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Special Job Announcements

Clinical Director of Intramural Research

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) seeks a Clinical Director of Intramural Research with creative vision and strong leadership skills to guide its Clinical Research Program. One of the 27 Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIDDK’s Division of Intramural Research (DIR) supports and conducts biomedical research and training at its laboratories and clinical facilities in Bethesda, Maryland, and Phoenix, Arizona, related to diabetes, endocrine, metabolic, and digestive diseases —including liver disease and nutrition—obesity, and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases with the goal of improving people’s health and quality of life. View Job Announcement (PDF, 165.83 KB)

Program Director/Microbiologist

The NIDDK is hiring a scientist to serve as an extramural program official for research focusing on the gut microbiome and microbial pathogenesis in diseases of the digestive system in the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDDN). The mission DDDN is to support broad-based research programs focused on digestive system biology, translational science and human subjects research that will improve the lives of people with numerous conditions of the alimentary GI tract, liver, exocrine pancreas as well as closely related nutrition and obesity research within the mission of NIDDK. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. View Job Announcement (PDF, 116.23 KB)

Program Director for Basic Behavioral Neuroscientist

The NIDDK is seeking a basic behavioral neuroscientist with expertise in human research to develop and oversee a program focusing on identifying behavioral phenotypes and the underlying neural mechanisms or pathways that contribute to the etiology and pathophysiology of obesity and diabetes in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEM). The overall goal of this program is to enhance our understanding of heterogeneity in risk and response to treatment for obesity and diabetes and to inform us on how to individualize treatments to improve clinical outcomes. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. View Job Announcement (PDF, 161.3 KB)

Program Director for Obesity Research

The NIDDK is seeking an exceptional basic scientist with expertise in the molecular drivers of the etiology and pathophysiology of obesity to work as a program officer in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEM). The program officer position would involve the administrative oversight of grants and the development of new initiatives in the obesity area for our division that would focus on basic and translational science in obesity and diabetes. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. View Job Announcement (PDF, 164.12 KB)

Program Director for Translational Integrative Physiology

The NIDDK is seeking a scientist with strong managerial, communications and interpersonal skills, and experience in integrative physiology relevant to diabetes in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEM). Research to be managed by the Director of DDEMD’s Translational Integrative Physiology program will focus on physiological mechanisms involved in the regulation of metabolism in animal models of obesity and diabetes as well as human clinical populations. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. View Job Announcement (PDF, 195.17 KB)

Program Director for Inflammatory Mechanisms for Diabetes/Obesity

The NIDDK is seeking a scientist with research experience in investigating the role of inflammatory mechanisms in the etiology and pathophysiology of obesity and diabetes in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEM). Research in this area is supported through multiple mechanisms, including regular research grants and cooperative agreements. Activities to be pursued include planning, establishing, and overseeing a wide range of goal-directed initiatives to expedite and enhance pre-clinical and translational advances in diabetes/obesity. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. View Job Announcement (PDF, 161.59 KB)