The Signal Transduction Laboratory of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina is recruiting a Staff Scientist for the Inositol Signaling Group under the leadership of Dr. Stephen Shears, Principal Investigator. The Group’s goal is to unravel the molecular mechanisms of inositol phosphate actions at the interface of cell-signaling and metabolic homeostasis. Consequently, we are seeking a scientist with a strong track record in biochemistry, who also has experience in: metabolomics, working with radioisotopes, HPLC-analysis of small molecules, a comprehensive background in molecular biology (including use of lentivirus, qPCR, and CRISPR-Cas9), strong experience in cell biology (including cell culture, confocal microscopy, flow cytometry), and the development, management and use of animal models.
A Staff Scientist is a NIH employee generally appointed to a time-limited, renewable position to support the long-term research of a Principal Investigator. Staff Scientists do not receive independent resources, although they often work independently and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the laboratory. Staff Scientists should be capable of independently designing experiments, but do not have responsibilities for initiating new research programs. The Staff Scientist in this position will conduct independent research and mentor postdoctoral fellows and other laboratory trainees.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in either Biomedical Science, Biology, or Biochemistry, recent practical experience with inositol phosphate research, and the management and use of animal models, 3+ years of postdoctoral experience, an outstanding publication record in the areas described above, evidence of successfully working both independently and as a member of a team, and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Salary/benefits: This is a federal full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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