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Career Opportunities

Biostatistics Branch

The following provides information on available fellowships and positions in the Biostatistics Branch and how to apply for them. Positions in other Laboratories and Branches may be viewed on the Career Opportunities page of that particular group.

Permanent Positions

Permanent positions include senior staff scientist, independent investigator, and other research positions.


Fellowship training is under the supervision of NIEHS senior scientists. Fellows choose two advisors—a primary research advisor and a career mentor—from among senior branch or division scientists. Fellows gain experience with interdisciplinary or multi-center collaborations, and by participating in career development activities.

Research Positions in Biostatistics and Computational Biology

The NIEHS Biostatistics Branch is recruiting multiple full-time positions in the areas of biostatistics, bioinformatics, and computational biology. The appointments are tenure-track or tenure-eligible, which are academic Assistant, Associate, and Professor equivalents.

Successful candidates will develop and direct high-quality, independent research on analytic methods applicable to understanding the effects of the environment on human health. Experience working with epidemiologic or high dimensional genetic, epigenetic, and genomic datasets is highly desirable, but not required.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, with a strong publication record in the development of analytic methods with biomedical application. Excellent start-up funds, salary, and benefits packages will be provided to selected applicants. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested persons should email the following items to Ms. Emily Starnes at . Please place “Vacancy Announcement DIR 14-2” in the subject line. Paper applications will not be accepted.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two-page statement of research interest and goals
  • Arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Ms. Starnes

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities 

Type “NIEHS” in the keyword search field on this page for NIEHS opportunities.

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