Tenure-Track Investigator, NIDCR

Review begins: December 3, 2019

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking an outstanding dentist-scientist to direct a vigorous, innovative patient-oriented research program focused on investigating the immune mechanisms resulting in oral manifestations of chronic graft-versus host disease. The applicant is expected to initiate clinical and/or translational protocols to develop methods for post-transplant screening or diagnosis and to develop targeted therapies for the oral cavity and craniofacial tissue destruction that occurs as part of the  chronic inflammatory responses during chronic graft-versus host disease. 

The applicant must have a DDS/DMD or equivalent, as well as advanced training in oral and craniofacial biology and/or a strong record of accomplishment in autoimmunity and/or immunology research.  Applicants must also have mentoring skills and work well in a diverse and collaborative environment.  The NIH offers Tenure Track Investigators the opportunity to mentor a diverse range of outstanding trainees, including post-baccalaureate trainees, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

This position will be tenure track with opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within NIDCR and throughout NIH and includes mentoring in the Dental Clinical Research Fellowship Program. A generous start up package will be offered including access to the NIDCR core facilities at no cost to the investigator. The core facilities include a veterinary core, a gene transfer core, an imaging core, state-of-the-art FACS core, genomic and bioinformatic core and mass spec facility (https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/research/research-conducted-at-nidcr/research-...), as well as equipment for the study and analysis of mineralized tissues. The resources of the NIH Clinical Center, including the Dental Clinical Research Core, Laboratory of Medicine, and the Center for Human Immunology, are available for use by the successful applicant. The position will be supported with independent resources commensurate with experience and programmatic needs. The DIR of NIDCR is located on the main intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. For additional information about intramural NIDCR, please see http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/Research/NIDCRLaboratories/OverviewDIR/.

Salary is commensurate with professional experience and accomplishments, and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available.  All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict-of-interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct.  

How to Apply:  Applicants should submit a combined PDF of their CV, a two-page statement of research accomplishments and a single page statement of future research goals, as well as copies of three major publications. Please include in your CV a description of your leadership, mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. Please send the PDF and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Immunology Search c/o Ms. Shirley Simpson, (ssimpson@dir.nidcr.nih.gov).

Application packages will only be accepted electronically, and review of applications will begin on October 3, 2019 and close on December 3, 2019, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Selection for this position will be based solely on merit.  NIH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.  DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.