Program Director for Diabetes Clinical and Translational Research at NIDDK
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Required Education: MD
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Internal Number: PDC&T
The NIDDK is seeking a physician scientist with strong managerial, communications and interpersonal skills, and experience in clinical care and clinical research in diabetes. The candidate to be considered will be one that has specific endocrinology training or training in internal medicine with a specific clinical or translational focus in diabetes and other chronic metabolic conditions. This position will be vital to continue to sustain our efforts in supporting clinical studies and trials in the areas of type 1 and type 2 DM. This individual will be a key part of these programs to better understand how to treat and prevent diabetes. In brief, the Program Director will oversee a portfolio of grants related to improving health outcomes in individuals with diabetes.
The Program Director will also be involved in strategic planning for the division’s research priorities, and in developing and providing oversight of large, multi-center studies addressing the treatment and prevention of diabetes. 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. Other important areas of focus may include a pivotal role in exploring the heterogeneity of diabetes and in oversight of our atypical diabetes program, and in studies to evaluate and reverse hypoglycemia unawareness. Thus, we seek a physician scientist who has clinical experience and is familiar with clinical research for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
The Program Director in DDEMD will work closely with the Division Director to enhance research activity by identifying opportunities for promoting research and intervention strategies in both forms of diabetes. The incumbent will assess research needs, identify emerging opportunities, develop initiatives, help to assess scientific priorities, support grantees and advise potential applicants of resource opportunities, and administer grants and awards. In addition to the scientific and administrative oversight of grants funded by DDEMD, the Program Director will be responsible for representing DDEMD on joint research activities in collaboration with other divisions and offices in NIDDK and NIH-wide when appropriate.
The applicant should have a and M.D or M.D./Ph.D. in endocrinology or have training in internal medicine with diabetes/metabolic disease focus and should have extensive clinical research experience.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NIH, and NIDDK are equal opportunity employers committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and the position is subject to a background check.
About National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
The mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is to conduct and support medical research and research training and to disseminate science-based information on diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, nutritional disorders, and obesity; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases, to improve people’s health and quality of life.