Tenure-Track or Tenure Eligible Investigator (Primate Neurodevelopment)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Bethesda, MD, United States

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Mental Health/

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Intramural Research Programs

Tenure-Track or Tenure Eligible Investigator (Primate Neurodevelopment)

The Intramural Research Programs (IRP) of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invite outstanding individuals to apply for a tenure-track or tenure-eligible position in the area of primate neurodevelopment. In particular, we seek neuroscientists who utilize the marmoset model to study the early growth and maturation of brain circuits and systems in the context of understanding human brain development, including developmental anomalies thought to underlie a host of common psychiatric and neurological disorders.

The NIMH and NINDS IRPs currently support research programs centered on a broad range of basic, translational and clinical topics pertinent to molecular, cellular and systems neuroscience, mental disorders, neurology, and stroke. These programs operate in one of the largest and most active neuroscience research communities in the world.  In addition to the vibrant community of neuroscience research laboratories at the NIH, the Bethesda campus offers many state-of-the-art core facilities and relevant resources, including those related to marmoset breeding, neuroimaging, transcriptomics, microscopy, biostatistics, and machine learning. The successful individual will initiate and direct an independent research program focused on primate brain circuit development and its bearing on normal and abnormal functional organization of the human brain. The candidate will have earned a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree and will employ excellent scientific and communication skills to configure an original, productive and collaborative research program. Outstanding candidates who have established internationally recognized, highly accomplished research programs may be considered for a tenured position. An individual selected for the position is expected to build a dynamic and productive research laboratory, mentor and train scientists, and make use of the excellent opportunities for collaborative, translational, and high-risk/high-reward science available at the NIH

Laboratory space and startup funds, access to shared research facilities, and on-going research support are competitive with premier academic institutions. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments and a full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan) is available.


Applicants should send curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and have three letters of reference sent to: Dr. David Leopold, National Institute of Mental Health, c/o Jane Schriver via email to jane.schriver@nih.gov., indicating “Marmoset Recruit” in the subject line. Please include in your CV, a description of mentoring & outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women or persons from other groups which are underrepresented in biomedical research. Applications will begin to be reviewed in May 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

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Tenure-Track or Tenure Eligible Investigator (Primate Neurodevelopment)