Physician-Scientist Investigator Recruitment
Genetic Disease Research Branch

National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services

The Genetic Disease Research Branch (GDRB) of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) provides unparalleled opportunities for investigators to develop world-class research programs in genetics and genomics. The Branch is pleased to announce that it is seeking to recruit a new clinical tenure-track or tenure-eligible investigator to pursue an innovative, independent program in molecular translational research as part of this group of highly interactive and supportive investigators.

The successful candidate should have a strong interest in developing an active clinical research program that capitalizes on genetic or genomic approaches to understand the mechanisms of human disease. Current GDRB faculty members use a variety of approaches to study the regulation and function of genes involved in development and homeostasis in humans and model organisms, with the goal of providing insight into human diseases. We welcome applications from clinicians with a wide range of backgrounds and interests, including those that complement the interests of our current faculty.

The successful candidate will take advantage of interactions with a highly collegial group of scientists within NHGRI and on the NIH campus as a whole. In addition, they will have access to NHGRI's outstanding core laboratories and the unique resources of the NIH Clinical Center, the world's largest hospital dedicated entirely to clinical research. This position includes a generous start-up allowance, an ongoing commitment of research space, laboratory resources, and positions for personnel and trainees.

Candidates should have an M.D., an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, as well as advanced clinical and laboratory training and a record of accomplishments. The preferred candidate will be expected to meet the requirements for authorization of patient care privileges by the Credentialing Services of the NIH Clinical Center. Medical graduates with substantial experience and achievements in clinical research are also encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a three-page description of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation through our online application system, at

Applications will be reviewed starting April 15, 2011 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information on GDRB and NHGRI's Intramural Program, please see Specific questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Dr. Steven Holland, the Search Chair, at Questions may also be directed to Dr. Leslie Biesecker, the GDRB Branch Chief, at

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage applications from women and minorities.

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Posted: February 8, 2011