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Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator - Human Viral Pathogens

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is recruiting a tenure-track/tenure-eligible investigator in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases (LVD) for the Division of Intramural Research (DIR).

We are seeking an outstanding scientist to develop a vigorous independent program focused on the biology, pathogenesis, or immunology of human viral pathogens.

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Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field with extensive postdoctoral experience, as well as a strong publication record demonstrating potential for creative research. The ideal candidate should have expertise in human virology and/or viral immunology and will be expected to develop an exciting research program that includes basic and/or translational research on medically relevant viruses. The incumbent will benefit from opportunities to interact with other members of LVD and DIR who perform basic and translational research on viruses and other infectious diseases.

The incumbent will have access to state-of-the-art core research support and the NIH Clinical Center, a premier research hospital on the main NIH campus. Candidates will be assigned independent resources to include laboratory support personnel, equipment, space, and an allocated annual budget for services, supplies, and salaries sufficient to foster success. Additional information about LVD is available online.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full civil-service package of benefits (including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; Thrift Savings Plan) is available. Women and people from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research are especially encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is not required.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a biographical sketch (preferred) or curriculum vitae (CV)/bibliography and a description of the proposed research program (three-page limit). Additionally, three letters of reference must be sent directly from the referees. Please include in your biographical sketch or CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and people from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research. All application materials should be submitted to Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh at NIAIDDIRSearch@NIAID.NIH.GOV.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting August 20, 2020 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates may contact Dr. Ted Pierson, Chief, LVD, at for additional information about this position.  


This post will be available until October 20, 2020 or until filled.

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