The Division of Intramural Research of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH is searching for outstanding clinician-investigators for tenure-track positions in the area of clinical/translational studies of neurological disorders including stroke. The Division of Intramural Research boasts active clinical research programs in stroke/traumatic brain injury, movement disorders, neuroimmunolgy/virology, neurogenetics, epilepsy, cortical plasticity relevant to neurological disorders and stroke, surgical neurology and neuroimaging. These programs operate in one of the largest and most active clinical research environments in the world, making use of the Clinical Center at NIH. They also interact with a large and active basic neuroscience community which has outstanding programs in ion channel biophysics, synaptic physiology, neural circuit function, cell biology, and developmental biology. We are particularly interested in people using modern genomic techniques, systems biology techniques, or advanced imaging techniques. The successful individual will be expected to develop and direct an independent research program focused on clinical or translational problems that relate to the major areas of interest in the intramural program. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop strong interactions with one of the active clinical/translational programs.
The individual should have a demonstrated background and knowledge in research focused on diseases of the nervous system. Experience in application of clinical trial methodology to the study of disease mechanisms and testing new therapies is highly desirable. The candidate will have earned a M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and will have excellent scientific skills in structuring an original and productive research program using outstanding communication and collaborative abilities. Preference will be given to individuals who have a medical license in the United States, who have completed training in an accredited training program in neurology, and are either board eligible or board certified. Outstanding candidates may be eligible for tenure if there is a demonstrated international reputation and well-documented evidence of ongoing independent accomplishments. An individual selected for a tenure-track position is expected to build a dynamic and productive research group. Laboratory/clinical facilities, shared research facilities, research funds and salary are competitive with premier academic institutions. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and have three letters of reference sent to: Peggy Rollins, Office of the Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research, NINDS, NIH, Building 35 Room GA908, Bethesda, MD 20892 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Review of applications is expected to begin on November 30, 2011, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.