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Current Job Opportunities

Head, National Institutes of Health Stem Cell Technology Facility

The Head of the NIH Stem Cell Technology Facility (STCF) will establish and direct the facility as an intramural program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The STCF is part of a new phase of the NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine, an NIH Common Fund program.

Each applicant must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field and be a recognized expert and accomplished leader in the field of stem cell biology. S/he must have a strong track record in generating and working with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), embryonic stem cells, and/or adult stem cells, investigating their biology, differentiation to distinct cell types, screening using small molecules or other modalities, and potential iPSC therapeutic applications.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. A full package of benefits, including retirement, health, life, long-term care insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan, is available.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested individuals should send a CV with bibliography, a vision statement for directing the STCF, and the names of up to five references to

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Posted Jan. 15, 2015.

Senior Scientist, Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation

NCATS seeks qualified applicants with scientific, administrative and leadership credentials who can lead and manage research programs in the Probe Development Branch, Toxicology in the 21st Century program, trans-NIH RNA Interference Screening Facility, and Assay Development and Chemistry Technology groups, as well as consult with the NCATS scientific director on the future progress, growth and expansion of these respective research areas. Additionally, the senior scientist personally will lead the biology component of a multidisciplinary chemical probe development project team focused on developing novel assay technologies and applying them to high-throughput screening campaigns, cheminformatics analysis, and medicinal chemistry optimization of novel chemical probes of biological functions and pathways. There also will be emphasis on using biophysical assays as orthogonal assays to validate screening leads.

Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences and appropriate educational and research background in chemistry with a strong scientific knowledge and demonstrated expertise in biology and/or medicinal chemistry. The successful individual also should possess leadership and managerial skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

The current senior scientist salary range is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full package of benefits, including retirement, health, life, long-term care insurance, and a Thrift Savings Plan, is available.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a brief description of research and administrative experience, a current CV and bibliography, names and contact information of five references, and a 1–2 page vision statement. Applicants can submit their applications to

This recruitment will post for a period of 30 days, with applications and supplemental information being accepted April 20–29, 2015. The application review process will begin on May 4, 2015.

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Posted April 13, 2015.

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