Job Opportunity: Tribal Health Research Office Director

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

This position is located in the Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), OD, NIH.

The Tribal Health Research Office: (1) coordinates tribal health research-related activities across NIH; (2) through the position of Tribal Affairs Advisor serves as a liaison to and NIH representative on tribal health related committees or working groups; (3) coordinates and convenes the NIH Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee; (4) collaborates with NIH Institutes and Centers on the development of reports on tribal health topics; (5) manages information dissemination related to tribal health research coordination and the Tribal Consultation Advisory Committee; (6) convenes trans-NIH committees, workshops, meetings and other activities related to tribal health research and scientific priorities; and (7) works with NIH Institutes and Centers to leverage resources or develop initiatives to support tribal health research.

The Tribal Health Research Office is expected to engage American Indian and Alaska Native communities, seeking their input into the ongoing work of the Office. To accomplish this, the THRO Director is expected to have knowledge of appropriate strategies for conducting tribal health research, fostering community engagement, and partnering with tribes and tribal organizations.

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The Department of Psychology at Auburn University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position that is part of an exciting campus-wide initiative in the study of health disparities. Rank is at the Associate Professor level although exceptional Assistant Professor candidates are also urged to apply. Under this campus-wide Health Disparities Initiative, six new faculty are being recruited in Psychology (this position), Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition, Health Outcomes Research and Policy, Nursing, and Kinesiology.

The new colleague recruited under this search will have exceptional support for establishing an independent research program in Psychology that will contribute to the University’s considerable existing expertise in Health Disparities and will help form the core of this innovative interdisciplinary initiative. The specific interest area is open, but applicants should have a demonstrated record that includes publications and funding, or outstanding potential for funding, for disparities research in their specific research area. The successful applicant’s interests will complement areas represented in the Department of Psychology, which contains programs in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Applied Behavior Analysis. For additional information and a listing of current research relevant to health disparities within the Department of Psychology, please see

This is a unique opportunity to play a leadership role in forging interdisciplinary alliances designed to characterize and ameliorate disparities experienced by underserved populations. Additionally, Alabama affords many opportunities for diverse approaches to health disparities research. The state offers a microcosm of human health disparities in such areas as education, income, ethnicity, or rural residence The University has excellent facilities for animal or human experimental research for those interested in laboratory models.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Psychology or an area related to health disparities. Participation in the Health Disparities Cluster will be an important component in faculty annual reviews.

Auburn, Alabama is a university community in a metropolitan area of about 100,000 with an enviable climate, excellent schools, accessible cost of living, and an easy drive to Atlanta and Columbus, GA; Birmingham and Montgomery, AL; beaches and mountains.

The start date for this position is expected to be August 16, 2017. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Chris Newland ( To apply for this position please go to: [ADD MORE DETAIL WHEN AVAILABLE]. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility

requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter that includes a description of experience in health disparities and a link to up to four relevant publications, CV, statement of research interests, transcripts, and the names of three professional references.

Auburn University is an EEO/VET/Disability Employer

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Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Position
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NCI-CCR
(deadline: August 15)

An independent tenure-track research position, the equivalent of an assistant professor, is available in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), CCR, NCI for a scientist working in the field of prokaryotic biology. Candidates must have a PhD and/or M.D. or equivalent earned doctoral degree and a proven record of innovative research and productivity in fields including but not limited to microbial interactions with their hosts (pathogenesis and symbiosis) and with each other, bacterial physiology and genetics, antimicrobial resistance, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics or systems biology to investigate bacterial and/or bacteriophage biology. The successful candidate will join an active group of researchers in the LMB working on transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms, proteolysis and protein folding, bacterial morphogenesis and development, eukaryotic gene expression, and basic understanding and applied use of bacterial toxins and immunotoxins for cancer treatment; see for more information. The incumbent will direct an independent research program consisting of post-doctoral fellows and support personnel funded by the NCI intramural research program. Research support for developing a state-of-the-art laboratory that includes sufficient space, equipment and a supply budget that will sustain a productive research program will be provided. Salary will be commensurate with education and research experience. Exceptional candidates may be eligible for tenure.

