 tenured principal investigators are members of the US National Academy of Sciences
The Laboratory is located on the main campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland (https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/at-niddk/labs-branches/laboratory-chemical-physics/about) and is part of the intramural program of NIDDK (http://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/at-niddk/labs-branches/Pages/default.aspx). The NIH Intramural Program provides a highly interactive and interdisciplinary environment that is conducive for carrying out high risk, basic research with state-of-the-art core facilities and access to collaborators in both the basic and clinical sciences in almost every major area of biology and medicine. Stable research support for NIDDK intramural scientists is based on accomplishments.

Applicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree and have a demonstrated record of scientific achievement. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa. Applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a summary of research accomplishments, copies of three most significant publications, a brief statement of future research goals and names of three reference letter writers:

 Dr. Wei Yang

Chair, LCP Search Committee


Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.

The review of applications will begin on or around December 20, 2020​. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the experience of the applicant.

DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers

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