Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is
recruiting an accomplished scientist to serve as Chief of the
Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch (BCBB)
Members of the BCBB
carry out methodologic research and collaborate broadly across
the Institute to address a wide range of questions related to
effects of the environment on human health. The Branch
currently has 4 tenured investigators, 1 tenure-track
investigator, 5 staff scientists and additional trainees, with
more recruitments anticipated. Research at NIEHS incorporates
both human- and laboratory-based studies including
epidemiology, genetics, epigenetics, toxicology, imaging, and
structural biology. This research provides both opportunities
and analytic challenges related to high-dimensional data.
The Branch Chief directs
their own independent research program, provides leadership,
and facilitates the research and collaborative activities of
Branch scientists. In addition to administrative oversight,
the Chief will supervise staff members, mentor tenure-track
investigators and post-doctoral fellows, and ensure the
scientific excellence of the Branch’s research portfolio. The
successful candidate must have a keen interest in synergizing
collaborations, both within the BCBB and with other Intramural
and National Toxicology Program investigators at NIEHS. The
Chief will lead the BCBB into new directions as biostatistics,
computational biology, and environmental science continue to
Qualifications: The ideal candidate
will have an outstanding record of publication, achievement,
and leadership, with broad interests in biostatistics and
computational biology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or
equivalent degree in statistics/biostatistics/computational
biology/bioinformatics or a related field, a record of
accomplishments commensurate with an academic rank of tenured
associate or full professor, and meet the requirements for
tenure at the NIH (https://oir.nih.gov/sourcebook/tenure-nih-intramural-research-program).
To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, resident
alien, or non-resident alien with, or eligible to obtain, a
valid employment-authorization visa.
Salary/Benefits: The Branch Chief will
be eligible for a tenured appointment with excellent start-up,
salary, and benefit packages.
How to Apply: Interested persons should
send a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a 3-page
statement of research interests, goals and
leadership/administrative experience, and contact information
for 3 references in one combined PDF, to Ms. Bonnie
firstname.lastname@example.org, citing Vacancy Announcement
DIR-AC1322 in the subject line. Incomplete applications
or paper applications will not be accepted. We will begin
evaluating applications on November 12, 2017. Applications
will be accepted until the position is filled.
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse
community in its training and employment programs.
HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity
Applications from women, minorities, and
persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.