Senior Scientist, NIMH

Deadline: January 6, 2019

The Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites outstanding individuals with a demonstrated international reputation and well-documented evidence of ongoing independent accomplishments to apply for a Senior Scientist position in areas of basic research of mental health.  The Senior Scientist will be responsible for supporting a research program that will focus on the neurobiology of cognition and affective neuroscience with a specific focus on neural circuits, synaptic structure and function of neuregulin signaling and neuronal acetylcholine receptor modulation, in addition to experience with murine models of disease processes.  

Outstanding individuals interested in neuregulin signaling and schizophrenia, as well as modulation of neuronal acetylcholine receptors in mouse models are particularly encouraged to apply.  Candidates that make use of state-of-the-art techniques in molecular genetics, developmental neurobiology, and cellular imaging to study problems relevant to mental health are also encouraged to apply.  Each candidate must have earned a Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree and will have demonstrated experience as an outstanding neuroscientist.  An individual selected for the position is expected to support a dynamic and productive research program, mentor and train scientists, and make use of the excellent opportunities for collaborative, translational, and high-risk/high-reward science available at the NIH.  Access to shared research facilities and ongoing research support are competitive with premier academic institutions.  Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan) is available.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, full bibliography, and a statement of research interests to:  Susan G. Amara, Ph.D., Office of the Scientific Director, Intramural Research Program, NIMH, c/o Jane Schriver via email to by January 6, 2019.  Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women or persons from other groups which are underrepresented in biomedical research.  Please indicate “Senior Scientist Position” in the subject line of the email.  HHS and NIH are equal Opportunity Employers.