Tenure-Track Investigator (Epidemiology)


National Institute on Aging, Intramural Research Program


Baltimore, Maryland


To apply, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae and bibliography (including a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from other groups which are underrepresented in biomedical research), statement of research interest (one to two pages), and three letters of recommendation to: Jamie Hertzfelt, Intramural Program Specialist; Office of the Scientific Director, Vacancy # NIA-IRP-19-01, National Institute on Aging, NIH Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Blvd., Suite 100, Room 04C232, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, or email The first review of applications will begin on or about January 2, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


The National Institute on Aging (NIA), Intramural Research Program (IRP), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a tenure-track investigator (epidemiology) within the Longitudinal Studies Section (LSS) of the Translational Gerontology Branch (TGB), in Baltimore, Maryland. The position includes an attractive set-up package and operating budget, as well as access to comprehensive NIA core facilities and to the unique and extensive resources of the NIH.

The incumbent will develop an independent research program and will play a major role in training staff and postdoctoral fellows while maintaining research that is integrated within the TGB and the NIA. In addition, the incumbent is expected to be involved in the operational aspects of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA) and to conduct research on data generated from the BLSA. 

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. A full civil service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available. NIA may be able to pay relocation expenses. All employees of the federal Ggovernment are subject to the conflict-of-interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Additional information regarding the NIA, IRP is available at the following website:

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


Eligible candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D. (or M.D./Ph.D.) or equivalent doctoral degree in epidemiology or related fields with experience handling epidemiological studies. The position requires research experience in aging and age-related disease. An ideal candidate would have experience developing translational research from the findings of epidemiological studies.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of publications, scientific accomplishments, peer recognition, and interest in interdisciplinary research focused on the connection between the biological mechanisms of aging, the phenotypes of aging, and their role in conditioning the decline of physical and cognitive function that occur in many older persons. Applicants with a broad range of interests will be considered, but preference will be given to those with demonstrated experience in the areas of biomarkers of aging, novel state-of-the-art assessment of physical function and physical activity, and behavioral and environmental risk factors and relevant causal pathways that increase or decrease the chance of healthy and productive aging. 

The preferred applicant should have the ability to implement and collaborate in multidisciplinary research and should provide evidence of having the ability to collaborate across and between institutions, nationally and internationally. In addition, experience in the management of personnel and budget is desired.