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We’re looking for enthusiastic lab members who want to combine molecular and developmental biology approaches to develop new therapies for patients with primary lymphatic disorders. We have fully-funded positions available at all levels, though we encourage members of the lab to pursue independent fellowships to further their career growth and development.

Post-doctoral Fellows

Post-docs in the lab can start their own projects or lead on-going projects in the lab. Experience in developmental, cell, zebrafish, or molecular biology or genetics as well as some computational proficiency is highly desirable, but not required. To apply, email to nancy.richman@nih.gov (use the subject: Postdoc Application - "YourLastName") and send a single PDF file containing: a cover letter (describe your motivation for pursuing postdoctoral training, why you are interested in our lab, how your background fits our research, and what type of projects you would like to work on), your current curriculum vitae, and names of three references with email addresses and phone numbers.

Graduate Students

While the NIH does not have its own graduate program, there are two ways that PhD candidates can perform their thesis research in our lab:

  1. Through established NIH-institutional partnerships, such as with Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, University of Oxford, and University of Cambridge.
  2. Individual partnerships with other universities can be established on a case-by-case basis.

If you are potentially interested in performing your thesis research in our lab, please get in touch: sarah.sheppard@nih.gov

Post-bac

We are excited to mentor individuals through the NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Training Program

This program allows recent college graduates to perform research full-time and is an excellent way to prepare for a future career in research or medicine.

Students who want to immerse themselves in translational research for patients with lymphatic disorders are encouraged to apply.

If you are unable to complete these application requirements due to a disability and would like to apply, please contact us for accommodations.

Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. Employees providing healthcare or services in support of healthcare (Healthcare Workforce) may be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because they are expected to perform duties that put them in contact or potential contact with patients. We may request COVID-19 vaccination, and other vaccination documentation from Healthcare Workforce personnel at any point during the onboarding process or at any time during your employment with NIH.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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