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Your Environment. Your Health.

Tenure Track/Tenure Eligible Investigator in Biostatistics and Computational Biology

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch
Division of Intramural Research
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services, is inviting applications for a tenure track or tenure eligible investigator in the Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch (BCBB) within the Division of Intramural Research at the NIEHS in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The individual selected for this position will have a strong record of accomplishments in the field of biostatistics. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in methods for observational and epidemiological data, develop and apply machine learning methods, and/or develop methods for high dimensional and sparse data to enhance our understanding of the effects of the environment on human health. Example application areas include but are not limited to epidemiological and health record data, genetics/genomics, metabolomics, and microbiome studies. This person will be expected to develop an outstanding independent research program that complements and benefits from the other research programs within the BCBB, and the Division of Intramural Research at NIEHS, and is consistent with the mission of NIEHS, and NIH.

Minimum qualifications: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent doctoral degree, with training in statistics, biostatistics, or related quantitative discipline, and demonstrated ability to design and carry out original and innovative research. If the investigator is at the tenure track level, the initial appointment is for five years, and the duration will depend on the applicant's accomplishments but will not exceed the seven-year tenure clock.

Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.

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Salary/Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate and full federal benefits apply. Excellent start-up package includes generous space allocation, hard money research support, and access to numerous centrally funded core facilities.

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 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.

Reasonable Accommodation: NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply: Review of applications will begin on or about January 31, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit their full Curriculum Vitae (CV) including bibliography and a 3 to 4 page statement of past research and future plans, as one (1) combined PDF to Bonnie Earnhardt at Please reference vacancy number AC1509 and your name in the subject line of your email submission. Please include in the PDF with 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 referees include your name and vacancy number AC1509 in the subject line of their email. For further information about the position, please contact Alison A. Motsinger-Reif, Ph.D. Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted.

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Do not include your birth date, photograph, or social security number (SSN) on application materials. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.

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