National Institutes of Health

NINDS: Tenure Track Investigator, Intramural Stroke Branch

NINDS, Stroke Branch

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is searching for an outstanding translational investigator for a Tenure Track Investigator position as part of the NINDS Intramural Stroke Branch. The successful individual will be expected to develop and direct a lab-based research program. We are particularly interested in investigators with an interest in basic mechanisms of stroke and related diseases using pre-clinical models. Investigators should be interested in translating these findings toward potential applications to humans and using results from humans to stimulate new pre-clinical studies. The individual will have excellent skills in structuring an original, productive, and important research program. They must have excellent communication skills. A Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. D.V.M.., Pharm. D., M.D. degree, or equivalent doctoral degree is required. The individual should have demonstrated independent research skills and the ability to help build their own research program.

With the arrival of a new Branch Chief in 2021, the Stroke Branch is in a period of exciting revitalization and is searching for an outstanding scientist with an innovative research track record in basic/translational problems related to stroke using pre-clinical models. Interest in cerebral small vessel disease or vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia would also fit in well with the scientific goals of the Branch. The Stroke Branch has advanced both basic and clinical science in its laboratories on the Bethesda, MD intramural research campus and through strong collaborations with local area hospitals. The focus of the Stroke Branch going forward will include both basic/translational and clinical/epidemiological innovative research program(s) in all aspects of stroke, acute traumatic brain injury, and/or vascular cognitive impairment. The NINDS Stroke Branch has already made important basic and translational contributions to our understanding of stroke and related disease.

The Division of Intramural Research at NINDS boasts strong programs in movement disorders, neuroimmunology, neurogenetics, cortical plasticity, surgical neurology, and neuroimaging relevant to neurological disorders and stroke. There is a large and active basic neuroscience community in NINDS and within the larger neuroscience community at NIH, which has outstanding programs in ion channel biophysics, synaptic physiology, neural circuit function, as well as cell and developmental biology.

Laboratory facilities, shared research facilities, research funds, and salary are competitive with premier academic institutions. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Full civil service benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) package is available. NIH is committed to enhancing diversity at all levels and a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity in science is also important.

Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae (CV) including bibliography and description of research interests, and three references. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women or other underrepresented groups in biomedical research. Applications will be accepted beginning November 28, 2022. Review of applications is expected to begin January 27, 2023 and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired. All materials should be sent to: Pat Lyall at

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

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Last updated: 2022-12-23