The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), both parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are accepting applications for several Tenure-Track or Senior Investigator positions for laboratory research related to brain tumors. These positions, which include both mid-level and senior positions, represent the core of a major expansion of the NIH Neuro-Oncology Program and constitute exciting opportunities to join a growing trans-institutional research team. The expanded Program will promote and support collaborations across the basic, translational, and clinical research spectrum to develop novel experimental therapeutics for individuals with primary central nervous system (CNS) malignancies. Areas of research laboratory focus will include: 1)The molecular and genetic study of primary glial neoplasms (including signal transduction pathways, tumor mutations, epigenetics, and other related aspects of tumor biology) with the ultimate goal of finding new therapies; 2) Investigations into the biology of brain tumor metabolism and as a therapeutic target; and 3) Brain tumor immunology and immunotherapy.
About NCI's Center for Cancer Research and the NINDS
The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is an intramural research component of the NCI. CCR's enabling infrastructure facilitates clinical studies at the NIH Clinical Center, the world's largest dedicated clinical research complex, and provides extensive opportunities for collaboration with other investigators at the forefront of medical research. This environment enables scientists and clinicians to undertake high-risk, high-impact, laboratory- and clinic-based investigations. Investigators are supported by a wide array of intellectual, technological, and research resources, including surgical and pathology facilities; animal facilities; and dedicated, high-quality technology cores. For an overview of CCR, please visit http://ccr.cancer.gov/.
Investigators in the NINDS intramural program conduct research in the basic, translational, and clinical neurosciences at the NINDS. Their specific interests cover a broad range of neuroscience research including neurobiology, neuroimmunology, and advanced brain imaging that have direct relevance to brain tumor research. More information about the NINDS intramural research program can be found at http://intra.ninds.nih.gov/.
The successful candidate should have a M.D. or Ph.D. degree and at least three years of post-doctoral training in a pertinent research area for tenure-track candidates. Applications from more senior investigators with an established research record are welcomed and encouraged. Highly qualified candidates will have experience in the development and execution of research projects, outstanding ability to lead a research team, and be highly collaborative. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Candidates may be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or eligible for a visa that will enable work in the U.S.
Please send curriculum vitae and statement of research interests to http://irp-positions.nih.gov/job/Neuro-OncInvestigators. Review of applications will begin on or about February 1, 2015 and the positions will remain open until filled. DHHS, NIH, NCI, and NINDS are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers that value and foster diversity throughout the entire organization.