Employment Opportunities

The Biomedical Research Institute is an independent nonprofit 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 invites applications for a full-time Investigator position in the area of infectious diseases. Successful candidates have demonstrated significant research accomplishment and are expected to obtain external funding to grow and sustain their research program. 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 committed to supporting scientific research that will benefit communities impacted the greatest by infectious diseases. The current recruitment initiative aims to enhance our contribution to neglected tropical diseases research and builds on BRI’s local 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 independently funded research program.

Applications consist of the following items, which should be communicated electronically to  jobs@afbr-bri.org

  • 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