Tenure Track Investigator, Bone, Cartilage or Tooth Biology - Division of Intramural Research

Position Description:​A tenure track position is available for a highly motivated and creative researcher in the broad area of bone, cartilage, or tooth biology to establish an independent research program at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH. 


Outstanding individuals will be considered who conduct in-depth research at the leading edge of basic cell/developmental/tissue biology that can ultimately be relevant to bone, cartilage or tooth, and who are interested in collaborating in the design of strategies to repair or regenerate dental, oral, or craniofacial tissues damaged or lost due to disease or trauma. Other colleagues in this area at the NIDCR Division of Intramural Research focus on discovering new concepts in research on bone, cartilage, teeth, their associated soft tissues (bone marrow, periodontal and oral tissues), and a variety of connective tissues.  In addition to a strong portfolio in basic research, the Division is actively engaged in translational and clinical studies, with enhanced clinical efforts in craniofacial disorders and tissue regeneration.  


The Division is located on the main intramural campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC. On the NIH campus, ~1000 principal investigators including world-renowned experts in basic, translational, and clinical research, and ~5000 trainees pursue common goals, to seek fundamental knowledge about living systems and use that knowledge to enhance health and reduce illness. The NIH offers Principal Investigators the opportunity to mentor outstanding trainees at diverse levels, including post-baccalaureate trainees, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.



Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S./D.M.D., D.V.M, D.O. or equivalent doctoral degree, as well as comprehensive, advanced training and a strong record of accomplishment. The position will be supported by a generous start-up package and ongoing independent resources commensurate with experience and programmatic needs, including positions for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows, and a budget for consumables and equipment. 


To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a single PDF document containing:  

  1. Curriculum Vitae (please include a brief description of expertise gained in previous positions),
  2. A list of publications with the three most important items marked with (*), 
  3. A summary of research accomplishments and plan for future research including a core research question (three-page limit), 
  4. One-page statement titled Long-term Research Vision and Impact, and 
  5. The names and contact information of three people who may be asked to submit letters of reference. 

​All materials should be emailed to:  Dr. Mark Lewandoski, Chair,  Skeletal Biology Search Committee; c/o Ms. Shirley Simpson, ssimpson@dir.nidr.nih.gov.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  It is highly recommended that applicants also apply for the Stadtman Investigators Search​


NIH/NIDCR is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community in its training and employment programs. Individuals from underrepresented ​racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply for NIH/NIDCR employment.  DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.

Last Reviewed on
February 2018