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Tenure-track Position in Lung Extracellular Matrix Biology

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Immunity, Inflammation and Disease Laboratory
Division of Intramural Research
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Immunity, Inflammation and Disease Laboratory (IIDL) within the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is recruiting a Tenure-Track Investigator in the area of extracellular matrix biology and innate immunity and their interactions in lung inflammatory diseases and airway remodeling triggered by the environment. Scientists within the IIDL investigate the fundamental mechanisms by which immune and inflammatory responses are triggered in the lung and other organs and contribute to disease. These investigations make use of cell and rodent models to study how immune mechanisms may result in consequences to human health. The NIEHS is located in the Research Triangle Park (RTP), a world-renowned academic research center in North Carolina and an area well known for its high quality of life. The successful candidate is expected to lead an innovative, independent research program exploring the role of extracellular matrix in environmentally-induced lung disease that enhances our understanding the effects of the environment on human health. Investigators in the NIH intramural program have no formal teaching duties and minimal administrative responsibilities. They are funded internally with the potential for generous long-term continuous support. In exchange they are expected to engage directly in: the conduct of high impact research with students, postdoctoral fellows and support staff, and to collaborate with their colleagues to solve important scientific problems related to the Institute's mission. Excellent start-up funds, salary, and benefits packages will be provided to the selected applicant, who will also have access to state-of-the-art research core facilities.

Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D. and/or equivalent doctoral degree with at least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience in their field and an outstanding publication record. The emphasis will be on identifying an exceptional scientist with an innovative and productive research program. Applications from women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.

The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments with full federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent).

Equal Opportunity Employment:
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation:
NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply:
Applications for this position will be accepted March 16, 2020 through May 14, 2020 (submission deadline may be extended if needed, up until the position is filled). Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, full curriculum vitae including publications, and a 4-page research statement in a single PDF document, and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to the Division of Intramural Research Search Committee at Please include in your CV a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. Please include Vacancy Number AC-1424 and your name in the subject line of your email submission. Please be sure references include your name and Vacancy Number AC-1424 in the subject line of their email. For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Michael B. Fessler.

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.

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