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Staff Scientist

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development , Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is seeking to recruit an outstanding Staff Scientist to join the Section on Molecular Dysmorphology. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in molecular biology, cellular biology, and experience with mouse models of human diseases. Experience with iPSCs and CRISPRi technology and working knowledge of bioinformatics is desirable.
The mission of the Section on Molecular Dysmorphology is to understand pathological mechanisms, develop biomarker tools to facilitate clinical trials, identify potential novel therapies and to test those therapies in preclinical models. Our basic science research group is complemented by a clinical team that can translate findings at the bench to the clinic. Preclinical models being used in the laboratory primarily include mouse models and induced pluripotent stem cells. The laboratory is highly collaborative working with other intramural investigators in NHGRI and NCATS as well as extramural investigators.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate should have an M.D. or Ph.D. degree, at least five years of post-doctoral research, and a strong publication record in genetics/genomics, neuroscience, or a related field.
  • The candidate must have a strong background in molecular biology, cellular biology, and experience with mouse models of human diseases. Experience with iPSCs and CRISPRi technology is desirable.
  • Strong organizational and mentorship skills are required. Experience with laboratory management is desirable.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English is essential

To Apply:

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, complete bibliography, and a brief statement of research interests/career goals and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Porter (fdporter@mail.nih.gov) with the subject line of “SMD Staff Scientist application

Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa. Applications from women, persons from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A full benefits package is available, including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, long-term care insurance, annual and sick leave, and Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). The position is subject to a background check.

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