Tenure-Track / Tenure-Eligible Investigator

National Institutes of Health
Hamilton, Montana
Jun 28, 2018
Aug 27, 2018
Sarah Cavanaugh
Organization Type

Tenure-Track / Tenure-Eligible Investigator

Laboratory of Bacteriology

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services


The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is seeking an outstanding scientist for a tenure-track/tenure-eligible position to conduct independent research on antibiotic resistance and/or with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Laboratory of Bacteriology (LB), located on NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories campus in Hamilton, Montana.  

The successful candidate is expected to implement and direct a vigorous, independent research program in one or more areas aligned with the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, including host-pathogen interactions, bacterial virulence mechanisms, and novel vaccines and therapeutics for bacterial diseases. The new program should have potential for translational research. Candidates must have a Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field and relevant postdoctoral experience. Independent resources including space, support personnel, one-time start-up funds, and an annual budget for services, supplies, and salaries are committed to the position.

LB conducts high-impact, innovative research with multiple human bacterial pathogens, including some listed as serious or urgent threats in the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria—e.g., methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. The ultimate goal of our research is to identify novel or improved strategies to control bacterial diseases, including the development of diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics.  

RML’s state-of-the-art facilities include a BSL-3 facility; a BSL-4 laboratory and animal facility that can accommodate work with small animal, nonhuman primate, and small livestock infection models; and core facilities for genomics, electron microscopy, and flow cytometry. RML is located in the scenic Bitterroot Valley of western Montana with easy access to some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities in North America. See more information on the LB website.

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full package of benefits (including retirement and health, life, and long-term care insurance) is available. Women and underrepresented minority scientists are especially encouraged to apply. U.S. citizenship is not required.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (CV), bibliography, and two- to three-page description of the proposed research program. Additionally, three letters of reference must be sent directly from the referees. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research. All application materials should be submitted to Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh at NIAIDDIRSearch@NIAID.NIH.GOV.

Completed applications will be reviewed starting August 27, 2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information about the position, contact Dr. Frank DeLeo, Chief, LB, at FDeLeo@niaid.nih.gov.

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