Job Posting: Tenure‑Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology, NIAID (deadline: August 8)

The Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology (LMIV), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites applications for a tenure-track (preferred) or tenure-eligible investigator in malaria immunology or vaccinology.

We seek a highly creative individual who will establish an independent, world-class malaria research program that takes full advantage of the special opportunities afforded by the stable, long-term funding offered to the intramural NIH community. Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and an outstanding record of postdoctoral or junior faculty accomplishment. Applicants should be interested in developing and applying novel approaches to the study of malaria immunology or malaria vaccines, which could include a significant clinical or translational effort in addition to bench research. As examples, the candidate might pursue structure-function-immunogenicity of malaria proteins and immunogens, innate immunity and adjuvants, humoral immunity, or immunobiology of durable vaccine-induced protective immune responses.

The successful candidate will have access to the NIH Clinical Center, a premier research hospital on the main NIH campus where LMIV conducts vaccine trials and experimental malaria infections in human volunteers. She or he will have ample opportunity to participate in the activities of the International Centers of Excellence in Research at malaria-endemic sites in Africa. Other trans-NIH initiatives involving technology development, translational investigation, access to nonhuman primate facilities, and multidisciplinary science offer additional research infrastructure for intramural scientists.

The incumbent will be assigned independent resources to include laboratory support personnel, equipment, space, and an allocated annual budget for services, supplies, and salaries sufficient to foster success. In addition to an outstanding international postdoctoral community, a superior pool of graduate and undergraduate students is available to the successful applicant. Additional information is available on the LMIV website. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full civil service package of benefits (including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; Thrift Savings Plan) is available. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is not required.

To apply, email your curriculum vitae, bibliography, a list of at least five references, and a detailed statement of how your expertise can contribute to the success of the malaria research program (no more than two pages) in PDF format to Ms. Laurie Lewallen at Initial review of applications will be on August 8, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information about this position, contact Dr. Patrick Duffy, Chief, LMIV, at 301-761-5089 or Visit Careers at NIAID for more information about NIAID and additional career opportunities. HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Job Posting: Chief Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care, Clinical Center (deadline: July 31)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites candidates with strong leadership credentials to apply for the position of Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care, Department of Perioperative Medicine at the NIH Clinical Center (CC), Bethesda, MD.

The NIH is the nation’s foremost federally-funded biomedical research institution. The NIH Clinical Center is the 200-bed hospital in which NIH intramural research protocols are conducted. The Department of Perioperative Medicine has a staff of 70 who provide complex perioperative anesthesia, conscious sedation, nursing and technical support to a wide variety of patients in support of multi-Institute research protocols. The department has 11 operating suites, including an Intraoperative Imaging suite, and contemporary robotic surgical systems.

Candidates must be Board certified in Pediatric Anesthesiology, skilled in pediatric intensive care, and must have an active medical license (in any of the United States). Candidates must possess superior academic credentials with proven supervisory acumen to be able to manage pediatric critical care services in an academic department of anesthesia in a complex research setting. Candidates must document outstanding expertise in managing the care and research of complex pediatric populations. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to build collaborative relationships and foster consensus among diverse groups. Specifically, the incumbent will support Clinical Investigators by coordinating complex pediatric perioperative and critical care services, and collaborate with NIH Institutes in the conduct of anesthesia-related protocols for children. Qualified candidates will be able to conduct independent research within the NIH Intramural Program in addition to their clinical role.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available. Applications must be submitted via the website, job announcement # NIH-CC-DH-16-1715660. Applications can be submitted from July 21, 2016 to July 31, 2016. If you have questions about this position, please contact David K. Henderson, M.D., at 301-496-3515 or This position is subject to a background investigation. The Department of Health and Human Services and NIH are equal opportunity employers.

Director Division of Extramural Activities, NHLBI (deadline: July 22)

HE POSITION: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking exceptional candidates for the executive level position of Director, Division of Extramural Activities (DERA) to assist in providing leadership to one of the preeminent Institutes for heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders research. The NHLBI achieves its mission through providing global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives. To carry out its mission, the NHLBI has a staff of approximately 930 employees and an annual budget of approximately $3B. The Director, DERA serves as an integral part of the NHLBI Senior Leadership team.

This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for a leader to execute and manage the daily operations of an organization in support of the NHLBI strategic vision and mission. The Director, DERA works collaboratively across the NIH, throughout the federal government and with other key stakeholders and organizations to further the advancement of the NHLBI mission and objectives. The successful candidate leads, directs, and manages multiple programs involving the peer review of research applications, management of extramural research funding, management of grants administration, and technical review of research proposals and activities. The ideal candidate is a key member of the NHLBI leadership team and represents the Institute’s extramural program to the greater heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders communities.

He/she serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for the Institute, communicating the NHLBI position and incorporating the views / needs of key stakeholders into Institute plans and initiatives. The Director, DERA facilitates the identification and development of future leaders through mentoring programs, continuous development of skills and expertise, and recognition of achievements. The Director, DERA also serves as a role model to the rest of the Institute, managing people and financial resources with integrity and fairness, while maintaining the Institute’s policies and priorities.

LOCATION: Bethesda, MD

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The NHLBI seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization. Applicants must possess a doctoral level degree in health or allied sciences as well as senior-level research experience, management experience, interpersonal skills, and the ability to engage stakeholders. Applicants also must have demonstrated experience in setting, planning, implementing and analyzing program objectives and priorities. Further, candidates should have the demonstrated ability to manage financial and human resources, and lead a program involving extensive internal and external collaboration. Finally, the successful candidate will be a respected, accomplished individual with maturity, integrity, and outstanding communication skills.

SALARY/BENEFITS: The Director, DERA, NHLBI, will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications and experience. Full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The National Institutes of Health inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to Federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics Website. We encourage you to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on Foreign Education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

REASONABLE ACCOMODATION: NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a current Curriculum Vitae, copy of degree, bibliography, full contact details for three references in addition to a supplemental narrative statement (no more than three pages) that addresses the required qualifications and interest in the position to Specific questions may be addressed to Barry Rubinstein at He may be reached at (301) 594-9923.



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Senior Scientist Therapeutics Development Branch, NCATS (deadline: July 12)

The National Center for Advancing translational Sciences (NCATS) is seeking an outstanding and accomplished scientist to serve as a Senior Scientist in the Therapeutics Development Branch, Division of Preclinical Innovation, (DPI).

The Therapeutics Development Branch includes the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) and Bridging Interventional Development Gaps (BrIDGs) programs. The incumbent is responsible for planning and directing a broad and comprehensive program in preclinical development, including lead optimization, drug metabolism, toxicology, pharmacology, formulation development, process chemistry, natural history studies, and biomarker development. NCATS is seeking individuals with scientific, administrative, and leadership credentials who can lead and manage research programs in the above referenced scientific research groups, as well as consult with the NCATS Scientific Director on the future progress, growth, and expansion of these respective research areas.

Position Requirements: Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (MD, PhD or equivalent) and a strong background in the biomedical as well as a record of accomplishment in academic and or biopharmaceutical preclinical translation with demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary research groups in technology and therapeutic/diagnostic/intervention development. The ideal candidate will be an internationally-recognized and highly accomplished researcher in all aspects of preclinical translation, with a particular interest and accomplishment in novel technology and paradigm development. S/he must have expertise and accomplishment in multiple aspects of preclinical translation from target validation through early development of therapeutics and/or diagnostics to proof-of-concept in humans, and broad and first-hand knowledge of the field of rare disease therapeutic development, including small molecule, biologic, and gene-therapy approaches. The candidate must have demonstrated experience in directing and managing a large and scientifically diverse research program, with well-honed administrative and interpersonal skills to meet the demands of both research and program direction, and the ability to influence, inspire, and empower scientists and administrative staff to be creative, self-motivated, entrepreneurial achievers who deliver on the mission of the organization through individual and collaborative initiative. Finally, s/he must be a collaborative leader with demonstrated experience in engaging a broad range of stakeholders, such as scientists from different disciplines, patient advocacy groups, government agencies, and other nonprofit organizations. Open to both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit:

• A letter of interest in the position including a career synopsis (1-3 pages)

• A statement of research interests (1-2 pages)

• A current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography

• Names and contact information of five references

Applications must be submitted electronically by June 13, 2016 through July 12, 2016 Questions regarding the application process should be addressed to Jackie Gibson at . Application packages will only be accepted electronically and must be received by June 13, 2016 through July 12, 2016. DHHS, NIH, and NCATS are equal opportunity employers.

Postdoctoral position in the physics of living systems at Syracuse University

We invite applications for a theoretical/computational research postdoctoral position in the physics of living systems, specifically to study how fluid-solid transitions affect cancer tumor invasiveness. The successful candidate will work jointly between the groups of Professor Manning, Professor Marchetti and Professor Schwarz. There will be significant opportunities to collaborate with researchers in our strong and dynamic soft matter program, including Professors Mark Bowick, Alan Middleton, and Joseph Paulsen as well as additional experimental collaborators at SU and around the globe. The initial appointment is for one year beginning in Fall 2016, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. Salary is negotiable based upon experience and research abilities.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or related field and have demonstrated experience in theoretical/computational soft matter or biophysics.

For full consideration qualified candidates must complete the online management application at (job #072502) and attach their curriculum vitae, list of publications (attach to other document), a statement of research interests (attach to cover letter), and the email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For primary consideration, applicants should submit an application before June 15th, 2016.

