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Tenure-track Position in Clinical Research

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Clinical Research Branch
Division of Intramural Research
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services, is inviting applications for a Tenure-Track Investigator in the Clinical Research Branch within the Division of Intramural Research at the NIEHS in Research Triangle Park, NC. The individual selected for this position will have a strong record of participation and publications in patient-oriented research defined as research that requires direct interactions with human subjects and may include the development of new technologies, understanding mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions and/or clinical trials. The Clinical Research Branch is interested in candidates with expertise in areas such as endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, metabolism, exercise, sleep, immune-mediated diseases, pulmonology and human genetics, among others.

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a M.D. (or equivalent degree). The individual must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician to practice medicine in the United States, and eligible to be credentialed for patient care by the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center. Applicants should demonstrate direct clinical research experience, with three or more years of research training in clinical research and publications and other evidence of the ability to design and carry out original, innovative patient-oriented research. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an outstanding independent research program that complements and benefits from the other research programs within the Clinical Research Branch and the Division of Intramural Research at NIEHS, and is consistent with the mission of the NIEHS, and NIH.

The initial appointment is for five years. The tenure-track duration will depend on the applicant's accomplishments but will not exceed 9 years. Salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate and full Federal benefits apply. An excellent start-up package will be provided which includes generous space allocation and full hard-money research support. Additionally, the successful candidate will have access to centrally-funded clinical and administrative support to conduct studies at the Clinical Research Unit in Research Triangle Park, and may also conduct studies at the Clinical Center on the Bethesda campus, as well as having access to numerous centrally-funded core facilities and the Environmental Polymorphisms Registry.

Foreign Education:
Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the US must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on foreign education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

How to Apply:
The job posting is open until filled. Interested candidates should submit their full curriculum vitae including bibliography and a 3- to 4-page statement of past research and future plans, as ONE (1) combined PDF to Ms. Bonnie Earnhardt at Please reference vacancy number AC1393 and your name in the subject line of your email submission. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women, or persons from other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation sent to Please be sure to references include your name and Vacancy Number AC1393 in the subject line of their email. For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Janet E. Hall. Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity:
The NIH NIEHS encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. NIH NIEHS will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 institutes and centers employ more than 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information about the NIH mission, goals and institutes and centers, visit NIH.

Do not include your birth date or Social Security Number (SSN) on application materials.
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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