Staff Scientist, The Division of Intramural Research

Staff Scientist


The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is seeking to recruit an outstanding Staff Scientist for the Population Sciences Branch (PSB) in Framingham, Massachusetts, site of the Framingham Heart Study.

Specialized expertise should include significant experience in large-scale data analysis with specific expertise in analysis of large genetic and genomic datasets including transcriptomic (array profiling and RNA-seq), and DNA methylation data. Experience applying statistical techniques to phenotypes and genetic/genomic data from human populations is required.  

The candidates must hold an M.D. or Ph.D. degree or equivalent with at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience. A good track record of productivity judged by peer reviewed publications is required. The successful candidate must have a strong background in genetic epidemiology.

The PSB conducts genetic and genomic research focused on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its major risk factors.  PSB research leverages the exceptional genotype and phenotype resources of the Framingham Heart Study (FHS). To foster new scientific opportunities, PSB participates in multiple academic collaborations and international consortia to further the efforts of its research.  A particular area of strong focus is integrative multidimensional “omics” research because of the wealth of existing phenotypic, genotypic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and DNA methylation resources that can be leveraged to maximize the impact of this investment in population science.

The existing faculty in the DIR/NHLBI is an outstanding group of internationally recognized biomedical researchers covering a wide range of basic and clinical research topics (please see complemented by the other research institutes within the DIR (please see

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments. 

Appointees may be US citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa. 

Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applicants should send:

  1. A 1-2 page descriptive letter of interest and research proposal,
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae and complete bibliography
  3. 3 letters of reference

Applications will be accepted via email only. To apply, please email your CV and supporting documentation listed above to Tammy Markus at

HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

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