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Staff Scientist Position, Molecular and Developmental Biology

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development , Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

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 Mammalian Development and Evolution. The candidate should have a strong track record of achievements in molecular/developmental biology, mouse genetics, and genomics. The candidate should have experience with the analysis of next generation sequencing data and possess computer programming skills (including Python, R). The ideal candidate would also have experience with chromatin biology and mammalian germ-line development.

The mission of the Section on Mammalian Development and Evolution is to understand the molecular basis for the evolution of new traits in mammals. The laboratory uses a multidisciplinary approach, including cutting edge tools in molecular biology, mouse genetics, evolutionary biology, genomics, and biochemistry. Specific topics of interest include exploring the mechanisms of meiotic crossover determination by PRDM9 and its link with human infertility; and exploring the function of endogenous retroviruses, transposable elements, and Kruppel associated box zinc finger proteins during mammal development and evolution.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of scientific research productivity sufficient to perform these duties and responsibilities.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, completed formally mentored postdoctoral training in related research areas, and an outstanding record of publication.
  • Demonstrated experience in staff training and mentoring, outstanding communication, and time and space management skills.

Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa. 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).

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, complete bibliography, and a brief description of research interests, three letters of reference and submit as a single PDF to: Todd Macfarlan, todd.macfarlan@nih.gov.
This advertisement will be posted for 30 days. The review of applications will begin on or around
(2 weeks after posting date). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.