Division of Intramural Research
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 for the position of Scientific Director for its Division of Intramural Research (DIR). The incumbent oversees the NIDDK intramural research program and serves as the principal advisor to the NIDDK Director on biomedical and scientific affairs involving the intramural research program. The NIDDK supports and conducts research to understand, treat, and prevent some of the most common and severe diseases affecting the public health (www.niddk.nih.gov). This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for an extremely capable individual to plan and oversee basic fundamental and applied research programs; evaluate research efforts and establish program priorities; allocate resources; direct training of pre- and post doctoral fellows; collaborate with other NIH programs; and advise the NIDDK Director and senior staff on the DIR and areas of science of interest to the Institute. The Intramural Division has a staff of approximately 850 employees and the FY11 budget is ~$180 million. In addition to the managerial/administrative responsibilities outlined above, the Scientific Director may carry out his/her own research program. Resources commensurate with the proposed program will be provided. The NIDDK seeks candidates who have a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to maintain the DIR’s research efforts at the forefront of science.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and have demonstrated scientific leadership and senior-level research experience in both a basic and clinical research program of national and international standing in an area relevant to NIDDK's research portfolio.
SALARY/BENEFITS: Salary is very competitive and will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. 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). The position is subject to a background investigation.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, including a brief description of research and administrative experience; curriculum vitae and bibliography; NIH Biosketch; and full contact information for three to five individuals who may be contacted to provide letters of reference. Application packages should be sent to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), 31 Center Drive, MSC 2560, Building 31, Room 9A-27, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about the position, please contact
Dr. Dan Kastner on (301) 402-2023, or e-mail at email@example.com.
Applications should be received by October 21, 2011.
DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers