Tenure-Track Investigator, CC

Review begins: November 16, 2020

The Rehabilitation Medicine Department (RMD), Clinical Center (CC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites candidates with strong leadership credentials to apply for the position of Tenure Track Investigator of Neurorehabilitation Engineering in the Functional and Applied Biomechanics Section.  

The candidate is expected to establish an independent research program that develops innovative software and hardware solutions to advance technological assessment of motor performance and to devise novel solutions for enhancing function for those with neuromotor pathologies. The candidate will partner with clinical and basic scientists across NIH institutes including the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and others.  The candidate will also partner with in extramural academic institutions as well as in industry to foster greater innovation, accelerate testing and implementation, and expedite the translation of new techniques or devices into clinical settings. 

About the CC’s Rehabilitation Medicine Department
The NIH is the nation's foremost federally funded biomedical research institution. The NIH CC is the 200-bed hospital in which NIH intramural research protocols are conducted. The RMD collaborates and supports biomedical research in rehabilitation sciences by providing innovative rehabilitation services and developing, investigating, and applying measurements and treatments of impairments, disabilities, and handicaps pertaining to human function. Further information about RMD may be found at https://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/rmd/index.html.

RMD is located on the main campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

The applicant must have a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., D.P.T. or an equivalent degree with a research background that includes biomedical, mechanical, and/or electrical engineering, expertise in both wearable robotics and neural interfacing for neurorehabilitation applications. The applicant can also have a clinical degree, e.g. M.D. or D.P.T. but this is not required. Expertise in mobile brain imaging technologies such as electroencephalography (EEG) and/or functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) is highly desirable. The candidate must be prepared to develop and operationalize a program that will lead to being a successful candidate for tenure. The position will be supported with independent resources commensurate with experience and programmatic needs. 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with research experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including health insurance, life insurance, retirement, and a Thrift Savings Plan) is available. This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens. This position is subject to a background investigation.

Interested individuals should email a curriculum vitae, list of publications, copies of three major publications, and a brief statement of research interests and future research plans (1-2 pages) to Ms. Cris Leite at cris.leite@nih.gov.  Please include in your application a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.  

Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 16, 2020 and will be accepted until the search process has been completed. 

DHHS, NIH and CC are equal opportunity employers.  The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.