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Newly Advertised

Deputy Scientific Director

Division of Intramural Research, NEI

(deadline:  July 7)

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR), NEI, is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Deputy Scientific Director to help lead and manage the NEI intramural research program as an active partner with the Scientific Director.  The mission of the DIR is twofold: (1) to advance knowledge of how the visual system functions in health and disease; (2) to develop effective means of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation for diseases of the eye and visual system. The DIR supports 30 Principal Investigators and more than 250 scientific staff who carry out interdisciplinary studies in genetics, cell and developmental biology, immunology, systems neuroscience, and conduct clinical trials. In-house shared facilities services include histology, imaging, flow cytometry, visual functions, genetic engineering, and an extensive veterinary research and resources unit.

A candidate with commitment to scientific excellence is sought to help identify areas of opportunity, facilitate collaborative approaches in basic, clinical, and translational science, and build trans-NIH initiatives. The incumbent will also have responsibility for training and mentoring future scientific leaders.  The ideal candidate for this position will have a M.D., Ph.D., or both, outstanding research experience, and senior-level skills in science leadership and management in a large biomedical research institution. The candidate must be a good communicator with the ability to work collaboratively and to make informed decisions. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications with a full benefits package.  The NIH is a world-class biomedical research center. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 staff whose work supports scientific studies that turn discovery into health. For information about the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit .


To apply, please submit electronic copies of: 1) CV with full bibliography, 2) Narrative statement with examples showing knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position, including detailed experience in leadership and management, and 3) Names and contact information for three references. Submit documents to Dr. Sheldon Miller, c/o Ms. Mica Gordon via email at . For questions regarding the position, contact Ms. Kristin Weichman at (301) 402-0790 or Applications will be accepted only between June 24 and July 7, 2013.  DHHS, NIH, and NEI are equal opportunity employers.



Clinical Tenure-Track Position

Laboratory of Neurosciences, NIA

(deadline:  July 15)

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a scientist for a Clinical Tenure Track position with the Laboratory of Neurosciences (LNS) within its Intramural Research Program (IRP) in Baltimore, MD. This position is 100% translational research, includes an attractive set-up package and operating budget, including access to extensive behavioral neurology databases, and provides the unique and extensive resources of the NIH. 

The successful candidate will have a strong background and extensive experience in behavioral neurology and/or neuropsychiatry.  An established record of clinical research accomplishment within the neurobiology of aging and dementia, expertise in the areas of functional MRI of brain, regulation of energy metabolism, and a strong publication record are essential.  Preference will be given to those with demonstrated evidence for testing novel hypotheses and therapeutic interventions for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders.  The incumbent will play a major role in training staff and postdoctoral fellows and maintaining research continuity within the Laboratory, as well as developing a network of intra- and extramural collaborations. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate peer recognition of their specific contributions. An M.D. or equivalent degree is required and the candidate must be U.S. Board-Certified or Board-Eligible in neurology.  Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. Additional information regarding the NIA, IRP and the LNS are available at the following websites;

To apply, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interest and three letters of recommendation to: Jamie Hertzfelt, Intramural Program Specialist; Office of the Scientific Director, Vacancy # NIA-IRP-13-04, National Institute on Aging, NIH Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Blvd., Suite 100, Room 04C232, Baltimore, Maryland 21224 or email  Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2013 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.  The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs




Thoracic Surgery Program, NCI-CCR

(deadline:  July 30)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking a physician for its Thoracic Surgery Program.  The successful candidate will come through the NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR) Clinical Investigator Development Program, a training opportunity for physicians interested in dedicating their careers to clinical oncology research.  CCR is nationally recognized for excellence in clinical research training and clinical research, all conducted in the state-of-the-art Clinical Research Center in Bethesda, Md.

The goal of the program is to assist board-eligible/board-certified translational researchers to transition from a mentored position to an independent investigator in patient-oriented research so that they will be highly competitive for tenure-track appointments in academia or comparable positions in government and industry.  The successful candidate must have a M.D. and will receive a 3-year appointment; competitive salary commensurate with subspecialty training and experience; dedicated laboratory space, if needed, and an independent budget; travel and training funds; and access to an extensive infrastructure including research nursing, data-management support, animal facilities, core services, and advanced technologies.  An attractive federal government employee benefit package includes health and life insurance coverage, a retirement savings program, and relocation expenses.  Student loan repayment is possible through the NIH.

Applications will initially require 1) a letter indicating interest in the position, 2) a CV with complete bibliography, 3) a 1-page statement of research interests and goals, and 4) 3 current and original letters of reference from individuals in the scientific/academic community who are familiar with your accomplishments, motivation, and skills.  Application materials should be sent to and must be received by July 30, 2013.  Reference letters are due by August 30, 2013.  Candidates must also complete formal application at Each applicant submitting the listed materials will be notified of the date for completing this second step.  Candidates will be considered shortly after completing both steps.  The search will remain open until a qualified applicant is found.

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Employment Opportunity employers.



Newly Advertised


Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, FDA CBER

(deadline:  August 31)

The FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) is searching for a Director for the Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology (OBE).  The Director of OBE leads a dynamic organization that provides statistical, epidemiological and risk science expertise critical to the review of safety and effectiveness of vaccines, allergenics, blood, tissues, and cell and gene therapies.

Qualifications: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen.  Candidates with an M.D. and/or Ph.D. with relevant training and extensive experience are highly desired. All candidates must possess specialized knowledge and experience in the regulation and development of medical products, including the evaluation of safety, effectiveness, and product quality; strong leadership and significant executive management experience; excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with multi-disciplinary teams and diverse stakeholders; and outstanding oral and written communication skills.  Knowledge of the FDA's regulatory and review process is a plus.  Physician candidates must possess a valid license to practice medicine in any state in the U.S.  NOTE: Graduates of foreign medical schools must submit a copy of their ECFMG certificate.  Graduates of foreign colleges or universities must submit documentation showing that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program.  This position may also be filled by appointment in the U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps.

