March 11, 2014

HHMI announces 2015 investigator competition

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) invites applications for investigator positions from outstanding scientists who have demonstrated originality and substantial accomplishments in biomedical research and who show exceptional promise for future achievement and leadership in research.

The Institute expects to appoint between 20-25 new investigators.
This HHMI investigator competition is open to scientists who study significant biological problems in all of the biomedical disciplines as well as in adjacent fields such as biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology. Plant scientists, experimental evolutionary biologists, and patient-oriented researchers are welcome to apply to this competition. For full details, visit the HHMI website.

Eligibility:
• Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or the equivalent).
• Tenured or tenure-track position as an assistant professor or higher academic rank (or the equivalent) at an eligible U.S. institution. Federal government employees are not eligible.
• More than five, but no more than 15, years of post-training, professional experience. To meet this requirement, the applicant’s professional appointment(s) must have begun no earlier than June 1, 1999, and no later than July 1, 2009.
• Principal investigator on one or more active, national peer-reviewed research grants with a duration of at least three years, such as an NIH R01 grant, by June 3, 2014. Mentored awards, career development and training grants do not qualify. Multi-investigator grants may qualify.
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please contact Susan Wente, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, no later than March 21 and after establishing eligibility with HHMI.

Eligibility must be established by registering at the HHMI online competition site: www.hhmi.org/research/application/comp2015.

The application deadline to HHMI is June 3 at 2 p.m. CDT.