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Employment Opportunities

Clinical employment opportunities with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are listed below. The NINDS is a component of the NIH and the DHHS.  The DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. All employees are subject to a background investigation.

Tenure-Track Scientist in Neuroplasticity

Intramural Research Program, NINDS

(deadline: March 15)

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in Bethesda, MD, announces a search for a tenure track scientist in the field of neuroplasticity to join its intramural research program.  The NINDS intramural program is composed of over 40 investigators engaged in basic and clinical research to advance the Institute’s mission to further the fundamental understanding of the nervous system and to translate that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disorders. Critically important is understanding how neural activity sculpts the connections between neurons, which is essential for forming circuits and learning networks. Relevant questions include how the structure and function of synapses are shaped during development and by sensory input. A tenure track scientist with the passion and skill set to make major discoveries in neuroplasticity is sought to complement the NINDS intramural program scientists studying synaptic function, synaptic biochemistry, transmitter release, synaptic metabolism among other related areas. The selected scientist will report directly to the NINDS Scientific Director.  The successful candidate for this position will have substantial accomplishments in synaptic neuroscience research. A broad background in neuroscience and working in a team environment are also critical.  Consistent with the required qualifications, the individual will be appointed as a Tenure Track Investigator. Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D, M.D., or equivalent degree.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and a full civil servant benefits package is available. Applicants must submit a CV including bibliography and a description of research interests, and have three letters of reference submitted. Please include in your CV a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. All application materials should be sent to: Dr. Avi Nath, Acting Scientific Director, NINDS, c/o Caren Collins ( Building 35, Porter Neuroscience Center, Room GF-144, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892. 

Review of applications is expected to begin on March 15, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The NINDS is one of the Institutes of the National Institutes of Health, a component of the Department of Health and Human Services.  HHS and NIH/NINDS are equal opportunity employers.  All employees are subject to a background investigation.