Research Triangle Park, NC United States
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Staff Scientist

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH

Job Title: Staff Scientist
Reference Code: NR108
Job Location: Research Triangle Park , NC
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Sciences and technology: other
Positions outside academe
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-11-20
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Staff Scientist
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

The Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina is recruiting a Staff Scientist for the Stem Cell Biology Group under the leadership of Dr. Guang Hu, Principal Investigator. The Stem Cell Biology Group uses stem cells and animal models to investigate the transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of the pluripotent state in culture and during development. We are seeking an experienced scientist with a proven track record in developmental and stem cell biology. Expertise in pluripotent stem cells and mouse embryonic development is preferred.

A Staff Scientist is a NIH employee generally appointed to a time-limited, renewable position to support the long-term research of a Principal Investigator. 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. Staff Scientists should be capable of independently designing experiments, but do not have responsibilities for initiating new research programs. The Staff Scientist in this position will conduct independent research and mentor postdoctoral fellows and other laboratory trainees.

Salary/benefits: This is a federal full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. Salary starts at $80k and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Job Requirements

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in developmental or cell biology and 3+ years of postdoctoral experience. Experience with stem cell biology, mouse embryology, and animal models is highly preferred. Outstanding publication record in the aforementioned areas, proven record of mentoring, evidence of teamwork, and excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Information and Application Process Instructions

How to apply: To submit a complete application package, interested persons should submit one combined PDF of their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a two-page statement of research background and interests to, with your name and Vacancy Announcement NR-108 in the subject line. Applicants must also arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent directly to Referees should include your name and NR-108 in the subject line of their email. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019, and the search will be closed once the position is filled. Incomplete applications (those not containing all required materials) will not be accepted or considered.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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