Staff Scientist - Animal Program Director

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Staff Scientist - Animal Program Director

Staff Scientist - Animal Program Director
Baltimore, Maryland

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist-Facility Head who will serve as the Animal Program Director for the NIA Intramural Research Program (IRP), as well as Section Chief of the Comparative Medicine Section (CMS) of the Research Resources Branch (RRB). The incumbent will be responsible for an AAALAC accredited animal care and use program and for support of the animal research programs in the Institute, studying animal models of development and aging, and interventions to prevent or alleviate aging-related deficits. The supervisory and regulatory responsibilities of this position require the applicant to hold a veterinary degree (D.V.M., V.M.D., or equivalent degree) with certification or eligibility for board certification in laboratory animal medicine or veterinary pathology.

Applicants must have a proven record of management of an animal research program. The expertise and experience should include, but not be limited to interaction and cooperation with scientific staff in a manner that promotes and facilitates their scientific programs. Duties will include cost-effective breeding and maintaining numerous transgenic and knockout lines (currently in excess of 600) including "difficult" lines, collaboration with scientific staff in effective production and import of new genetically manipulated lines, and, especially, in maintaining a current and accurate database on the colony status. The incumbent will oversee animal health surveillance and maintain both a barrier facility and a quarantine area. The incumbent will perform animal surgery and teach appropriate procedures to animal care and technical staff. Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments. The salary range for Staff Scientists is $82,961 - $166,430. A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available. Additional information regarding the NIA, IRP and the RRB is available at the following websites: and To apply: Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Peggy Grothe, Intramural Program Specialist; Office of the Scientific Director; National Institute on Aging, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100- Room 04C232, Baltimore, MD 21224-6825. Applications must be received by September 30, 2008. Please include the following vacancy number in all correspondence: Vacancy # NIA-IRP-08-09. If additional information is needed, please call 410-558-8012 or email: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%67%72%6f%74%68%65%70%40%6d%61%69%6c%2e%6e%69%68%2e%67%6f%76%22%3e%67%72%6f%74%68%65%70%40%6d%61%69%6c%2e%6e%69%68%2e%67%6f%76%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).