Tenure-Track Investigator, CC

Deadline: May 10, 2023

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), Translational Biobehavioral and Health Disparities Branch (TBHD), invites candidates with strong clinical research credentials to apply for the position of Tenure Track Investigator in the Translational Biobehavioral and Health Disparities Branch (TBHD) at the NIH Clinical Center (CC), Bethesda, MD. The candidate is expected to conduct original research, establishing an independent research program with a focus on translational and biobehavioral science and health disparities related to dietary behaviors and nutritional health. This will add a significant dimension to the Department's research portfolio that currently focuses on translational and biobehavioral science related to health behaviors among vulnerable or special populations. Disparities in nutrition and diet quality are widespread, have serious implications for individuals and communities, and often result from social determinants of health.

The incumbent will become part of an interdisciplinary group of investigators committed to multidisciplinary and interinstitutional collaborations across NIH Institutes and Centers and beyond.

The incumbent will contribute to the development and implementation of community-based, nutritional health disparities and translational studies that have a focus on whole person health. The incumbent will have access to NIH Clinical Center outpatient facilities and lab services for processing biomarker samples including bench space assigned to the TBHD Branch. The incumbent will additionally have experience with basic science translational studies and utilization of biomarkers in community-based studies.

About the CC's Translational Biobehavioral and Health Disparities Branch: 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 Translational Biobehavioral and Health Disparities Branch research mission is closely aligned to the NIH mission by providing a versatile clinical research environment to improve health, and by seeking fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce health disparities through community-based participatory research In practical terms, this mission translates into a mandate to provide national leadership in the development of standards for clinical and community-based research and in the development of innovative approaches for conducting research in clinical and community settings. The TBHD branch supports the general NIH research training mission by providing a setting and models for education and development of clinical researchers at all stages of career development.

Location: The Translational Biobehavioral and Health Disparities Branch is located on the main intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. This is a full-time position requiring an on-site presence with flexible ad- hoc telework possible.

Eligibility: Candidates must possess a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree in a biomedical, behavioral or related science. The applicant should have a record of successful scholarship in areas including dietary behaviors, community-based research, social determinants of health, and health disparities, and have ideas for expanding this research portfolio in the NIH intramural program. The applicant should also have clinical or research experience working with health disparate communities, and working in interdisciplinary settings and teams. The position will be supported with independent resources commensurate with experience and programmatic needs. 

Salary: The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. This appointment offers full federal benefits. Please visit our Total Compensation page https://hr.nih.gov/benefits/pay/total-compensation for more information.

Application:  Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is a core competency for the Clinical Center. Please submit a diversity statement within your resume/CV or cover letter describing your commitment to promoting DEIA as evident in a track record of activities such as, but not limited to, mentoring individuals from underrepresented groups, participating in mentoring programs designed to promote diversity, and DEIA-related outreach or research activities.

Applications must include a list of publications, copies of three major publications, a minimum of two letters of reference, and a plan for future research to:

Mrs. Maretta Creek, Hospital Administrative Officer,
Building 10, Room 2C204
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Bethesda, MD 20892 

Applications must be received by Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, without discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, politics, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. If selected, a background investigation and a pre-employment medical examination are required. 

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