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Structural Biophysics Laboratory (SBL)

Senior Tenure-Track or Tenure-Eligible Investigator Position in Structural Biology and Biophysics


The Structural Biophysics Laboratory (SBL), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking an outstanding tenure-track or tenure-eligible principal investigator to carry out original, independent, and innovative research in an area of Structural Biology or Biophysics integrated with molecular biology. This intramural position is similar to that of an associate (or higher) professor in academia.

Areas of emphasis include structural biology of biomacromolecular systems and/or characterization of dynamic assembly/function of macromolecular complexes that impact the biological processes relevant to cancer and/or AIDS. The incumbent will establish/continue a highly competitive and collaborative program, with an emphasis on utilization of NMR spectroscopy, including solid-state NMR. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated expertise and a record of achievement.

The position is located at the Frederick National Lab, MD campus, which offers state-of-the-art facilities for NMR, SAXS and structural biology, collaborative opportunities with the Chemical Biology Laboratory and Molecular Targets Laboratory, as well as core facilities for biophysics, mass spectrometry; protein expression and proteomics; electron, optical and small animal imaging and other advanced technologies.

Consideration of applicants will begin February 16, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and full benefits (including retirement, health insurance, life insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan). This position is not restricted to U.S. citizens.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans (~ 5 pages), and have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Ms. Deanna Dougherty, Administrative Officer, Frederick National Lab, PO Box B, Bldg. 578, Frederick, Maryland, 21702-1201; Tel. 301-846-5199; FAX 301-846-6053; E-mail: SBLsearch@mail.nih.gov. PDF files are encouraged.

This position is subject to a background investigation. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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