The intramural program of the National Eye Institute invites applications for an independent research neuroscientist within the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research. The appointment will be on a tenure-track or tenure-eligible basis, depending on qualifications. Applicants will be expected to establish an independent research program related to understanding the neurobiology of the visual system in nonhuman primates.
The Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research is a collegial and supportive department devoted to understanding the organization of the brain related to vision, visual perception & cognition, and the control of eye movements. It provides a vibrant intellectual environment and excellent facilities for research, including dedicated computer systems, a machine shop, an electronics shop, a histology lab, and access to two magnets dedicated to monkey brain imaging. NIH has a thriving nonhuman primate research community that includes investigators in NIMH and NINDS in addition to the NEI. The intramural research program provides the opportunity for visionary, high-risk experiments that push the boundaries of systems neuroscience. The Laboratory also provides the opportunity to collaborate on studies of human patients with diseases related to the visual and oculomotor systems.
Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree(s) and an outstanding record of accomplishments in systems neuroscience research. This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens. All employees of the Federal Government are subject to federal Standards of Ethical Conduct, and all NIH researchers are expected to abide by the Guidelines and Policies for the Conduct of Research in the Intramural Research Program at NIH.
Candidates should submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org : (1) Brief cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae (should include a list of publications and a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research); (3) Statement of current research interests, including a discussion of how they are well-suited to the NIH IRP environment (3 pages maximum); (4) PDFs of up to five, relevant publications; (5) Three letters of recommendation (to be sent by the writers directly to email@example.com). Informal inquiries are welcome and can be sent to Bevil Conway, Chairperson of the Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be reviewed starting on Monday, November 28, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Informal inquiries are welcome.
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