Tenure-Eligible Investigator, NIMH

Deadline: June 18, 2018

Build a research program that matches your vision!  The Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites outstanding individuals with a demonstrated international reputation and well-documented evidence of ongoing independent accomplishments to apply for a tenure-eligible position in areas of basic research of mental health.  The NIMH IRP currently has resources to support a new investigator in neurodevelopment, neurobiology of cognition and affective neuroscience, neural circuits, and synaptic structure and function.  These programs operate in one of the largest and most active neuroscience research communities in the world, which has been integrated in the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, located on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  

A successful individual will be expected to develop and direct an independent research program focused on basic biological questions relevant to mental health.  Outstanding individuals interested in neuregulin signaling and schizophrenia; and modulation of neuronal acetylcholine receptors in mouse models are particularly encouraged to apply.  Candidates that make use of state-of-the-art techniques in molecular genetics, developmental neurobiology, and cellular imaging to study problems relevant to mental health are also encouraged to apply.  Each candidate must have earned a Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree and will have demonstrated experience as an outstanding independent investigator.  An individual selected for a position is expected to build/or maintain a dynamic and productive research group, mentor and train scientists, and make use of the excellent opportunities for collaborative, translational, and high-risk/high-reward science available at the NIH. Laboratory space and startup funds, access to shared research facilities, and ongoing research support are competitive with premier academic institutions.  Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan) is available.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, full bibliography, and a statement of research interests to:  Susan G. Amara, Ph.D., Office of the Scientific Director, Intramural Research Program, NIMH, c/o Jane Schriver via email to Jane.Schriver@nih.gov.  Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women or persons from other groups which are underrepresented in biomedical research. Please indicate “Tenure-Eligible Investigator Recruitment” in the subject line of the email.  Applications must be received by June 18, 2018.   HHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.