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Your Environment. Your Health.

Core Director, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Research Core Facility

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) seeks a Core Director to manage the operation of their Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Research Core Facility. The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) core performs fundamental research on biological systems aimed at providing insight into the molecular mechanisms that underlie problems of environmental concern. As part of the Genome Integrity and Structural Biology Laboratory (GISBL), the primary focus has been the evaluation of structural, conformational and dynamic responses of proteins to substrates, cofactors, allosteric effectors, other proteins, putative environmental toxins, nucleic acids, etc. The Core Director will oversee the use and maintenance of the NMR facility and work with institute scientists on various projects related to the structural biology using NMR. In addition, the Core Director should have experience with various aspects of allergic disease including the characterization of allergens and metabolomic analyses of pollens. The NMR Core Director must also maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the field; supervise personnel and daily operation of the Core, oversee budget and spending; develop collaborative projects; train staff and scientists in NMR fundamentals through workshops, journal clubs, and informal interactions; and be skilled in preparing scientific presentations and publications.

This position is open to current NIEHS staff only. Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent preferably in biophysics, with at least 5 years of postdoctoral research and/or equivalent experience in their field and be capable of independently designing experiments. 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 U.S. 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:
If you are interested in this position, applications will be accepted April 13, 2020 through May 13, 2020 (submission deadline may be extended if needed). Again, this position is open to current NIEHS employees only. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, their full curriculum vitae with 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 NR119 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 biophysics research. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation sent to Please be sure references include your name and Vacancy Number NR119 in the subject line of their email. For further information about the position, please contact: Thomas A. Kunkel, NIH Distinguished Investigator. The selection committee will begin evaluating applications on May 18, 2020. Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted.

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 About NIH.

Do not include your birth date or Social Security Number (SSN) on application materials. DHHS, NIH, NIEHS are an equal opportunity employer.

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