Applicants should submit a CV or NIH Biosketch, including bibliography, a two page statement of research interests, and have three letters of recommendation forwarded to: Alonda McDuffie, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, CCR, NCI, by e-mail: Electronic applications are required. This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens. Applications will be reviewed beginning on August 15, 2016 and will be accepted until the search process has been completed. DHHS, NIH and NCI are equal opportunity employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


Newly Advertised
Tenure-Track Investigator
Autoimmune and Rheumatic Diseases, NIAMS
(deadline: August 22)

The Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is recruiting outstanding tenure-track translational investigators (M.D, Ph.D. or equivalent earned doctoral degree) in research areas relevant to autoimmune and rheumatic diseases at the basic, translational or clinical level. Emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ demonstrated track record of high-quality research and the originality and promise of their future plans. Clinical training in rheumatology or another medical sub-specialty relevant to autoimmune or rheumatic diseases is desirable. Successful applicants will receive a tenure-track appointment as an investigator in the NIAMS intramural research program, including full salary, laboratory and clinical research support. Successful candidates will be expected to develop energetic, creative, independent research programs within the highly interactive scientific environment in NIAMS, the NIH IRP, and use the resources of the NIH Clinical Research Center, located in Bethesda, Maryland.

This position is located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. NIAMS and the NIH offer tremendous depth and breadth of intellectual and technological resources, as well as opportunities for collaboration with investigators both within and outside of the NIH. The candidate will also have full access to core resources in animal research, imaging, and genomics in NIAMS, and also the NIH Clinical Research Center, a state-of-the-art research hospital on the campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. The research environment is highly conducive to advancing basic and translational research, as well as multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team science.

The mission of NIAMS is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a short research interest statement (two page maximum), a curriculum vitae and complete bibliography, along with complete contact information of three referees. Applications will be reviewed beginning August 22, 2016 but will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be sent to Richard Siegel, M.D., Ph.D, Clinical Director, NIAMS. Applications should be submitted to Susan Bozak, 10 Center Dr., Rm 6N204, Bethesda MD 20892, or


Lasker Clinical Scholars
(deadline: August 26)

The NIH Office of Intramural Research is happy to announce the 2016-17 NIH-Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2/R00). The program supports a small number of exceptional clinical researchers in the early stages of their careers, to promote their development to fully independent positions. Lasker Scholars are appointed as independent investigators in the NIH Intramural Research Program for 5-7 years, followed by 3 years of independent financial support at an extramural research institution or by continuation in the Intramural Research Program. Candidates must have a clinical doctoral degree and a professional license to practice in the United States, and must have completed their core residency program by June 2006 or more recently. Researchers currently employed at the NIH are eligible, assuming they meet the other eligibility requirements. This includes Assistant Clinical Investigators and Investigators. The application deadline is August 26, 2016. For more information, refer to the Lasker Scholar website, Address inquiries to Dr. Charles R. Dearolf, Asst. Director for Intramural Research, email


Newly Advertised
Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Position
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NIDDK
(deadline: September 1)

A tenure track or tenure-eligible position is available for an individual who is interested in developing an independent research program, or has a demonstrated track record of research excellence, in an area of modern mechanistic molecular biology. Current research in this laboratory includes such diverse areas as chromatin-based gene regulation, DNA recombination and repair, bacterial cell division, muscle development, protein trafficking, and structural biology in a wide spectrum of systems.

The laboratory is located on the main campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. This Laboratory ( is part of the intramural program of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases ( and provides a highly interactive environment with expertise in molecular, cellular, biochemical and biophysical techniques. NIDDK supports a wide range of basic biomedical research, including several state of the art core facilities. The NIH intramural research program offers many advantages, including stable funding, the ability to do high risk research, and access where desired to clinical collaborators.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree and have demonstrated expertise and a record of achievement. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa. Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and list of publications, copies of no more than 5 publications, and a separate document that combines a summary of graduate and postdoctoral research accomplishments with a plan for future research. Senior applicants should also mention independent research accomplishments. Numerical indices such as impact factors or citation numbers will not be taken into consideration, and should not be included in the application. Applicants should also have three letters of reference submitted. All material should be emailed as pdf files to: Dr. Gisela Storz, Chair, Laboratory of Molecular Biology Search Committee; C/O Linda Robinson,

The review of applications will begin on or around September 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the experience of the applicant. DHHS, NIH, and NIDDK are equal opportunity employers.


