Job Posting: Tenure Track or Tenure-Eligible Position, Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD

Rachel Howell
October 22, 2014

A tenure track or tenure-eligible position is available for an individual who is interested in developing an independent research program, or has a demonstrated track record of research excellence, in an area of modern mechanistic molecular biology. Current research in this laboratory includes such diverse areas as chromatin-based gene regulation, DNA recombination and repair, bacterial cell division, muscle development, protein trafficking, and structural biology in a wide spectrum of systems.

The laboratory is located on the main campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The Senior Scientists in the laboratory are: Susan Buchanan, Robert Craigie, Fred Dyda, Gary Felsenfeld, Martin Gellert, Michael Krause, Kiyoshi Mizuuchi, Wei Yang, and Yihong Ye. This Laboratory ( is part of the intramural program of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases ( and provides a highly interactive environment with expertise in molecular, cellular, biochemical and biophysical techniques. NIDDK supports a wide range of basic biomedical research, including several state of the art core facilities. The NIH intramural research program offers many advantages, including stable funding, the ability to do high risk research, and access where desired to clinical collaborators.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and have demonstrated expertise and a record of achievement. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.

To apply:
Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and list of publications, copies of no more than 5 publications, and a separate document that combines a summary of graduate and postdoctoral research accomplishments with a plan for future research. Numerical indices such as impact factors or citation numbers will not be taken into consideration, and should not be included in the application. Applicants should also have three letters of reference submitted. All material should be emailed as pdf files to: 

Dr. Michael Lichten, Chair
Laboratory of Molecular Biology Search Committee
C/O Linda Robinson

The review of applications will begin on or around December 15, 2014. 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