The NIH Intramural Research Program annually considers candidates to be named Earl Stadtman Investigators. These tenure-track level positions are for creative, independent thinkers eager to take on high-risk, high-impact research. Applicants are asked to share their ideas for a novel research program, their career aspirations, and how they would contribute to the NIH mission. The areas of active recruitment include basic, clinical, epidemiological, and population sciences research.
The Scientific Directors of the NIH’s 23 intramural programs, and the search committee chairs work together to identify the finalists to be recruited as Earl Stadtman Investigators. The National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) selects successful candidates as tenure-track investigators for its research programs. DCEG conducts a national and international program of multidisciplinary, population- and family-based studies to discover the genetic and environmental determinants of cancer and new approaches to cancer prevention.
Qualifications/eligibility: Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree and have an outstanding record of research accomplishments as evidenced by publications in major peer-reviewed journals. Preference is given to applicants who are in the early stages of their research careers; only non-tenured applicants are considered. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.
Salary: Successful candidates are offered competitive salaries commensurate with experience and qualifications, and they are assigned ample research space and resources, supported positions and an operating budget. Scientists focus entirely on their research with ample opportunities to mentor and train outstanding fellows at all levels.
How to apply: The NIH online application accepts applications between August and October each year. The application process for 2013 closed on Tuesday, October 1.
The inspiring story of Earl and Thressa Stadtman's research is at: http://history.nih.gov/exhibits/stadtman/. More information about the NIH Intramural Research Program is at http://intramural.nih.gov/search/index and http://sourcebook.od.nih.gov/sci-prgms/sci-prgms-toc.htm.