Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases

Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 18, 2018
Position Type

The National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking an exceptional investigator with a record of accomplishment in research and research administration to serve as the Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases. The Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases (DDEM) provides research funding and support for basic and clinical research in the areas of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders, including cystic fibrosis; endocrinology and endocrine disorders; obesity, neuroendocrinology, and energy balance; and development, metabolism, and basic biology of liver, fat, and endocrine tissues. DDEM also provides funding for the training and career development of individuals committed to academic and clinical research careers in these areas. The Director, DDEM, is the leader of one of the four Extramural Divisions in NIDDK. The Division, which is mandated by the authorizing legislation which created NIDDK, is responsible for maintaining a research program in diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic diseases. 


The qualifications of the Director include an MD degree or equivalent, or qualified PhD or equivalent, national recognition for leadership in diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic diseases research, and significant management experience. Sub-specialization in endocrinology is desirable, but candidates with other training and substantial research accomplishments relevant to diabetes and endocrine and metabolic diseases will be considered.


The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. A full Civil Service benefits package is available, which includes Retirement, Thrift Savings Plan participation (401K equivalent), Health, Life and Long-Term Care insurance.


NIDDK will be accepting applications from May 15, 2018 to July 16, 2018. Please submit a CV and cover letter, to include a vision statement and qualifications for the position, to: Camila Torrella, ( For any questions about the position or the application process, please contact Camila Torrella ( or: 301-594-7772).

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.