NIDA seeks to hire geneticist to build human genetics program: V

Thu Apr 4 19:46:37 EST 2002

Dear Colleague:

The Genetics and Molecular Neurobiology Research Branch at the
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) seeks to hire a program director or Health Scientist
Administrator to foster and expand NIDA's current extramural 
program in the molecular genetics of addiction vulnerability in 
humans. The incumbent will be considered the resident expert in 
human genetics and is responsible for independently organizing an 
extramural research program in the genetic mechanisms 
underlying addiction vulnerability in human. This includes 
administering research grants, training grants, fellowship grants, 
and research development contracts in these area; providing 
technical leadership to other personnel in the Institute, as
well as to investigators throughout the country. In addition, the
incumbent is responsible for developing new initiatives, responding 
to congressional mandates, representing NIDA at interagency 
meetings, and serving on national councils and committees 
concerning genetics research.  As such the incumbent will have a 
large impact on the direction of genetics research at NIDA
and NIH.

The position is full time with a salary range between $ 66,229.00 - 
$101,742.00 depending upon experience   In addition to above 
salary, Physician's Comparability Pay, Recruitment Bonus, or 
Relocation Allowance of up to 25 percent may be paid.  The 
position is located in Bethesda, MD. Minimum qualifications for 
this position is a Ph.D. in genetics or post-doctoral training in 

The opening date for the position is  04/02/2002 with  07/29/2002 as
the closing date.

NIH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position 
will be based solely on merit, without discrimination for non-merit 
reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, 
marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, age 
or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.  

for complete announcement for and link to apply online Vacancy
Announcement NIDA 02-0027 ).

For a recent review on the genetics of addiction see  Nestler EJ
(2000) Genes and addiction. Nat Genet 26:277-281
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Please address inquiries and applications to

Maryann Postorino
National Institutes of Health
NIDA Human Resources Office
6001 Executive Blvd.
Room 5128 Msc 9587
Bethesda, MD 20892-9587
Tel.  301-443-4577
Fax: 301-443-8908

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