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Chief, Signal Transduction Laboratory

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

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is searching for a highly qualified, established investigator for the position of Chief of the Signal Transduction Laboratory (STL). The successful candidate will lead a diverse, internationally recognized Laboratory (equivalent to an academic department) within the Division of Intramural Research at the NIEHS. STL's overall goal is to determine how cells, tissues, and organisms respond to environmental and physiological signals. Additional information about research groups within the Laboratory and the current group leaders is available.

The new Laboratory Chief will have the opportunity to advance the Laboratory in the coming years through recruitment of new investigators. This position is open to current NIEHS staff only. Applicants must possess a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent in the biomedical sciences and have an exceptional record of previous research accomplishments in the field of signal transduction. Ideally, the candidate will be an internationally recognized investigator with a strong track record in mentoring trainees/junior faculties and experience in research leadership as well as having the vision to lead the Signal Transduction Laboratory in the future. The new Laboratory Chief will also be expected to maintain an outstanding personal research program. Candidates whose research utilizes cutting edge molecular and cellular biology techniques such as single molecule imaging, high-throughput proteomic/chemical screening, quantitative cell biology, or other areas that would strongly complement the goals of the Laboratory are of interest.

NIEHS is located in the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area of North Carolina, one of the largest high-tech research parks in the world. In addition to being a world-renowned academic intensive research center, the RTP area is well known for its high quality of life. The successful candidate's research program will be funded fully through the NIH intramural program. The successful candidate will also have access to the NIEHS's state-of-the-art research core facilities including a flow cytometry center, fluorescence microscopy and imaging center, an epigenomics core laboratory and a world class facility for developing and utilizing animal models. The Signal Transduction Laboratory Chief should be a tenured senior investigator appointment with full research support for their independent research group, a salary that is commensurate with experience, and full Federal benefits.

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.

How to Apply: If you are interested in this position, applications will be accepted April 1, 2020 through May 30, 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 AC1430 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 biomedical 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 AC1430 in the subject line of the email. For further information about the position, please contact: Dr. Trevor K. Archer, NIH Distinguished Investigator. The selection committee will begin evaluating applications on June 8, 2020. Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted.

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 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.

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. Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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