Staff Scientist Positions in Laboratory of Computational Biology

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a major component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human services, has openings for multiple Staff Scientist positions in the Laboratory of Computational Biology, led by Dr. Bernard Brooks.

Position: Staff Scientist
Program: Laboratory of Computational Biology (LCB), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Campus: NIH Bethesda campus and/or Twinbrook campus
Research area keywords: Computer science, mathematics, biophysics, computational chemistry, macromolecular simulation, electron microscopy, scientific computing, high performance computing, protein docking, free energies, electrostatics, force field
Number of positions: 1-3
C.V. required: Yes
Number of references required: 3
Bibliography required: Yes, as part of the curriculum vitae

Experience required: Applicants must have a Ph.D. and be actively engaged in research in one or more of the research area keywords as demonstrated by their publication record. Strong knowledge of Linux-based scientific computing systems is required. Applicants must also possess knowledge of networks and storage systems used in high performance and scientific computing systems. Experience as a system administrator in a research environment and with various scientific software packages (e.g. Matlab, Mathematica) is strongly desired.

Position description: The NHLBIís LCB is seeking to hire 1-3 outstanding Staff Scientists to perform a roughly equal mixture of collaborative science and computational scientific support. The selected candidatesí assignments will be determined by LCB program needs and the individualís research interests and skills. The fraction of effort for science vs. support is negotiable. Starting salary will be based on experience and will be at a minimum of $90,000 per year plus a full array of federal benefits.

The selectee(s) will develop and refine computational models and methods to further the LCB scientific mission across a variety of scientific disciplines including but not limited to computational biophysics, computational chemistry, electron microscopy, or image processing. Detailed knowledge and experience with all subject areas is not required. Selectees will also maintain and support hardware and software used in the center as well as assist users with scientific computing needs. This task will include maintaining, managing, and further developing high performance computing resources such as the LCBís LoBoS system ( and other computational resources used in the laboratory.

How to apply:
To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names and addresses of three references to:

Ms. Mary E. Cornio
Laboratory of Computational Biology Phone: 301-496-8962
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute e-mail:
5635 Fishers Lane Suite T-900 Fax: 301-480-6496
Rockville, MD 20892-9314

Applications will be accepted until January 30th, 2016.

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