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Your Environment. Your Health.

Tenure-Track Investigator, Genome Integrity and Structural Biology Laboratory

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Genome Integrity and Structural Biology Laboratory (GISBL)
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Genome Integrity and Structural Biology Laboratory (GISBL) within the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is recruiting a Tenure-Track Investigator in the area of genomic maintenance, DNA replication, DNA repair, and/or DNA recombination. The successful candidate is expected to lead an innovative, independent research program exploring the mechanisms of genome integrity, and how these processes are impacted in human disease in the context of environmental stressors. The NIEHS is in the Research Triangle Park (RTP), a world-renowned research center in North Carolina with high quality of life indicators. Investigators in the NIH intramural program have no formal teaching duties and minimal administrative responsibilities. They are funded internally with the potential for long-term continuous support. In exchange, they are expected to engage directly in the conduct of high impact research with students, postdoctoral fellows and support staff, and to collaborate with their colleagues to solve important scientific problems related to the NIEHS mission. Excellent start-up funds, salary, and benefits packages will be provided to the selected applicant, who will also have access to state-of-the-art research core facilities and computational resources.

Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D. and/or equivalent doctoral degree with at least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience and an outstanding publication record. The emphasis will be on identifying an exceptional scientist with an innovative and productive research program. Applications from women and under-represented minorities are highly encouraged. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.

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:
Review of applications will begin on February 6, 2023. Interested candidates should submit materials as one combined PDF via email to Bonnie Earnhardt at All emails should include vacancy number AC1556 in the subject line.

A complete application package must include:

  • Cover Letter.
  • Full Curriculum Vitae with Bibliography.
  • Research Statement — Please include a 3–4-page description of your past accomplishments and your future research goals.
  • One-page Diversity Statement — Please include a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, and your commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

In addition, you must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Letters should be on official letterhead when possible and signed. Referees must include the applicant’s name and vacancy number AC1556 in the email subject line.

Incomplete or paper applications will not be accepted or evaluated.

For further information about the position, please contact Bill Copeland, Ph.D. Review of applications will begin on February 6, 2023, and the search will be closed once the position is filled.

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 prohibits discrimination 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. 

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.

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.

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, photograph, or social security number (SSN) on application materials. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.

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