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NIH - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Hamilton, Montana, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
NIH - National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Hamilton, Montana, United States
30+ days ago
Job Type
Min Education
Job Function
Academic Administration


Tenure-Track Investigator

Laboratory of Bacteriology

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Rocky Mountain Laboratories


The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the largest institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), conducts and supports a global program of research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.

The Laboratory of Bacteriology in the Division of Intramural Research within NIAID seeks an outstanding scientist to serve as a tenure-track investigator conducting research on Coxiella burnetii at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana. RML is located in the scenic Bitterroot Valley of southwestern Montana, providing easy access to some of the finest outdoor recreational opportunities in North America. See more information about RML (

The Laboratory of Bacteriology (LB) studies bacteria that cause important human infections, including intracellular and arthropod-borne bacterial pathogens. In addition, LB conducts research on antibiotic-resistant bacteria listed as serious or urgent threats in the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. The laboratory’s ultimate research goal is to identify novel or improved strategies to control bacterial diseases, including development of diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics. See more information about LB (

The ideal candidate will have expertise with C. burnetii host-pathogen interactions and be expected to develop a vigorous, independent research program on the biology and pathogenesis of C. burnetii infection. The incumbent is strongly encouraged to participate in clinical collaborations with investigators on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Independent resources are committed to the position, including start-up funding, space (dedicated biosafety level [BSL]-2 and shared BSL-3/4 laboratories), support personnel, and an annual budget for services, supplies, and salaries.

Laboratories at RML conduct high-impact, innovative basic and translational research on bacterial and viral agents with the goal of developing diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics. Research conducted at RML includes studies of vector/reservoir transmission, pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and host immune response of bacterial and viral pathogens of concern to global health. RML’s state-of-the-art facilities include BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories, animal facilities that can accommodate work with small animal, nonhuman primate, and small livestock models, and core facilities for genomics, bioinformatics, electron microscopy, and flow cytometry.




  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., D.V.M, M.D.) or equivalent in a relevant field
  • In addition to meeting this requirement, the ideal candidate will have a strong publication record demonstrating the potential for creative research.
  • Appointees may be a US citizen, Legal Permanent Resident or non-US citizen who are eligible for a valid work authorization.
  • This position is subject to a background investigation. Federal Select Agent clearance is also required.


To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically to the NIH Specialized Scientific Jobs ( portal:

  • Curriculum vitae, which should include a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving groups underrepresented in biomedical research, as defined by the Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity (
  • Two- to three-page description of your proposed individual research program
  • Description of your commitment to diversity in biomedical research, including your track record of mentoring, outreach activities, and future plans
  • One-page statement on how your proposed innovative research complements and will augment existing LB research programs
  • Names of three references

Salary is commensurate with experience, qualifications, and accomplishments. Women and people from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research are especially encouraged to apply.


A complete federal civil service package of benefits (including retirement plans, insurance plans for health and life, and Thrift Savings Plans [401k equivalent], is available.


Applications will be reviewed starting July 15, 2024, and will be accepted until the position is filled. 


For additional information about the position, contact Dr. Frank DeLeo, Chief, LB, at 


Visit NIAID Careers ( for more information about working at NIAID.


Applications from women, persons from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Job ID: 73551246

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