Bethesda, Maryland
This appointment will be at the GS-13 level.
Oct 23, 2020
Nov 22, 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Senior Level

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Eye Institute

Intramural Research Program


Biologist GS-13 (FTE)


Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI

The intramural program of the National Eye Institute invites applications for a position as a Biologist within the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research (LSR). This appointment will be at the GS-13 level. Investigators in the LSR routinely require histological reconstruction of brain tissue, and more recently have taken advantage of emerging technologies to conduct optogenetic and chemogenetic manipulation of neural activity. Applicants will be expected to plan and conduct neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, and behavioral research on the central nervous system, especially as they related to visual, sensory, and motor disorders. The primary purpose of this position is to conduct and support experiments related to the LSR’s use of histology, anatomical tracing, optogenetics, chemogenetics, and other virus-based techniques. Although the applicant is expected to work collaboratively with investigators in the LSR, the applicant will also have the opportunity to engage in independent self-initiated research.

A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. All employees of the Federal Government are subject to conflict of interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct.

To receive strong consideration, applicants should have a bachelor’s (or graduate) degree in biological science, neuroscience, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate for this position, and demonstrated skills in the areas needed to perform the duties describe above. Candidates will need to apply through the website. Applications will be reviewed starting on (60 days from posting on, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In addition to submitting their application through, candidates may send a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a one- or two-page description of relevant experience (all in a single file, pdf format) to (email).

DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.