Employment Opportunities

Available Opportunity:

  • BRI Investigator

The Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) invites applications from candidates with a PhD, MD or equivalent degree who have demonstrated significant research accomplishment and potential.  Areas of interest include parasitology, microbiology, bacteriology and virology.  Applicants whose research is dedicated to investigating neglected tropical diseases are especially encouraged to apply.

BRI is an independent not-for-profit organization which houses the NIH-NIAID Schistosomiasis Resource Center and the BRI Biorepository.  In the 70 years since its founding, BRI has made seminal contributions to the laboratory maintenance of Schistosoma spp. life cycles; S. mansoni schistosomula ultrastructure; and cryopreservation techniques. BRI has supported schistosomiasis research through the distribution of schistosomiasis reagents and molecular products to investigators worldwide.

BRI is committed to supporting scientific research that will benefit communities impacted the greatest by infectious diseases. The current recruitment initiative aims to enhance our expertise in neglected tropical diseases and builds on BRI’s area collaborations with George Washington University, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the National Institutes of Health and industry partners. 

BRI offers generous BSL-2 laboratory space and equipment, an AAALAC-approved animal facility and Institutional support. Applicants are committed to establishing a rigorous and externally funded research program.

Applications consist of the following items, which should be communicated electronically to 


  • Cover letter and curriculum vitae (combined into a single pdf) with funding history
  • Statement of future research objectives (2 pages maximum)
  • Names & contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of reference

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

BRI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance. 

Job location: 9410 Key West Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850