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Vacancy Announcement


Genome Integrity & Structural Biology Laboratory
Division of Intramural Research
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

A Staff Scientist position is available in the Structural Cell Biology group of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS/NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. We are seeking a scientist with a strong track record in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or structural biology. The selected individual will help to creatively lead our progressive research program and will synergize with our multidisciplinary team that employs cell biology, structural biology (e.g. X-ray crystallography electron microscopy), and biochemical methods to investigate mechanisms of the maintenance of genome stability. The laboratory is also fully equipped molecular biology, cell culture, and protein chemistry laboratory, and has direct access to confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, mass-spectrometry, X-ray crystallographic data collection, crystallization, and Cryo-EM facilities. 

The Williams group is in the Laboratory (i.e. Department) of Genome Integrity and Structural Biology (GISBL) in the Division of Intramural Research, with investigators renowned for their contributions to the area of genome stability, protein-DNA, protein-RNA biology, structural biology and biochemistry. The exceptional research and training environment is coupled to the strong NIEHS/NIH infrastructure, and offers a highly supportive and interactive scientific atmosphere with many diverse areas of expertise. NIEHS is located in an especially attractive part of North Carolina that is central to prominent research institutions, and within driving distance of the North Carolina coast to the East and the Appalachian Mountains to the West.


The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D., with 4-5+ years of significant postdoctoral experience, and have a proven track record of leadership and accomplishment in either:  1) cellular and molecular biology of DNA damage responses, or 2) biochemistry and structural biology (X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM).


Salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate and full federal benefits apply.

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 all, or part of their education outside of the US 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 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

Applications will be accepted beginning June 11, 2018. This announcement will be open until filled. Please email with subject line “staff scientist position” your CV and the names of 3 references to:
Scott Williams, Principal Investigator and Deputy Chief
Genome Integrity and Structural Biology Laboratory
NIH/NIEHS, Maildrop F3-03
111 TW Alexander Dr
RTP, NC 27709

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This page last reviewed on June 22, 2018

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