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 NIAIDDIRSearch@niaid.nih.gov. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.