Tenure-Track Investigator, NEI

The National Eye Institute (NEI) invites applications for a tenure-track investigator position in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland.  The NIH IRP is home to a large, strong and highly collaborative group of immunology and neuroscience investigators.  Applications will be considered from outstanding individuals working in all areas of immunology and inflammation that complement current programs and that are pertinent to eye and nervous system function and disease pathobiology.

Investigators with an interest in the areas of innate immunity and neural/immune interactions are especially encouraged to apply.  The successful applicant will join a vibrant community of immunologists at NIH and especially benefit from growing interactions between NEI and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) investigators. Applicants interested in areas of overlap such as basic biology of immune/nervous system interaction, immune involvement in diseases of the visual system, or in the intersection of inflammatory disorders that affect vision and the rest of the brain are also encouraged to apply . Joint appointments are available for candidates whose interests overlap with NEI and NINDS.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree, an impressive record of publications, and the potential to develop a dynamic, innovative, and independent basic or translational research program.  The position will be supported with long-term, stable resources equivalent to that provided to tenure-track faculty in an academic department, including positions for post­ doctoral fellows and a budget for consumables and equipment and if applicable, access to the NIH Clinical Center for patient-based research.  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens. All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict-of-interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct.

Interested applicants must submit: (1) a curriculum vitae, which should include a list of publications, and mentoring and leadership activities; (2) a two-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.  Send these items as a single pdf document with elements in the order listed to NEI_Search_2018@nih.gov. Applications will be reviewed starting May 27, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  NIH is an equal opportunity employer.