Biostatistician and Computational Biologist (NIEHS)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking an experienced biostatistician to collaborate in the statistical design, analysis and interpretation of environmental health studies. Appointment will be at the rank of Staff Scientist in the Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch (BCBB) of the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). The scientific environment at NIEHS provides exciting opportunities for collaborating statisticians and computational scientists. Increasingly, research at NIEHS generates high-dimensional data from sources such as epidemiological, genomic, genetic, high-throughput screening, metabolomic and other “-omic” studies. This position will involve both the development and application of new statistical and computational methods.

The successful candidate will collaborate extensively with researchers in the DIR on a broad range of investigator-initiated basic, clinical, and population-based biomedical research to advance the science on the environment and human health. This position will work with investigators within the BCBB, and across the NIEHS.  They will both develop and apply new biostatistical methods, independently and in collaboration with a broad range of investigators.


Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


The successful candidates will have strong statistical and computational skills.  They need to be skilled in oral and written communication, and must have proven experience working productively with multidisciplinary teams of biologists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and/or clinical scientists. Experience with the analysis of high-dimensional data is desirable. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics, or have a Ph.D. or M.D. in a related field with demonstrated biostatistical experience.  Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment- authorization visa. For additional information, contact Dr. Alison Motsinger-Reif, Chief, Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch, at 984-287-3705 (


The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments with full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent).

How to Apply

Interested persons should email a combined single PDF with BCBB-SS in the subject line to that includes both their curriculum vitae and a two-page statement describing their research and collaboration experience. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference in PDF format sent directly to As there are other recruitments ongoing, please instruct your referees to include your name and BCBB-SS in the subject line of their email. Incomplete and paper applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the vacancy has been filled.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.