Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator, NIAID

Review begins: September 10, 2018

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is recruiting a tenure-track/tenure-eligible investigator in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases (LPD) for the Division of Intramural Research (DIR).

We are seeking an outstanding scientist to develop a vigorous independent research program focused on parasitic infections. Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field with a strong postdoctoral publication record demonstrating the potential for creative research. The ideal candidate will have expertise in parasite immunobiology, molecular biology, cell biology, and/or computational biology and will propose a program in basic and/or translational research on parasitic diseases of global importance. 

The position provides a rich environment for interaction and collaboration with other members of LPD and DIR who study parasitic and other infectious diseases, inflammatory and immune-mediated disorders, as well as basic immunology. The successful applicant will have access to state-of-the-art core research support; the NIH Clinical Center, a premier research hospital on the main NIH campus; as well as the NIAID International Centers of Excellence in Research (ICERs) in Mali, Uganda, and India. Candidates will be assigned independent resources to include laboratory support personnel, equipment, space, and an allocated annual budget for services, supplies, and salaries sufficient to foster success. See additional information on the LPD website.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full civil-service package of benefits (including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; Thrift Savings Plan) is available.

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae (CV), bibliography, and a research program proposal (no more than two pages) to Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh at NIAIDDIRSearch@niaid.nih.gov. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research. Applications will be reviewed starting September 10, 2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates may also contact Dr. Thomas B. Nutman, Chief, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, at tnutman@niaid.nih.gov for additional information about this position.  

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