Staff Scientist, Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory, NIEHS

The Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is recruiting a Staff Scientist for the Reproductive Developmental Biology Group headed by Dr. Humphrey Yao. The Reproductive Developmental Biology Group focuses on understanding the processes of male and female gonadal and reproductive tract development during embryogenesis and potential impact of endocrine disruptor exposure to reproductive organ formation in fetuses and fertility in adulthood.

We are seeking an experienced scientist with a proven track record in reproductive biology and expertise in ovarian development. The candidate must be familiar with a variety of techniques including use of mouse models, microdissection, molecular and cell biology, in vivo cell lineage tracing, confocal imaging, and genomic analyses. The candidate will assist the Principal Investigator in the development of new projects, project management, manuscript preparation, experimental design, and training of junior fellows.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a PhD with a scientific background in reproductive and developmental biology and a minimum of 5 years of postdoctoral training in the field. Extensive experience in genetically modified mouse models, gonad differentiation, comparative biology and genomics and documented experience in mentoring and training laboratory staff are required. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.

Salary/benefits: This is a federal, full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Equal Opportunity Employment: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Foreign Education: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on foreign education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website at http://www.naces.org/. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

Reasonable Accommodation: NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How to apply: Interested persons should submit their full curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a two-page statement of research background and interests as ONE (1) combined PDF to Ms. Bonnie Earnhardt at int-appls@niehs.nih.gov before July 31, 2019. Please reference Vacancy Announcement NR‑113 and your name in the subject line. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women, or persons from other groups which are underrepresented in biomedical research. To be eligible, applicants must also arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent directly to int‑appls@niehs.nih.gov. Referees should include your name and Vacancy Announcement NR‑113 in the subject line of their email. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2019. Incomplete applications (those not containing ALL required materials) and paper applications will not be accepted or considered.

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