Staff Scientist

Staff Scientist

National Institute on Aging

Baltimore, MD, United States

Department of Health and Human Services
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 1 in the Human Neuroscience Unit (HNU) of the Laboratory of Neurosciences (LNS) in Baltimore, MD. The overall research goal of the HNU is to conduct translational research in Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as other aging-associated neurodegenerative diseases, with a particular focus on the role of extracellular vesicles in disease pathogenesis, as sources of biomarkers and as potential vehicles for therapeutic interventions. Ideally, the incumbent will combine knowledge of extracellular vesicles with a background in biomarker and/or mechanistic studies in Alzheimer’s Disease. Relevant research experience and peer-reviewed publications in the topic of neurodegenerative diseases are a plus. Excellent written and oral (English) communication skills are also required. The incumbent will have a major role in assisting the Principal Investigator in project management, manuscript preparation, experimental design, training of junior fellows, providing technical assistance, and maintaining research continuity within HNU.

Staff Scientists do not receive independent resources, although they often work independently and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the Laboratory. Although this Staff Scientist will be supervised by the HNU 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 PhD degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, or similar fields. 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: Jamie Hertzfelt; Office of the Scientific Director; Vacancy #NIA-IRP-19-06; National Institute on Aging, Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100, Room 04C232, Baltimore, MD 21224 or email: Applications, including letters of recommendation, must reference the vacancy number above and be submitted on or before March 8, 2019 for consideration.

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Staff Scientist