Biological Sciences, Physics: Optics and Laser, Physics: Spectroscopy
A tenure track (equivalent to Assistant Professor) or tenure-eligible (equivalent to Associate or Full Professor) position is available for an experimental or theoretical biophysical scientist to establish an independent research program in the Laboratory of Chemical Physics (LCP), NIDDK, NIH. We are especially interested in candidates who will develop a vigorous independent research program involving the application of physical methods to biomedical problems and have a demonstrated track record of research excellence that is complementary to ongoing research in LCP. Current research includes: solution state NMR spectroscopy with an emphasis on methods development, structural and kinetic characterization of sparsely-populated states and molecular assembly (Ad Bax and Marius Clore); solid state NMR spectroscopy with an emphasis on the study of amyloid fibrils, protein self-assembly, and protein folding (Robert Tycko); single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy with applications to protein folding, binding, and aggregation (Hoi Sung Chung); picosecond X-ray crystallography and scattering, as well as femtosecond spectroscopy (Philip Anfinrud); theory of single molecule force and fluorescence spectroscopies (Attila Szabo); theory and simulations with emphasis on models for protein folding, misfolding and self-assemblies (Robert Best); and drug discovery for sickle cell disease (William Eaton). Four of the eight LCP principal investigators are members of the US National Academy of Sciences.
Applicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree and have a demonstrated record of scientific achievement. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa. Applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a summary of research accomplishments, copies of three most significant publications and a brief statement of future research goals. Junior applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the Chair of the Search Committee. Senior applicants should provide the names of three reference letter writers. All applications should be submitted electronically to:
Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.
The LCP Search Committee will review received applications on or around December 7, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the experience of the applicant.
DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are commensurate with the experience of the applicant.
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