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Staff Scientist

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development , Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

The Section on Human Iron Metabolism within the Molecular Medicine Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting for an expert in discovery and analysis of iron sulfur cluster biogenesis and characterization of the role of the iron sulfur cofactor in numerous enzymes and critical proteins.  This falls within the broad area of bioinorganic chemistry and mammalian metabolism.

The successful candidate will be expected to be skilled in experimental techniques, including tissue culture, mutagenesis, gel analyses including native gels, iron analyses using ICP-MS and iron isotopes, immunoprecipitations and analysis of mass spectrometry results from IPs and after cross-linking.  The incumbent will have the opportunity to provide guidance on experimental design and quality issues, and mentoring for postdoctoral fellows in research design issues.


Qualifications for this position include a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and a minimum of 5 years postdoctoral research experience. The candidate must have experience with working with iron sulfur proteins. In addition, the candidate should have strong communication skills, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work collaboratively. The incumbent is also expected to read extensively, master the literature, and develop new techniques applicable to a burgeoning research area.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. A full package of benefits is available.  Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The position is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, Bibliography and three references to Ms. Lakeasha Mingo at

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