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Tenure-Track Investigator (Clinical) - Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences (LEPS)


Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Institute on Aging

Intramural Research Program

Tenure-Track Investigator (Clinical)

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), Intramural Research Program (IRP), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking applications from talented and highly motivated individuals for a Tenure-Track Investigator (Clinical) position in the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences (LEPS), located in the Biomedical Research Center (BRC) in Baltimore, MD. The position would be within the Health Disparities Research Section (HDRS).

LEPS performs integrative and translational public health research spanning aspects of biologic, genetic, biomarker, and behavioral investigations that arise in diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic adult populations. LEPS performs aging research using large established population-based life-course studies, clinical trials, publicly available databases, and experimental approaches. Current LEPS research interests focus on multi-dimensional approaches to study aging in the whole person.

The overall research goal of the HDRS is to conduct interdisciplinary research focused on examining health disparities in morbidity and mortality associated with race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. These goals are accomplished by investigating the underlying factors driving the development of age-associated health disparities.  Among other study populations, our study, Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span (HANDLS), provides a cohort for these investigations.

Eligible candidates must have a M.D. or D.O. or equivalent medical degree. Candidates are preferred if they are Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, or related fields, and if they are licensed to practice medicine in the United States. Also, candidates are preferred with interests, background, and expertise in examining the role of social determinants for health in age-related health disparities within the context of biologic transduction pathways.  Additional preferences are for candidates with relevant research experience in aging-related community-engaged field research, physiology, cognition, behavior, personality, or specialties such as genetic counseling, endocrinology, or cardiology. Candidates should have demonstrated knowledge and experience in multivariable and longitudinal statistical approaches to epidemiologic data, and fluency with programs such as R for analyzing data.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available.  All employees of the Federal Government are subject to the conflict-of-interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Additional information regarding the NIA/IRP is available at the following website:

Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Employees providing healthcare or services in support of healthcare (Healthcare Workforce) may be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because they are expected to perform duties that put them in contact or potential contact with patients. We may request COVID-19 vaccination, and other vaccination documentation from Healthcare Workforce personnel at any point during the onboarding process or at any time during your employment with NIH.

To apply, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae and bibliography (including a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from other groups which are underrepresented in biomedical research), statement of research interests and vision (1-2 pages) in a single PDF, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation directly sent to: Angela Prazak, Program Specialist, Office of the Scientific Director, National Institute on Aging; Vacancy #NIA-IRP-22-02-AP; via email: Applications, including letters of recommendation (sent directly from the letter writer), must reference the Vacancy #NIA-IRP-22-02-AP for consideration. The second round of reviews is expected to occur on or about September 7, 2022; however, applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.


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