The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announces competition to increase investigator community

By ASN Staff

January 28, 2020

"The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is seeking to appoint approximately 20 new Investigators through a national open competition. This effort will expand HHMI’s community of nearly 300 Investigators, who perform basic biological research across the nation.

HHMI Investigators receive a seven-year appointment, which is renewable pending favorable scientific review. HHMI encourages Investigators to push their research fields into new areas of inquiry.

The HHMI Investigator competition is open to basic researchers and physician scientists from more than 200 eligible institutions who catalyze discovery research in basic and biomedical sciences, plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.

Candidates apply directly to HHMI. Applications must be received by March 18, 2020. The Investigator Program is open to individuals who:

  • Hold a PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent).
  • Have a tenured or tenure-track position as an assistant professor or higher academic rank (or the equivalent) at an eligible US institution. Federal government employees are not eligible.
  • Have more than five but no more than 15 years of post-training, professional experience.
  • Are the principal investigator on one or more active, national peer-reviewed research grants with an initial duration of at least three years as of April 1, 2020. Mentored awards and training grants do not qualify. Multi-investigator grants may qualify."
     

For more information, please see the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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"The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is seeking to appoint approximately 20 new Investigators through a national open competition. This effort will expand HHMI’s community of nearly 300 Investigators, who perform basic biological research across the nation.

HHMI Investigators receive a seven-year appointment, which is renewable pending favorable scientific review. HHMI encourages Investigators to push their research fields into new areas of inquiry.

The HHMI Investigator competition is open to basic researchers and physician scientists from more than 200 eligible institutions who catalyze discovery research in basic and biomedical sciences, plant biology, evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering, and computational biology.

Candidates apply directly to HHMI. Applications must be received by March 18, 2020. The Investigator Program is open to individuals who:

  • Hold a PhD and/or MD (or the equivalent).
  • Have a tenured or tenure-track position as an assistant professor or higher academic rank (or the equivalent) at an eligible US institution. Federal government employees are not eligible.
  • Have more than five but no more than 15 years of post-training, professional experience.
  • Are the principal investigator on one or more active, national peer-reviewed research grants with an initial duration of at least three years as of April 1, 2020. Mentored awards and training grants do not qualify. Multi-investigator grants may qualify."
     

For more information, please see the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020