Candidates may also be eligible for an excepted service Title 42 appointment. 

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  An excellent benefits package is also available.  Relocation expenses will be paid.  Location: Rockville, Maryland with offices moving to White Oak, Maryland, in 2014.  To Apply: Submit resume or curriculum vitae with cover letter by August 31, 2013, to  Please reference Job Code: Director-OBE.  Additional application procedures may be required.  The Department of Health and Human Services is an equal opportunity employer with a smoke free environment. 



Newly Advertised

Staff Clinician

Vaccine Research Center, NIAID

(deadline:  October 1)

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center (VRC) conducts research that facilitates the development of effective vaccines for human disease, primarily for HIV, biodefense, and emerging infectious diseases. The VRC Clinical Trials Core (CTC) includes clinicians, public educators, protocol specialists, and data specialists, as well as support staff. The CTC conducts clinical research and development primarily on HIV, emerging diseases, and universal influenza vaccines. The CTC maintains a staff of approximately 25 and initiates three trials per year at the NIH Clinical Center. The CTC also maintains and oversees contracts and collaborations with external clinical research organizations.

The CTC has a position for a staff clinician. The staff clinician will work closely with the CTC deputy chief, chief, and other VRC staff and will participate in clinical research strategic planning, clinical trials design, protocol development, clinical trials operations, and public outreach and recruitment for the CTC, as well as other responsibilities as assigned.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

1.                    •Design and implement clinical research for VRC

2.                    •Serve as associate or principal investigator for VRC first-in-human and other Phase I and II investigational vaccine and monoclonal antibody trials

3.                    •Design, conduct, and analyze data from clinical and translational vaccine immunology research

4.                    •Participate in VRC vaccine clinical development teams

5.                    •Serve as member to NIH and external committees and boards as assigned by the VRC

6.                    •Publish VRC clinical research findings

7.                    •Present VRC research findings publicly (domestically and internationally)

8.                    •Participate as team member, co-chair, or chair of domestic and international protocol/clinical trials teams involving VRC vaccine products

9.                    •Mentor junior scientists and clinicians, including clinical fellows

An ideal candidate will have experience conducting vaccine clinical trials (other clinical trials experience will be considered), have board certification in internal medicine and either infectious diseases or allergy and immunology (other internal medicine subspeciality training will be considered), and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.  To apply for the position, interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae and bibliography (no more than two pages) to Thomas Royal, Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2013. Interested candidates may contact Dr. Julie Ledgerwood ( for further information.  More information about VRC laboratories is available at  Visit Careers at NIAID to learn more about NIAID and how you can play a role in this exciting and dynamic research organization.  HHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.




Laboratory of Computational Medicine, NEI

(deadline:  open-ended)

The NEI seeks to develop a new program in computational analysis that fully employs human genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, neurophysiological and clinical data sets to reconstruct biological networks characteristic of normal and disease states.  The magnitude, diversity, rich information content, and hierarchical connectivity of these data sets require the utilization and development of novel quantitative tools. The goal is to understand human disease at a molecular level in order to develop mechanism-based therapeutic interventions. 

We invite applications for head of a new laboratory of Computational Medicine within the NEI Intramural Research Program. This initiative seeks to integrate and translate knowledge from genetics and biology to a wide range of disease processes using systems, network, statistical and bioinformatics approaches.

* Examples in ocular biology amenable to a systems approach would include neuro-immune interactions, gene regulatory networks during disease pathogenesis, protein interaction pathways, neuron-glial-vascular biological networks in the retina, neuronal networks in the CNS, and developmental conditions and disorders. 

* The research program has interest in developing novel computational methodologies for analyzing large genetic, biological, biomedical, neuronal, and functional data sets. Particular attention will be paid to genotype-phenotype correlations, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions. In parallel, we will actively seek to develop disease intermediate phenotypes that reflect the underlying biology and pathophysiology of disease.

* Data sets from large clinical trials, genetic studies (including GWAS), expression profiling in normal and disease conditions, and from the eyeGENE human research repository for monogenic ophthalmic diseases will be developed to reconstruct and understand ocular biological networks that link genetic perturbations, small molecule interactions, and physiological processes, to predict normal and disease states

The NEI/NIH provides an exceptional environment of dedicated scientists as well as a wide range of resources.  We currently envision that this program will be located in the newly constructed Porter Neuroscience complex that houses a diverse set of investigators from many different Institutes. The successful candidate will be expected to recruit tenure-track faculty in areas that may include computational medicine or neuroscience, network biology, genetic or molecular epidemiology, cell and molecular biology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, and biostatistics into the new Laboratory of Computational Medicine. Applicants should have a MD, MD/PhD or PhD and an outstanding record of accomplishments in genetics, epidemiology, neuroscience, cell and molecular biology, biostatistics, or a related quantitative discipline. Senior scientists would have the opportunity to maintain their participation in existing collaborative research in non-eye diseases if desired. 

This position will remain open until filled.  Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, bibliography, copies of their five most significant publications, a summary of research accomplishments, names of three references, and a detailed experimental plan for the development of this program. These materials should be sent to: The Office of the Scientific Director, National Eye Institute, Attention:  Ms. Mica Gordon (, NIH Building 31, 31 Center Drive,  Room 6A22,  Bethesda, MD, 20892.  The National Eye Institute does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.


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