Search for a cellular/developmental biologist at the NIH

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The National Institutes of Child Health & Human Development at the NIH is presently recruiting for a tenure-track or tenure-eligible investigator in the area of cellular and developmental neurobiology. The laboratory would be located at the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, a huge complex that houses 85 laboratories (~ 800 scientists) fully dedicated to neuroscience research ( 

The positions are fully supported by the intramural program of NICHD and include a start-up allowance as well as an ongoing commitment of research space, laboratory resources, and positions for staff and trainees. The successful applicants will join a faculty of 65 principal investigators whose work covers a broad range of basic, clinical, and translational research areas.

Cellular & Developmental Neurobiology (Tenure-track or Tenure-eligible)

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, and will work on cellular/molecular mechanisms regulating neuronal development and differentiation at the Porter Neuroscience Research Center (PNRC) on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland, a multi-institute center dedicated to basic and clinical brain research (see ). Applicants will have access to state-of-the art imaging equipment in their lab and at the PNRC imaging facility, NICHD core mouse and zebrafish facilities for the study of model organisms, and biomedical imaging and metabolic assessment facilities (see ).

Translational Research (Tenure-track)

The successful applicant(s) must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D degree, or equivalent, and will join a Physician Scientist Development Program, which promotes the development of an independent research career. The investigator will combine laboratory research with a focus on human disease pathophysiology and treatment, with an emphasis on pediatric and women’s health issues, although individuals from all subspecialty backgrounds that are aligned with our intramural research mission will receive equal consideration. The facilities of the NIH Clinical Center provide state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment, and research support, in our 200-bed hospital and 93 day-patient stations devoted exclusively to the care of patients on 1600 clinical research protocols.

Qualifications/eligibility:  Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or doctoral degree equivalent and an established track record of accomplishment in the area of recruitment as evidenced by high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or nonresident aliens eligible to obtain a valid employment-authorization visa. Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to apply: Applicants must submit a CV, a two-page description of proposed research, and have three professional references provide letters of recommendation. These should be submitted to, specifying application to the  Neurobiology or  Translational search. Candidates who apply for NIH-wide hiring mechanisms, including the Earl Stadtman Investigator program ( and/or the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars program ( will be considered.  Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis after October 17, 2016. Interviews of qualified applicants will begin November 15, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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