NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Senior Scientist - Research Technologies Branch

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Bethesda, MD, United States

Senior Scientist

Research Technologies Branch


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 senior scientist in the Research Technologies Branch (RTB) for the Division of Intramural Research (DIR).


We are seeking an outstanding individual with exceptional managerial skills and a forward-thinking mindset to serve as DIR Associate Director for Research Technologies and Chief of the RTB. The selected candidate will oversee a staff of over 60 scientists, most with advanced degrees, and several large, complex programs located on NIAID’s campuses in Bethesda and Rockville, MD, and in Hamilton, MT. These research groups are focused on developing project-specific applications using state-of-the-art technologies, providing technology consultation, evaluating new technology and applications, and supporting DIR investigators’ bioinformatics needs. The incumbent will benefit from unique opportunities to collaborate with other members of DIR who perform research on immunology, allergy, and infectious diseases.


RTB houses a wide variety of research technologies, including light and electron microscopy, structural biology, protein chemistry, flow cytometry, genomics, relevant bioinformatics support, and medical arts/scientific communications. Applicants should have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field. The ideal candidate should have expertise in overseeing a research program, which includes use of state-of-the-art contemporary approaches, strategies, and techniques involved in both basic and clinical laboratory research.


Candidates will be assigned resources including laboratory support personnel, equipment, space, and an allocated annual budget for services, supplies, and salaries sufficient to foster success. Additional information about RTB 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.


To Apply

Visit and access vacancy announcements NIH-NIAID-DE-20-10736536 (U.S. citizens) and/or NIH-NIAID-MP-20-10736571 (status candidates) from May 4, 2020 through May 13, 2020.

Please include in your curriculum vitae a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research.

For additional information specifically about the position, please contact Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh, DIR Program Support Staff, at For additional information specifically about how to apply, email Richard Woods, at


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