Bethesda, Maryland
Feb 21, 2019
Nephrology, Urology
Position Type
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is seeking exceptional candidates to serve as Director of a Program in Human Pathophysiology and Clinical Kidney Diseases in the extramural Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (DKUHD). The incumbent will serve as a Program Director and a Senior Scientific Officer 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 nephrology, urology, and hematology diseases. S/he will be expected to evaluate and administer extramural research with the goal of building and implementing a cutting edge clinical and translational research portfolio on the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of human renal diseases (including AKI). The position involves initiating research activities and providing advice to the Director, DKUHD on current and future kidney disease studies and in other areas of nephrology, managing multi-center cooperative agreement clinical studies, and administering a portfolio of nephrology clinical and translational research grants focusing on human kidney injury and disease. In addition to these activities, the incumbent identifies areas of innovation and priorities for development and application of research initiatives. He/she participates in the planning of meetings and workshops involving members of the NIH and general research community. The position has substantial trans-NIDDK and trans-NIH programmatic opportunities that requires frequent interactions with other federal agencies and diverse groups of professional and lay organizations, as well as advocacy groups. The NIDDK seeks candidates who have a significant track record of scientific research achievement and outstanding communication skills. Applicants must possess an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree, with sub-specialization in nephrology, and national recognition for kidney research. Individuals interested in learning more about opportunities to serve as a Senior Scientific Officer in DKUHD are invited to contact Robert Star, MD, Director, DKUHD: