Staff Scientist

Staff Scientist

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Baltimore, MD, United States

National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging
Intramural Research Program

Staff Scientist

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), Intramural Research Program (IRP), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist in the Experimental Gerontology Section (EGS) of the Translational Gerontology Branch (TGB) in Baltimore, MD. The overall research goal of the EGS in TGB is to develop nutritional, genetic, and behavioral interventions targeting various aspects of aging, using a translational approach to benefit aging outcomes. The incumbent will have extensive training in mouse physiology, animal study protocols, laboratory management, statistical analysis, and coordination, integration, and analysis of large-scale datasets. A strong background in animal research (mice and rats) is required. Excellent written and oral (English) communication skills are also required. The incumbent will have a major role in assisting the Branch Chief in project management, manuscript preparation, experimental design, training junior fellows, providing technical assistance, and maintaining research continuity within the Branch.

Staff Scientists do not receive independent resources, although they often work independently and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the Branch. Although this Staff Scientist will be supervised by the Branch Chief, he/she will be interacting with scientists from the IRP and scientific community at large. The successful candidate will have experience in collaborative research documented in publications and more generally will have a history of publications that reflect experience in the analytical requirements of this position.

The successful individual must have a Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Additional information regarding the NIA IRP is available at the following website:

To apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Angela Prazak, Staff Assistant; Office of the Scientific Director; Vacancy # NIA-IRP-19-04; National Institute on Aging, Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100, Room 04C230, Baltimore, MD 21224 or email: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Staff Scientist