Newly Advertised
Clinical Investigator Development Program
Center for Cancer Research, NCI
(deadline: September 20)

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR), a Division of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is pleased to announce its annual call for applications for the Clinical Investigator Development Program (CIDP). This is an exciting training opportunity intended for physicians interested in dedicating their careers to clinical research. Come join a vibrant, multidisciplinary research community featuring: flexible funding that supports innovative, high-impact bench-to- bedside research, access to the largest hospital in the world devoted exclusively to clinical research, extensive shared research resources, and availability of a broad range of scientific and clinical expertise. The CIDP assists board-eligible/board-certified translational researchers to transition from a mentored position to that of an independent investigator in laboratory-based or patient-oriented research in academia, or comparable positions in government and industry. Potential areas of interest include: medical oncology, pediatric hematology- oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, pathology, neuro-oncology, urology and dermatology. Program objectives are to: develop competence and skills in study design, protocol development and patient-oriented research; acquire knowledge related to the ethical and regulatory issues of conducting clinical research involving human subjects; gain direct experience with the collection and management of research data; and learn about function, development, organization and leadership of a multidisciplinary clinical research team.

Who We Are: The CCR is nationally recognized as a premier training organization for clinical research, which is conducted in the state-of-the-art NIH Clinical Research Center in Bethesda, MD. Successful applicants will join a cadre of 250 talented independent investigators conducting research on the campuses of the NCI in Bethesda and Frederick, Maryland.

About the Program: Selectees will be appointed as “Assistant Clinical Investigators” for a three-year period at a competitive salary commensurate with subspecialty training and experience. They will be assigned dedicated space, provided with an independent budget including travel and training funds, and given access to an extensive infrastructure including research nursing, data-management support, animal facilities, core services and advanced technologies such as imaging/microscopy, protein chemistry and purification, mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, genomics and transgenic and knockout mice. An attractive Federal government employee benefits package includes health and life insurance coverage, a retirement savings program and relocation expenses. Student loan repayment is possible through the NIH. Program participants must: successfully complete coursework including Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, Clinical Pharmacology, and Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research; develop a research proposal within the first six months in collaboration with a mentor; and apply for an NIH Career Development Award (K mechanism) by the end of the second year. Research progress will reviewed annually.

Eligibility: Candidates may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or possess (or be eligible for) the appropriate work visa and must have successfully completed subspecialty training at a U.S.-accredited institution in an appropriate field. How to Apply: Applicants should initially submit a current curriculum vitae, complete bibliography, three letters of recommendation, academic transcripts, U.S. citizen/permanent residency documentation or documentation of visa eligibility, evidence of board certification or board eligibility and a description of research interests and goals and as they relate to the chosen field. Apply online at Applications must be submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. EST, September 30, 2016. Paper applications will not be accepted. Questions may be directed HHS, NIH, and NCI are equal opportunity employers.


Newly Advertised
Staff Scientist, Investigative Veterinary Pathologist
Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, NCI-CCR
(deadline: open-ended)

The National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research has an opening for a veterinary pathologist in the Molecular Pathology Unit, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics. The Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics is a research laboratory within the National Cancer Institute Intramural Research Program. This position combines many exciting aspects of an academic appointment, with its focus on research, training and education, within the resource intensive environment of the nation’s medical research agency. The Staff Scientist, working under the direction of a senior scientist within the laboratory, will have responsibilities for (including but not limited to):

•Contributing to development and application of molecular diagnostics and digital pathology
•Research investigations and animal model validation
•Training in comparative and molecular pathology for veterinarians in the Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program, an NCI-administered NIH Graduate Partnership Program
•Interactions among physician and veterinary pathologists and among investigators to improve extrapolations from animal models to human diseases.
The Staff Scientist will conduct and support research, instruct others in collaborative research, develop and apply molecular diagnostics, and perform other experimental pathology laboratory investigations. He/she will design and execute in-life studies and analyze disease mechanisms in animal models of human disease. His/Her research will support the development of methods and basic discoveries while fostering research translation from preclinical models to clinical applications. The staff scientist will possess, and shall continually enhance, professional capabilities and reputation commensurate with those of modern pathologists. The position does not include service pathology responsibility, although opportunity for diagnostic pathology case exposure exists.

