Jobs at NIDDK
Open, full-time and part-time federal positions at the NIDDK are posted on USAJobs.gov.
To learn more about training opportunities at the NIDDK, including summer internships, visit the following pages on our site:
- Intramural Training and Employment – NIDDK Division of Intramural Research internships and fellowships on campuses in Bethesda, MD and Phoenix, AZ. Includes summer internships.
- Research Training and Career Development – career development awards for researchers at colleges, universities, and other institutions across the country.
To learn more about careers and training opportunities at NIH, visit jobs.nih.gov.
Special Job Announcements
Co-Director of the Office of Obesity Research
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking a Co-Director of the Office of Obesity Research (OOR). The OOR is located organizationally under the auspices of the Office of the Director, NIDDK. The OOR Co-Directors represent the two divisions with primary responsibility for obesity-related extramural research, the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DDDN) and the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DDEMD). This position is a part of the NIDDK Senior Leadership team, reporting to the DDEMD Division Director. This position will facilitate the development of a new and exciting area of research integrating cutting edge obesity research and data science. This requires an exceptional senior level individual with unique scientific expertise in obesity research and computational and data science to provide leadership within NIDDK, across the NIH, and to the extramural community to move obesity research into this new area. It is desired that this position will also be responsible for overseeing a small scientific portfolio that aligns with the candidate’s expertise and interests and the priorities of the DDEMD. View Job Announcement (PDF, 99.3 KB)
Program Director for Health Equity and Type 2 Diabetes
NIDDK is seeking an individual with significant research experience to lead a program addressing health equity in type 2 diabetes and related diseases in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DDEMD), NIDDK. The DDEMD supports and provides leadership for research on the causes, prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications, as well as other endocrine and metabolic diseases. View Job Announcement (PDF, 135.22 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 Diabetes Clinical Research
NIDDK is seeking a physician scientist with experience in clinical care and clinical research in diabetes to lead programs aimed to improve health outcomes in individuals with diabetes. The program may include ongoing observational studies to examine the long-term effect of intensive diabetes management for type 1 diabetes, clinical trial networks that perform studies addressing the prevention of and early intervention in type 1 diabetes, studies to prevent or reverse hypoglycemia unawareness, as well as studies of individuals with atypical forms of diabetes to better inform the study of type 2 diabetes. View Job Announcement (PDF, 110.63 KB)
Program Director for Diabetes Clinical and Translational Research
The NIDDK is seeking a physician scientist with experience in clinical and translational research to lead clinical studies and trials in the areas of type 1 and type 2 DM. Areas of focus may include managing translational research on improving outcomes for people with and at risk of developing diabetes and developing management strategies for diabetes in older individuals. Additional areas of focus may include programs addressing heterogeneity of diabetes and in oversight of programs evaluating individuals with atypical diabetes. View Job Announcement (PDF, 121.78 KB)
Program Official in Basic Research in Liver Physiology and Pathophysiology
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases is hiring an extramural Program Official to lead a research program focusing on basic research in liver physiology and pathophysiology. The position will primarily focus on management of a portfolio of basic research grants and cooperative agreements. View Job Announcement (PDF, 22.65 KB)
Program Official in Computational Biology of the GI Tract
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases is hiring an extramural Program Official to lead a research program focusing on systems biology, bioinformatics, computational biology and data science to advance scientific discovery in both normal biology and diseases of the alimentary gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The position will primarily focus on management of a portfolio of basic, translational and clinical research grants and cooperative agreements. View Job Announcement (PDF, 70.73 KB)