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Staff Scientist, Comparative Medicine Branch, Veterinary Medicine Section, DIR/NIEHS

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Division of Intramural Research
Comparative Medicine Branch, Veterinary Medicine Section
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Comparative Medicine Branch (CMB) 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 Veterinary Medicine Section under the leadership of Dr. Terry Blankenship-Paris, Head. The VMS is a service core combining research, training and regulatory compliance with all animal research regulations.

The Staff Scientist, working under the direction of the Head, VMS will have responsibilities for (but not limited to)

  1. Conduct animal study protocol and program review
  2. Contribute to development and application of animal research refinement
  3. Oversight of animal research projects
  4. Clinical oversight of rodent colonies
  5. Rodent surgical planning, assistance and performance
  6. Investigator training on anesthesia, protocol preparation, and technically difficult procedures
  7. Investigator training on complex rodent instrumentation

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, although they often work independently and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the laboratory. Staff Scientists should be capable of independent work. The Staff Scientist in this position will conduct small research studies on animal use refinement and other laboratory trainees, including laboratory animal residents and technicians.

Candidates must possess a D.V.M degree, boarded by or board eligible with the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, 3+ years’ experience with rodent animal models including environmental toxicity exposure studies, evidence of successfully working both independently and as a member of a team, and excellent oral and written communication skills. At least one-year experience in animal care and use committee proceedings, post approval study monitoring, and training of investigators is essential.

Salary/benefits: This is a federal full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply: To submit a complete application package, interested persons should submit one combined PDF of their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a two-page statement of research background and interests to, with your name and Vacancy Announcement NR-116 in the subject line. Applicants must also arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent directly to References should include your name and NR-116 in the subject line of their email. Applications will be accepted until December 18, 2019. Incomplete applications (those not containing all required materials) will not be accepted or considered.

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 About 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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