Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Nursing Research, Division of Intramural Research, Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Symptoms Units

The National Institute for Nursing Research, Division of Intramural Research, Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Symptoms Units are currently seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows who are interested in training in the areas of Cardiovascular Physiology specifically endothelial function and assessment of flow mediated dilation by ultrasound.   Our research group is interested in the link between nutrition and vascular function as a result of healthy aging and various risk factors for coronary heart disease. 

We are seeking individuals who are dedicated to the development of knowledge, new methodologies and nutritional interventions aimed at improving cardiovascular health.  Trainees have the opportunity to learn methodology for measuring arterial stiffness and flow-mediated dilation and have access to state-of-the-art technology.  Training support is provided up to 5 years period and includes an annual stipend based upon years of experience since earned doctorate. More information about our research is located at: and

The postdoctoral fellowship opportunities are open to individuals who meet the following criteria:

1.)    Completion of their dissertation within the last 2 years or who will have completed their dissertation by June 2016.

2.)    Earned PhD, MD or equivalent in nursing, biomedical or health-related science discipline and have no more than five years of relevant research experience since receipt of their most recent doctoral degree. 

3.)    Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

4.)    Strong background in Cardiovascular Physiology

5.)    Good communication skills (written/spoken English)

6.)    Excellent academic record

7.)    A keen desire and initiative to learn and ability to function as part of a team

8.)    Previous research experience working with patients

9.)    Prior experience with vascular imaging.

Preferred: 1.) Certification as a Registered Vascular Technologist

Applicants should submit a single pdf file with a letter of intent outlining their qualifications and career objectives, Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and  contact information for 3 references who may be contacted to  Application and transcripts of Graduate Study, Dissertation abstract and reprints of publications should be sent to Dr. Mary Engler at the mailing address below.   Salary will be commensurate with current NIH postdoctoral fellowship stipend levels. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Letters of intent and inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Mary B. Engler, NIH, NINR, Division of Intramural Research, Building 60, Rm 253, 1 Cloister Court, MSC 4733, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4733, or


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Updated Date: June 6, 2016