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Earl Stadtman Investigator Program

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 innovative, 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.

Selection Process

Search committees composed of subject-matter experts review and evaluate applicants based on the following criteria: publication record, potential scientific impact of current and proposed research, scientific vision, demonstrated independence, and honors and awards. Selected applicants are nominated as candidates for Earl Stadtman tenure-track positions. The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) then selects candidates that fit its research areas to interview and present seminars open to the public. After that step, the DCEG leadership chooses some or all of those candidates for hire based on the Division’s research requirements and funding.


Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D., Psy. D., D.D.S./D.M.D., D.V.M., D.O., R.N./Ph.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. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa.


Meet New DCEG Stadtman Investigator

Tongwu Zhang is an Earl Stadtman investigator in the Biostatistics Branch.

Tongwu Zhang, Ph.D., is DCEG's newest Earl Stadtman Investigator.

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 opportunities to mentor and train outstanding fellows at all levels.

How to Apply

Each year, the application process opens at the beginning of August and closes at the end of September. Please keep checking the NIH Stadtman website around that time for instructions and a link to the open application. In the meantime, learn about Earl Stadtman investigators in DCEG above.

Learn More About the Program

Read the inspiring story of Earl and Thressa Stadtman's research. You can find more information about the NIH and its policies on the NIH Intramural Research Program website. Specific questions regarding this recruitment effort may be directed to Dr. Roland Owens, Assistant Director, NIH Office of Intramural Research.

For questions specific to DCEG, please contact Dr. Jackie Lavigne, Director of the DCEG Office of Education.

DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers

The NIH and NCI are dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourage the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. 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.