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April 8, 2013
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
The Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is recruiting outstanding tenure-track scientists (M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D.) active in any of the following research areas relevant to musculoskeletal biology or diseases of Bone, Cartilage, or Muscle at the basic, translational or clinical level.
- Biology of stem cells and regenerative medicine for the study of human disorders
- Regulation of gene expression or chromatin remodeling
- Tissue engineering and nanotechnology
Emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ demonstrated track record of high-quality research and the originality and promise of their future plans. Successful applicants will be expected to develop energetic, creative, independent research programs within an existing highly interactive scientific environment. The ideal candidate would benefit from pre-existing expertise within the NIAMS.
This position is located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. The NIAMS and the NIH offer tremendous depth and breadth of intellectual and technological resources, as well as opportunities for collaboration with investigators both within and outside of the NIH. The NIAMS is also a major user of the the NIH Clinical Research Center, a state-of-the-art research hospital on the campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. The research environment is highly conducive to advancing basic and translational research and highly collaborative, encouraging multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team science.
The mission of the NIAMS is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.
Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a short research interest statement (two pages maximum), a curriculum vitae and a complete bibliography, along with complete contact information for three references. Applications will be considered beginning May 1, 2013 until the position is filled.
Submit applications to:
Ms. Margaret Vincent – RE: Musculoskeletal Initiative
Building 31, Room 4C12
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda MD 20892
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.