The Cardiovascular Disease Section (CDS), an Intramural Research Program within the Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist position. The successful candidate will become part of a vibrant research environment at NIH-NHGRI and join Dr. Gibbons’ multi-disciplinary research team composed of research fellows, staff, and students with a range of expertise including: genetics, epidemiology, health disparities research, bioinformatics, systems biology, clinical science, computational biology, and molecular medicine.
The Cardiovascular Disease Section conducts research particularly that elucidates human systems biology, bio-social interactions, and molecular networks that mediate the predisposition of individuals of African ancestry to cardio-metabolic disorders. The conceptual framework of the program seeks to integrate a multi-level approach that incorporates both systems biology and a socio-ecologic model in understanding the multi-dimensional determinants of ancestry-related differences in health and disease. For more details on Dr. Gibbon’s research program, please visit: https://www.genome.gov/27557487/gibbons-scientific-summary/.
The staff scientist position requires organizational skills, attention to detail, initiative, effective communication, as demonstrated in presentations and publications, and an aptitude for multi-tasking. Exposure and experience with population-based research, extensive programming in R or SAS, experience collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators, and evidenced authorship and co-authorship of publications, is also essential.
Qualified candidates should be highly motivated and have a doctoral degree with research experience and training in one of the following: genetics, genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, computational biology, systems biology, bioinformatics, molecular biology or a related field. Four years of previous post-doctoral research experience in at least one of these fields is highly desirable. The staff scientist position is afforded significant intellectual autonomy within the Cardiovascular Disease Section and plays a leadership role in: being an active investigator, engaging in the oversight of research projects by trainees, and supervising research personnel and the operational management of the laboratory.
Interested applicants should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, a detailed letter of interests, and three letters of references to email@example.com. When sending your information., please indicate ‘Applicant for Staff Scientist’ in the subject heading. The closing date for all applications is June 30, 2018.
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