Tenure-Track or Tenure-Eligible Investigator, NIAID

Review begins: May 31, 2020

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is seeking an outstanding scientist for a tenure-track/tenure-eligible position to implement and direct an independent research program on the biology and pathogenesis of Borrelia burgdorferi in the Laboratory of Bacteriology (LB), located on NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories campus in Hamilton, Montana.  

The ideal candidate will have expertise in bacteriology and be expected to develop a vigorous basic research program with opportunities for translational and clinical studies. Collaborations with clinical investigators on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland, are strongly encouraged. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., D.V.M, M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field and have relevant postdoctoral experience. Independent resources including start-up funding, space (dedicated biosafety level [BSL]-2), support personnel, and an annual budget for services, supplies, and salaries are committed to the position. 

Laboratories at RML conduct high-impact, innovative basic and translational research on viral and bacterial agents with the goal of developing diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics. Research conducted at RML includes studies of vector/reservoir transmission, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and host immune response of viral and bacterial pathogens of concern to global health. RML’s state-of-the-art facilities include an operational BSL-3 facility; a BSL-4 laboratory and animal facility that can accommodate work with small animal, nonhuman primate, and small livestock models; core facilities for genomics, light and electron microscopy, and flow cytometry; and access to mass spectrometry and in vivo imaging equipment. RML is located in the scenic Bitterroot Valley of western Montana with easy access to some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities in North America. Additional information about the LB is available online.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full package of benefits (including retirement and health, life, and long-term care insurance) is available. Women and people from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research are especially encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is not required.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (CV), bibliography, and two- to three-page description of the proposed research program. Additionally, three letters of reference must be sent directly from the referees. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and people from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research. All application materials should be submitted to Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh at NIAIDDIRSearch@NIAID.NIH.GOV.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting May 31, 2020 and will be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information about the position, contact Dr. Frank DeLeo, Chief, LB, at FDeLeo@niaid.nih.gov.

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