Institution (Location)
National Institutes of Health
Start Date
August 1, 2015
Position Description

The Division of Intramural Population Health Research
(DIPHR) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National
Institutes of Health (NIH), invites applications for the position of Staff
Scientist in the Epidemiology
Branch.  The Branch conducts cutting-edge
reproductive, perinatal and pediatric epidemiologic research focusing on
genetic and environmental determinants of human reproduction, pregnancy and
child health, along with innovative methodological research.  Staff Scientists in the Epidemiology Branch are expected to have sophisticated
epidemiological research knowledge and skills to function independently under
the general direction of a Senior Investigator and as a part of a research
team.  Candidates will be evaluated with
regard to their ability to support and contribute to Investigator led
collaborative epidemiology research. 


The successful applicant will be expected to assist in the
development of relevant etiological hypotheses, study protocols, analytical
plans, and institutional review board packages necessary for successful study
completion as well as preparation of scientific papers and other related work
as required. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills (both
oral and written), and strong quantitative epidemiologic training and related
experience and research interest in diabetes and/or women’s health.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in epidemiology
or a closely related field, and additional years of postdoctoral experience
relevant to the position, excellent oral and written communication skills, and
relevant refereed publications. 
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in
women’s health, and/or determinants, etiology, or health consequences of
diabetes, obesity, and comorbidities based on a life course approach as
evidenced by training and publications in peer reviewed journals. 

How to Apply

Federal benefits including salary, leave, health and life insurance, long-term
care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent) will be
provided.  Salary will be commensurate
with training and experience.


Questions about the position can be addressed by Dr. Cuilin
Zhang, Senior Investigator, Epidemiology Branch, at [email protected].  Interested individuals should email a cover
letter describing research interests and professional accomplishments,
curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references


Kaye Beall

Program Analyst, DIPHR, NICHD

6100 Executive Blvd, Room 7B05,
Rockville, MD 20852

Email: [email protected]


Applications received by February 1, 2015 will be considered
for a first round of interviews, but applications will be accepted until all
available positions are filled. 


The HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.