Syracuse University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Members of minority groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Further information about the research pursued by the three PIs is available here:

Employment opportunities through the NIH Intramural Research Program

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is the member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) whose mission is to understand the effects of the environment on human health. We are seeking an accomplished scientist to serve as the Deputy Scientific Director of our Division of Intramural Research (DIR). This is an exciting leadership opportunity to provide scientific oversight and help set the research agenda for the DIR. This division is comprised of about 60 senior investigators who direct pre- and post-doctoral trainees, staff scientists, biologists and technicians, and are supported by outstanding core facilities. Investigators in the division have achieved world-class status in their respective fields (

We are seeking an outstanding scientist to work closely with the DIR Scientific Director to manage all scientific aspects of the division. Responsibilities include strategic planning and management, faculty evaluation, oversight of scientific peer review of intramural scientists, training within the DIR, development of and recommendation on research policies, priorities, and procedures within the DIR, coordination of DIR research with activities funded by non-NIEHS entities and communication with fellow NIH Institutes and other organizations. As appropriate, resources will be made available to the successful candidate to conduct an independent research program that supports the overall mission of NIEHS and the DIR.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent), and a record of scientific accomplishment consistent with tenure at the NIH, including maintenance of an independent research program. The position requires an individual with strong oral and written communication skills, and with knowledge of the broad range of scientific disciplines relevant to environmental health sciences research. Knowledge is highly desired in scientific administration in a research setting, effective management strategies, and the ability to assess scientific excellence in the fields of bioscience carried out by DIR investigators. Qualified women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full package of benefits is available at the website listed above.

Interested persons should submit one combined PDF including current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography and a one page summary stating the applicant’s philosophy for supporting administration of a scientifically diverse community and accomplishments in scientific research management. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference in PDF format sent directly to Ms. Katherine Fine at citing Vacancy Announcement AC1270. Please instruct referees to include your name and the vacancy number in the subject line of the letter. We will begin evaluating complete applications on June 17, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled. DHHS, NIH, NIEHS is an equal opportunity employer.

NIMHD is Hiring a Scientific Director to Lead Division of Intramural Research

Review begins July 1, 2016

NIMHD is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader for the position of Scientific Director of its Division of Intramural Research (DIR). The mission of NIMHD is to lead scientific research to improve minority health, reduce health disparities and promote health equity.

NIMHD DIR will focus on population health with an emphasis on social, behavioral, and clinical research while taking advantage of the robust basic science environment at NIH. The ultimate goal of the intramural research program is to address a wide array of health problems that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic groups as well as other health disparity populations. More specifically, NIMHD seeks to define how the intersection of biological, social, behavioral and environmental health determinants leads to disparities in clinical outcomes and provides insights to better targeted interventions that will reduce health disparities and improve the quality and length of life for all populations.

Qualifications: Applicants must have earned a M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree and exhibit exceptional leadership ability in managing research programs focused on minority health and health disparities. The successful candidate will possess the training and experience to lead a multidisciplinary team in the development of scientific discovery and innovation in our understanding of diseases that disproportionately affect the health of racial/ethnic minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and rural populations.

Outstanding opportunity for URM professors: 2017 HHMI Professors competition

This program aims to empower science faculty members to apply the creativity and experimental rigor that make them accomplished research scientists to address compelling challenges in science education. This is a small program, highly focused on ~100 universities with the hope that the professors can significantly affect the culture at research universities in the United States and create a community of advocates who can influence others in their discipline to advance science education nationally.

I’ve included an overview of the program and our rationale for its focus below, and have attached both the solicitation and guidelines for applicants.

· Affiliated with an institution classified as a Doctoral University, Highest Research Activity (R1) according to the 2015 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

· Tenured faculty member of a baccalaureate degree-granting natural sciences department (biological/ life sciences, chemistry/biochemistry, physics, earth/ geosciences, astronomy)

· Full-time faculty appointment in current home department for at least three consecutive years

· Assigned role in the development or implementation of undergraduate curriculum in home department as part of faculty appointment

· Principal investigator on one or more active, national peer-reviewed research award of at least three years duration

· All criteria must be met by September 1, 2017

We are often asked if science education scholars are eligible in this program, and while we recognize the importance of the scholarship of science education, the HHMI Professors Program is focused on laboratory/field research scientists as a mechanism to impact the culture among scientists at research-intensive universities and develop models for how scientists can engage in undergraduate education. More information about the HHMI Professors Program and the competition announcement is posted on the HHMI website:

In the current competition, interested faculty may submit their application directly, with no restriction on the number of applicants from a given university. We anticipate appointing up to 15 new professors, each receiving a five-year, non-renewable grant totaling $1 million to develop and implement science education activities at their home institution. In addition to individual awards, we have added the opportunity for two eligible faculty members at the same university to apply for a collaborative grant totaling $1.5 million over five years.

The deadline for submitting an Intent to Apply is July 1, 2016, and the deadline for submitting applications is October 6, 2016.

Please contact us with your questions or comments at

Senior position at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator – NIMHD
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancies – Bethesda, Maryland
Salary: $128,082.00 to $160,300.00 /
Series and Grade: GS-0601-15
Open Period: Monday, March 21, 2016 to Friday, March 25, 2016 Position Information: Agency Employees Only – Full Time Who May Apply: NIH Wide

Physics instructor position at Augsburg College (Minneapolis)

Augsburg College (Minneapolis MN) is hiring a one year limited term instructor in the Physics Department. If you know of anyone interested in teaching physics, the great city of Minneapolis, and a wonderful school with a diverse student body, please let them know about this opportunity.

Here is a link to the Job Advertisement in our HR system. There is an April 1 deadline. BUT, we will be reviewing qualified applicants until we fill the position.