National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tenure-track or Tenure-eligible Position (chemistry/chemical biology), NIDDK, NIH

NIH NIDDK Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry (LBC), United States

Bethesda, MD, United States


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases,

National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services


The Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry, NIDDK, NIH, is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure track or tenure-eligible position in chemistry or chemical biology. We are especially interested in candidates who will develop a vigorous and innovative independent research program, or have a demonstrated track record of research excellence, with biomedical relevance and will be complementary to ongoing research in the NIDDK Intramural Program and the Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry. Current research areas include structural and functional targeting of membrane receptors; design and discovery of new antibiotics; synthesis of small molecule therapeutics; and engineering of carbohydrates, proteins and oligomers for diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. Our research addresses a host of diseases including diabetes, cancer, bacterial and viral infections, and pain.


For additional information about the Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry and the NIDDK Intramural Program, please see and The NIH Intramural Program provides a highly interactive and interdisciplinary environment conducive to carrying out high risk research and provides access to clinical collaborators and state-of-the-art core facilities.


Applicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree and have demonstrated expertise in the chemical sciences and a record of achievement. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa. Applicants should submit electronically a curriculum vitae, bibliography, copies of three major publications, a summary of research accomplishments, a brief statement of future research goals, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:


Dr. Marc Reitman, MD PhD

Chair, LBC Search Committee


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.


The position is located on the NIH campus in Bethesda MD. Review of applications will begin on or around September 16, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the experience of the applicant.


DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers


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Tenure-track or Tenure-eligible Position (chemistry/chemical biology), NIDDK, NIH