Job title: Tenure Track Or Tenure Eligible For Biophysical Scientist Laboratory Of Chemical Physics
Job description: A tenure track (equivalent to Assistant Professor) or tenure-eligible (equivalent to Associate or Full Professor) position is available for an experimental or theoretical biophysical scientist to establish an independent research program in the Laboratory of Chemical Physics (LCP), NIDDK, NIH. We are especially interested in candidates who will develop a vigorous independent research program involving the application of physical methods to important problems in biology and biomedical science, and have a demonstrated track record of research excellence that is complementary to ongoing research in LCP. Current research includes: solution state NMR spectroscopy with an emphasis on methods development, structural and kinetic characterization of sparsely-populated states and molecular assembly (Ad Bax and Marius Clore); solid state NMR spectroscopy with an emphasis on the study of amyloid fibrils, protein self-assembly, and protein folding (Robert Tycko); single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy with applications to protein folding, binding, and aggregation (Hoi Sung Chung); picosecond X-ray crystallography and scattering, as well as femtosecond spectroscopy (Philip Anfinrud); theory of single molecule force and fluorescence spectroscopies (Attila Szabo); theory and simulations with emphasis on models for protein folding, misfolding and self-assembly (Robert Best); and drug discovery for sickle cell disease (William Eaton). Five of the 7 tenured principal investigators are members of the US National Academy of Sciences.
The Laboratory is located on the main campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland (https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/at-niddk/labs-branches/laboratory-chemical-physics/about) and is part of the intramural program of NIDDK (http://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/at-niddk/labs-branches/Pages/default.aspx). The NIH Intramural Program provides a highly interactive and interdisciplinary environment that is conducive for carrying out high risk, basic research with state-of-the-art core facilities and access to collaborators in both the basic and clinical sciences in almost every major area of biology and medicine. Stable research support for NIDDK intramural scientists is based on accomplishments.
Applicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree and have a demonstrated record of scientific achievement. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.
Location: Bethesda, MD
Job date: Sun, 06 Sep 2020 22:02:06 GMT