Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases (DKUHD)
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
THE POSITION: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is seeking exceptional candidates to serve as Senior Scientific Advisor of Kidney and Urologic Epidemiology in the extramural Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases (DKUHD). The incumbent will serve as a Program Director and a senior scientific advisor within and outside the NIDDK. The successful candidate will join a group of highly interactive scientists and clinicians directing research programs in all areas of kidney, urologic and hematologic disease. S/he will be expected to evaluate and administer extramural research projects, using the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) and the Urological Diseases in America (UDA), comprehensive sources of national information on the prevalence and public health burden of end-stage and chronic kidney and urological disease in the U.S., with the goal of building and implementing a cutting edge epidemiologic, clinical, and translational research program in kidney and urologic disorders.
The incumbent will also be responsible for assisting in preparing and reviewing disease incidence and prevalence information provided by the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse, a mandated activity of the Division to provide accurate and current medical information to the general public on diseases of the renal and urologic system.
Maintaining active communication with the professional and lay communities as well as program staff from other institutes and agencies is considered an integral part of this appointment. The NIDDK seeks candidates who have a significant track record of scientific research achievement and outstanding communication skills.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must possess an M.D. or equivalent degree, with sub-specialization in nephrology or urology, national recognition for scientific research, and administrative experience. In addition, familiarity with United States Renal Data System (USRDS) or Urological Diseases in America (UDA) will be extremely valuable.
SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience and a full package of Civil Service benefits is available, including: retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave and savings plan (401K equivalent). This position is subject to a background investigation.
HOW TO APPLY: Curriculum Vitae, Bibliography, and three letters of recommendation must be received by September 2, 2011 Application packages should be sent to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), 31 Center Drive, MSC 2560, Building 31, Room 9A-47, Bethesda, Maryland 20892. For further information, please call Janice Balin on (301) 594-7772. All information provided by candidates will remain confidential and will not be released outside the NIDDK search process without a signed release from candidates.
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers