Tenure Track Position in Pain Research
National Institutes of Health - Baltimore, MD

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Vacancy Announcement

Tenure Track Position in Pain Research

Intramural Research Program
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Department of Health and Human Services

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), seeks an exceptional scientist for a tenure-track position to develop an independent basic, translational or clinical research program on the mechanisms of pain processing and its central modulation. The candidate will join a newly established and growing research program focused on the neural basis of pain perception and modulation, with the long-term goal of improving clinical management of chronic pain through the integration of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches.

Located on the NIH Bethesda campus within one of the largest and most active neuroscience communities in the world (neuroscience.nih.gov), the position offers exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with a diverse group of investigators with a wide range of interests relative to the study of pain. Basic research facilities are housed in the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, with new state-of-the art laboratories slated for completion in fall 2013. Clinical facilities are located in the NIH Clinical Center , the world’s largest hospital entirely devoted to biomedical research, with access to a world-renowned brain-imaging center, as well as the infrastructure necessary for patient recruitment and evaluation. As in academia, tenure track scientists have many opportunities to mentor outstanding trainees at all levels.

QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in the biomedical sciences and have an outstanding record of research accomplishments in the pain field as evidenced by publications in major peer-reviewed journals. Applicants may be in early or mid stages of their career. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa. Salary is commensurate with experience, and a full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave and savings plan (401 K equivalent).

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a CV, a three-page research plan, a one page description of their vision for future research and its potential impact, and the contact information for three professional references to: Ms. Belinda Davis at nccamirprecruit@mail.nih.gov . The applicant should also have three professional references sent to this email address. Email receipt of applications and inquiries is preferred; however, candidates needing reasonable accommodation may fax application materials to 301-480-3159.

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 25, 2013 which is 60 days from first public posting, and will be accepted until the position is filled. All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will not be released outside the NCCAM search process without a signed release from the applicant.

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.


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