Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigators/Staff Scientist, Biostatistician/

(deadline: September 30)

The National Institutes of Health, the U.S. government’s premier biomedical and behavioral research enterprise and a component of the Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce its eighth annual call for “NIH Earl Stadtman Investigators,” a broad recruitment of tenure-track investigators (assistant professor equivalent) for the NIH intramural research program.

Come join the team whose hallmarks are stable funding, intellectual freedom, shared resources, and access to a wide range of scientific expertise. A fantastic array of scientists already has been hired through the “Stadtman” recruitment in the last seven years.

A variety of basic and translational/clinical positions are available, with areas of active recruitment including (but not limited to): Behavioral Sciences, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biostatistics, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Metabolism, Chemical Biology, Chromosome Biology, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics (including natural language processing and text mining), Developmental Biology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Genomics, Health Disparities, Hearing & Balance, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Molecular Pharmacology, Neurodevelopment, Neurosciences, Physiology, Sensory Biology, Social Sciences, Structural Biology, Systems Biology, Toxicology, Translational and Clinical Research, and Virology.

Who we are: Among our approximately 1,100 principal investigators and 4,000 trainees in the NIH intramural research program are world-renowned experts in basic, translational, population-based, and clinical research. Similar to academia, we offer our scientists the opportunity to mentor outstanding trainees at all levels (e.g., graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) in a research setting.

Whom we seek: We seek a diverse cadre of creative thinkers eager to take on innovative, high-impact research.

Qualifications/eligibility: Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S./D.M.D., D.V.M., D.O., R.N./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree and have an outstanding record of research accomplishments as evidenced by high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants should be non-tenured scientists. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.

How to apply: Applicants must submit four items (the first three items must be in a PDF format): (1) a CV, which should include a list of publications, and mentoring and leadership activities; (2) a three-page proposal titled Research Goals, i.e., the research you hope to perform at the NIH; (3) a one-page statement titled Long-term Research Vision and Impact, i.e., what you hope to achieve for yourself, your field, and society; and (4) contact information for three professional references. Submit these through our online application system at August 1 and September 30, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EDT). You will be asked to designate up to two scientific areas of expertise to aid in assigning your application to the appropriate review committee. Requests for letters of recommendation will be sent to your references when you submit your application. Reference letters will be accepted via upload to the website until October 7, 2016 (11:59 p.m. EDT). Reference letters must also be submitted in a PDF format. We cannot accept paper applications.

What to expect: Search committees, composed of experts in various fields, will review and evaluate applicants based on criteria which include publication record, mentoring experience, scientific vision, potential scientific impact of current and proposed research, awards, and references. Select applicants will be invited to the NIH for interviews and will be considered candidates. These candidates will also present seminars open to the public. Some applicants not selected as Earl Stadtman Investigator candidates may be considered for other open NIH research positions. Please find answers to frequently asked questions at

More information about our program is at The inspiring story of Earl and Thressa Stadtman’s research at the NIH is at Specific questions regarding this recruitment effort may be directed to Dr. Roland Owens, Assistant Director, NIH Office of Intramural Research, DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.

The NIH is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs.


The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking an experienced biostatistician at the rank of Staff Scientist in the Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch (BCBB) of the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). The incumbent will collaborate extensively with researchers in the DIR and the Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP). As the principal statistician for the National Toxicology Program (NTP), he/she will provide statistical leadership and ensure the statistical integrity of its research program. In addition, the position involves management and oversight of statistical support service contracts. Development of new statistical methods is encouraged, but will not be a major component of the job.

The scientific environment at NIEHS provides exciting opportunities for a collaborating statistician. The DIR conducts a broad range of basic, clinical and population-based biomedical research to advance the science on environment and human health. The NTP serves a vital national interest by improving our knowledge about potential hazardous chemicals in our environment. It uses a broad range of toxicological approaches including large-scale rodent studies and cell-based assays to evaluate a variety of adverse outcomes. Increasingly, research in both the DIR and the NTP incorporates high-dimensional data such as high-throughput screening, gene-expression, microbiome, DNA methylation, and genome sequencing.

The Research Triangle Park (RTP) is a lively and world-renowned research center. Major nearby universities and institutes include the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, Duke University, the Research Triangle Institute, and the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute. The RTP region, known for its diversity and cultural amenities, is widely regarded as an outstanding place to live and work.

The successful candidate will have both strong communication skills (written and oral) and proven experience working productively with multidisciplinary teams of biologists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and/or clinical scientists. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or a closely related field. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa. For additional information, contact Dr. Shyamal Peddada, Acting Chief, Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch, at 919-541-1122 (

Interested persons should email a combined single PDF of their curriculum vitae and a two-page statement of research and collaboration experience. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference in PDF format sent directly to As there are other recruitments currently running, please instruct your referees to include your name and BCBB-SS in the subject line of their email. Paper applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.