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Staff Scientist (Laboratory of Molecular Genetics)

The Laboratory of Molecular Genetics (LMG) at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking a staff scientist. The LMG is located in the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and pursues cutting-edge approaches to the study of human hereditary hearing loss and hereditary syndromes involving deafness. The LMG takes a broad scientific approach, including family studies directed toward mapping and identifying genes that cause human hearing loss, as well as the development of mouse models to study the mechanisms of pathogenesis. A major focus of the LMG includes functional investigations involving biochemical, molecular, and cell biological studies of the wild-type and mutant gene products, with an aim of developing therapies for specific forms of hearing loss.

The successful candidate for this position is expected to be an expert scientist with strong critical thinking skills and expertise in cutting-edge biochemical and molecular biological methods. The newly appointed staff scientist will work collaboratively and interactively to contribute to the lab’s research, including authorship and co-authorship on publications of ongoing research.

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., or an equivalent degree.
  • Have relevant postdoctoral experience in biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • Have a compelling publication record that demonstrates productivity in biochemistry.
  • Assist in the design of research projects and carry out experiments.
  • Collaborate effectively.
  • Contribute to the training and mentoring of new lab members.
  • Possess effective oral and written English communication skills.
  • Publish findings in a timely manner.

The NIDCD is committed to providing an outstanding scientific and training environment in which every lab member gives and receives high-quality feedback, shares expertise with others, and contributes to a highly productive and exciting scientific environment.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should email their curriculum vitae with bibliography, along with contact information for three references, to:

Thomas B. Friedman, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
Section on Human Genetics
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health

HHS, NIH, and NIDCD are Equal Opportunity Employers. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Last Updated Date: 
October 10, 2018