Staff Scientist - Eye and Central Nervous System Immunity
National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Position Description: The National Eye Institute (NEI),
Intramural Research Program (IRP), a component of the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist in the
Molecular Immunology Section (MIS), Laboratory of Immunology (LI)
in Bethesda, Maryland. The MIS conducts basic and translational
research that will result in better understanding and clinical
amelioration of sight-threatening ocular inflammatory and
The Staff Scientist will be responsible for designing and
conducting research in three major areas pertaining to
understanding of molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate
host immunity in the eye and central nervous system (CNS).
Particular emphasis is on: (i) mechanisms that regulate lymphocyte
development and cell-fate decisions; (ii) identifying and
characterizing lymphocyte subsets that mediate or suppress CNS
autoimmune diseases; (iii) Developing Biologics and cell-based
therapies for CNS inflammatory diseases, such as Uveitis, Multiple
Sclerosis and Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
The incumbent will have a major role in assisting the Section
Chief in project management, training postdoctoral fellows and
postbaccalaureate students and preparing data for publication.
Excellent written and oral (English) communication skills are
Qualifications: The successful individual must have a Ph.D.
and/or M.D. with at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience. The
individual should also have expertise in multi-dimensional flow
cytometry, especially in the analysis of primary human and mouse
immune cells. Proficiency in next generation sequencing techniques
such as RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq, ChIP-Seq and Chromosome conformation
capture (3-C, Hi-C) is highly desirable.
Salary is commensurate with research experience and
accomplishments. A full Civil Service package of benefits
(including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance,
Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. All
employees of the Federal Government are subject to conflict of
interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of
Ethical Conduct. Additional information regarding the MIS Section
is available at: https://irp.nih.gov/pi/charles-egwuagu .
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae ,
bibliography and statement of research interests to: Charles E.
Egwuagu, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health,
Building 10, Room 10N248G, 10 Center Drive, MSC 1857, Bethesda,
Maryland 20892-1857 USA or E-mail: email@example.com
DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its
training and employment programs and encourages the application and
nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with
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