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Staff Scientist, Signal Transduction Laboratory, Inositol Signaling Group

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Division of Intramural Research
Signal Transduction Laboratory, Inositol Signaling Group
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Signal Transduction 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 Inositol Signaling Group under the leadership of Dr. Stephen Shears, Principal Investigator. The Group’s goal is to unravel the molecular mechanisms of inositol phosphate actions at the interface of cell-signaling and metabolic homeostasis. Consequently, we are seeking a scientist with a strong track record in biochemistry, who also has experience in: metabolomics, working with radioisotopes, HPLC-analysis of small molecules, a comprehensive background in molecular biology (including use of lentivirus, qPCR, and CRISPR-Cas9), strong experience in cell biology (including cell culture, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry), and the development, management and use of animal models.

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 independently designing experiments, but do not have responsibilities for initiating new research programs. The Staff Scientist in this position will conduct independent research and mentor postdoctoral fellows and other laboratory trainees.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in either Biomedical Science, Biology, or Biochemistry, recent practical experience with inositol phosphate research, and the management and use of animal models, 3+ years of postdoctoral experience, an outstanding publication record in the areas described above, evidence of successfully working both independently and as a member of a team, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

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-112 in the subject line. Applicants must also arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent directly to References should include your name and NR-112 in the subject line of their email. Applications will be accepted until September 27, 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.

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) website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

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