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Tenure-track Position in Transcription, Epigenetics, or Chromatin Biology

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory (ESCBL) 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 areas of transcription, epigenetics, or chromatin biology. Scientists within the ESCBL investigate the fundamental mechanisms by which epigenetics influences chromatin architecture, transcription, and gene expression. These investigations make use of normal, cancer and embryonic stem cells to provide insights into biological processes and to understand how environmental influences on epigenetic regulation may result in consequences to human health. The NIEHS is located in the Research Triangle Park (RTP), a world renowned academic research center in North Carolina and an area well known for its high quality of life. The successful candidate is expected to lead an innovative, independent research program exploring epigenetics, chromatin architecture or transcription that enhances our understanding the effects of the environment on human health. Investigators in the NIH intramural program ( have no formal teaching duties and minimal administrative responsibilities. They are funded internally with the potential for generous 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 Institute's 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.

Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D. and/or equivalent doctoral degree with at least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience in their field 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 underrepresented minorities are strongly 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).

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. The 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) 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.

How to Apply:
Applications for this position will be accepted October 23, 2017 through December 23, 2017 (submission deadline may be extended if needed, up until the position is filled). Interested candidates should submit their full curriculum vitae including publication record and a 4-page research statement as ONE (1) combined PDF to the Division of Intramural Research Search Committee at Please include Vacancy Number AC-1328 and your name in the subject line of your email submission. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three (3) reference letters sent to Please be sure referees include your name and Vacancy Number AC-1328 in the subject line of their email. For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Trevor K. Archer, or Dr. Thomas A. Kunkel.

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