Educational responsibilities:

•Assist in the administration of our PhD-granting program: recruit, teach, mentor, and guide veterinarians, and veterinary students.
•Participate in mentoring veterinarians for pathology board certification and a PhD.
•Create and utilize training materials to facilitate training.
•Train comparative biomedical scientists to function as investigators and interdisciplinary research team members.
The successful candidate must have a D.V.M. degree or equivalent, formal mentored postdoctoral training in pathology and research, experience with training responsibilities, and evidence of scientific research productivity sufficient to carry out the duties and responsibilities. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree, nationally/internationally recognized board certification in veterinary pathology, and experience as an employed pathologist are strongly preferred. National board certification would be required within a maximum of twenty-four months from entry on to duty. Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and an ability to work cohesively in a team environment are essential. Employment is through a federal Title 42 appointment mechanism. Application review will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Inquiries regarding the position are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Mark Simpson c/o John Hickerson, Program Analyst, by email or by telephone at (301) 435-6276. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of relevant background, experience and motivation for seeking the position, and provide complete names and contact information for a minimum of 3 professional references, c/o Mr. John Hickerson, Program Analyst, NIH building 37, room 2007, 9000 Rockville Pike, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda MD 20892; DHHS, NIH, and NCI are equal opportunity employers.


Staff Clinician
Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, NIAID
(deadline: open-ended)

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports a global program of research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. The Laboratory of Allergic Diseases (LAD) within the NIAID Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is seeking a staff clinician to assist in the development, implementation, performance, and management of clinical research protocols studying immunologic diseases in adults and children, with a particular focus on primary immunodeficiency and immunodysregulatory diseases. The incumbent will contribute to the discovery of new knowledge and publications resulting from this work.

The staff clinician will be responsible for supervising clinical protocols and providing standard medical care at the Clinical Center on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, MD. Direct patient care is central to this position, working in a multidisciplinary environment across NIAID clinical laboratories. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in the clinical care of patients with immunologic diseases, as well as a background in clinical research. Qualified candidates must be licensed physicians who are board certified in pediatrics and/or internal medicine, with additional board certification in allergy and immunology or infectious diseases. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. To apply, send curriculum vitae, bibliography, three letters of recommendation, and a short statement about your skill set and clinical research interests (no more than two pages) to Dr. Dean D. Metcalfe, Chief, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, at or 10 Center Drive MSC 1881, Building 10, Room 11C207, Bethesda, MD 20892. Visit Careers at NIAID to learn more about NIAID and how you can play a role in this exciting and dynamic research organization. HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.


Staff Clinician
Laboratory of Host Defenses, NIAID
(deadline: open-ended)

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports a global program of research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. The Laboratory of Host Defenses (LHD) within the NIAID Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is seeking a staff clinician to assist in the development, implementation, performance, and management of clinical research protocols studying immunologic diseases in children, with a particular focus on primary immunodeficiency and immunodysregulatory diseases. The incumbent will contribute to the development of novel approaches to hematopoietic cell transplantation and gene therapy.

The staff clinician will be responsible for supervising clinical protocols and providing standard medical care at the Clinical Center on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, MD. Direct patient care is central to this position, working in a multidisciplinary environment across NIAID clinical laboratories. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in the clinical care of children with immunologic and hematologic diseases. Demonstrated productivity in clinical and relevant basic research and experience in hematopoietic cell transplantation or gene therapy is preferred. Qualified candidates must be licensed physicians who are board certified in pediatrics, allergy and immunology, or hematology-oncology. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. To apply, send curriculum vitae, bibliography, three letters of recommendation, and a short statement about your skill set and clinical research interests (no more than two pages) to Diana C. Ciotola at Visit Careers at NIAID for more information about NIAID and additional opportunities. HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers.


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.