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Your Environment. Your Health.

Staff Scientist, Matrix Biology Group, Division of Intramural Research

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Division of Intramural Research (DIR)
Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory
Matrix Biology Group
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Immunity, Inflammation and Disease Laboratory of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina is recruiting a Staff Scientist for the Matrix Biology Group under the leadership of Dr. Stavros Garantziotis, Tenure Track Investigator. The Matrix Biology Group uses cell culture models, mouse models of disease, and clinical research in a “bench-to bedside-to bench” approach to investigate the role of innate immunity and the extracellular matrix in environmental lung injury and lung disease.

A Staff Scientist is a NIH employee generally appointed to a time-limited, renewable position to support the long-term research of a Principal Investigator. Staff Scientists do not receive independent resources but do work independently and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the laboratory. Staff Scientists should be capable of independently designing experiments and guiding research projects. The Staff Scientist in this position will also have responsibilities in supervising and mentoring postbaccalaureate students and postdoctoral trainees within the group.

The NIEHS has a robust Intramural Research Program that actively studies how the environment impacts human health. Faculty interests range from Epidemiology and Biostatistics to Epigenetics, Development, Signal Transduction, Neurobiology, and Immunity. The Intramural Research Program hosts several state-of-the-art core facilities that provide intramural scientists support in Epigenomics, Mass Spectrometry, Bioinformatics, Metabolomics, Microscopy, and Structural Biology (including CryoEM). The successful candidate will have access to all NIEHS support facilities.


We are seeking an experienced scientist in the fields of microbiome analysis and immune-microbiome interactions in the lung, qualifications include:

  1. Translational research experience, incorporating the fields of mouse and human microbiome analysis, is essential.
  2. Laboratory experience with molecular biology techniques, as well as mouse model expertise in the field of lung injury are required.
  3. Established track record of mentoring and team leadership, as well as excellent oral and written communications skills are highly preferred.
  4. Candidates must have an Ph.D. or M.D. with three or more years of postdoctoral experience in immunology, microbiology, or a related field.


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).

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must submit materials as one combined PDF via email to Bonnie J. Earnhardt. All emails should include vacancy number (NR149) in the subject line. A complete appliclation includes:

  1. Curriculum Vitae: Include your full curriculum vitae and bibliography. Please include a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially activities with women or other underrepresented groups in biomedical sciences.
  2. Research Statement: You must include a two-page statement of research background and interests.
  3. DEIA Statement: Include a statement, not to exceed 1 page, which addresses your commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.

In addition, you must also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly toto Intramural Applications. Letters should be on official letterhead, signed, and dated. Referees must include the applicant’s name and vacancy number NR149 in the email subject line.

Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted.

Questions about this position can be forwarded to Dr. Stavros Garantziotis. Review of applications will begin on August 18, 2023. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity:

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 factors. 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.

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. NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Foreign Education:

Applicants who have completed part or all 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 . Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

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