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Tenure Track/Tenure-Eligible Positions - RNA Biology

National Cancer Institute, Center for Cancer Research, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:
The newly established RNA Biology Laboratory at the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Frederick, Maryland is recruiting Tenure-eligible or Tenure Track Investigators to join the Intramural Research Program's mission of high impact, high reward science. These positions, which are supported with stable financial resources, are the equivalent of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in an academic department. The RNA Biology Laboratory is looking for candidate(s) who will complement our current group of seven dynamic and collaborative principal investigators (https://ccr.cancer.gov/RNA-Biology-Laboratory). We encourage outstanding scientists investigating any area of RNA Biology to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the roles of RNA-binding proteins, noncoding RNAs and nucleotide modifications in cell and organismal function; the ways in which alterations in RNA homeostasis result in diseases such as cancer, and the development of RNA therapeutics. We encourage outstanding scientists investigating any area of RNA Biology to apply. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the roles of RNA-binding proteins, noncoding RNAs and nucleotide modifications in cell and organismal function; the ways in which alterations in RNA homeostasis result in diseases such as cancer, and the development of RNA therapeutics.

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is an intramural research component of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). CCR's enabling infrastructure facilitates clinical studies at the NIH Clinical Center, the world's largest dedicated clinical research complex; provides extensive opportunities for collaboration; and allows scientists and clinicians to undertake high-impact laboratory- and clinic-based investigations. Investigators are supported by a wide array of intellectual and technological and research resources, including animal facilities and dedicated, high quality technology cores in areas such as imaging/microscopy, including cryo-electron microscopy; chemistry/purification, mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, SAXS, genomics/DNA sequencing, transgenics and knock out mice, arrays/molecular profiling, and human genetics/bioinformatics. For an overview of CCR, please visit http://ccr.cancer.gov/ .

Qualifications:
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree, and should have at least three years of postdoctoral experience; a substantive record of publications, and the potential to develop an outstanding independent program in basic and/or translational RNA research.

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, Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent). This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit:

  • The names and contact information of three references
  • A current curriculum vitae and complete bibliography
  • A two-page summary of research interests, goals, and future plans

The search will remain open until a qualified applicant is found. Review of applications will begin on or about November 1, 2017. Applications must be submitted electronically to https://irp-positions.nih.gov/job/RNABiology

This position is subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.