NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Bethesda, MD, United States

Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator
Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services

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 tenure-track/tenure-eligible investigator in the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases (LID) for the Division of Intramural Research (DIR).

We are seeking an outstanding individual to develop a vigorous independent program focused on human virology that includes viral pathogenesis, with a preference for work related to the development of vaccines or antivirals. Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field with extensive postdoctoral experience, as well as a strong publication record demonstrating potential for creative research. The ideal candidate should have expertise in human virology and/or viral immunology and will be expected to develop a vigorous research program that includes basic and translational research on medically relevant viruses or vaccine immunology. The incumbent will also benefit from unique opportunities to interact with other members of LID and DIR who perform basic and translational research on viruses and other infectious diseases.

The incumbent will have access to state-of-the-art core research support and the NIH Clinical Center, a premier research hospital on the main NIH campus. Candidates will be assigned independent resources including laboratory support personnel, equipment, space, and an allocated annual budget for services, supplies, and salaries sufficient to foster success. Additional information about LID is available online at the LID website.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full civil-service package of benefits (including retirement; health, life, and long-term care insurance; and Thrift Savings Plan) is available.

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae (CV), bibliography, and a detailed statement of how your expertise can contribute to the success of the virology program (no more than two pages) to Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh at Please include in your CV 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. Applications will be reviewed starting October 4, 2019, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates may also contact Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, Chief, LID, at 301-496-5265 or for additional information about this position.

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HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


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Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator