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Microbiome and Health BehaviorsPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Mar-18
This position is located at the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The trainee will work within the Nursing Research and Translational Science (NRTS) within the Nursing Department. We are an interdisciplinary team broadly focused on health behavior, self-management of chronic diseases, health disparities and evidence-based practice/translational science. We seek individuals who are interested in translational science from “bench to bedside” and “beyond,” including community-based studies. This is a full-time appointment with year-to-year renewal based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
The post-doctoral trainee will primarily support protocols examining the human microbiome. One protocol is in analysis now. This study examined individuals with alcohol use disorder with specimens collected during a 28-day detoxification program. Another protocol is examining sleep disturbances/insomnia in this same population. You may have the opportunity to be involved in other community-based participatory research clinical protocols in various phases of development and implementation, based on your interests and the needs of the department.
Fellows will receive multidisciplinary training and mentorship at NIH. They will be encouraged to participate in professional development trainings, including grant writing, scientific writing, and mentorship trainings offered through the Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) and other entities. Our interdisciplinary training program is designed to provide experiences that foster the development of skills necessary to conduct independent research.
Specific duties include:
Candidates should have a PhD in biological sciences, bio-behavioral sciences, or a related field and will have completed coursework in statistics and research methods. Candidates must have less than five years of post-doctoral experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience as well as NIH guidelines for Intramural Research Training Awards (IRTAs).
*Training will be made available as needed.To Apply:
Candidates should send the following by mail or e-mail to the contact listed below: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of research interests (no more than 3 pages, 3) two to three letters of reference, 4) unofficial transcripts for undergraduate and graduate degrees, and 5) a writing sample (peer-reviewed publication or paper submitted for a course which demonstrates scientific writing skills). Note: official transcripts may be requested if selected for an interview. Applicants need not have completed their doctoral training prior to applying.
Dr. Nancy Ames
Applications received by April 5, 2019 will be given priority but the application will remain open until April 30, 2019.
HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.