NIDDK Open Position


The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is seeking exceptional candidates to serve as Director of a Program in Clinical and Translational Research in Urology 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. The incumbent will be expected to evaluate and administer extramural research with the goal of creating a portfolio of clinical and translational research, including Women's Urology, Pediatric Urology, Neurourology, and the Urology Centers program. This position has supervisory responsibility for oversight of clinical networks while acting as medical monitor for clinical trials that involve an FDA investigational New Drug or Device (IND or IDE) application. This position will also work on publications in NIDDK's clearinghouse and public-facing web pages. Because of the intense need for planning and networking in this position, leadership, and ability to interact with colleagues well are important attributes for this position. 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.


Applicants must possess an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree. The ideal candidate will possess an extensive general knowledge of clinical and translational research, and specific knowledge about urologic diseases; a significant track record (both past and current) of research in urologic disease; and administrative experience.


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.


A Curriculum Vitae, Bibliography, and three letters of recommendation are required. Application packages should be emailed to For further information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ziya Kirkali. All information provided by candidates will remain confidential and will not be released outside the NIDDK search process without a signed release from candidates.

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