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Senior Scientific Officer in Urology

Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases (DKUHD)
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services

Position Description: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is seeking exceptional candidates to serve as a Senior Scientific Officer 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 Officer with duties within the NIDDK and as a Nationally recognized representative of the NIDDK to other Federal agencies and the outside community. The successful candidate will join a group of highly interactive scientists and clinicians directing research programs in broad areas of nephrology, urology, and hematology diseases. The incumbent will be expected to evaluate and administer extramural research with the goal of building and implementing a cutting edge clinical, translational, and basic research portfolio addressing key questions of genitourinary tract function and dysfunction in benign urologic diseases and disorders within the NIDDK’s mission interests. The position involves development and oversight of broad research activities designed to provide critical new insights that may inform our understanding of and ultimately improved management of patients with benign urologic diseases and disorders. In addition, the Senior Scientific Officer will be responsible for providing advice to the Director, DKUHD on current and future studies relevant to the genitourinary tract; managing multi-center cooperative agreements, including clinical studies; and administering a diverse portfolio of relevant clinical, basic, and translational research grants. In addition to these activities, the incumbent will identify areas of innovation and priorities for development and application of future research initiatives. He/she will actively participate in the planning of meetings and workshops involving members of the NIH and outside investigators and stakeholders that are designed to advance our research mission, and support a robust benign urologic research community. The position has substantial trans-NIDDK and trans-NIH programmatic opportunities that require 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 clinical accomplishment and scientific research achievement and outstanding communication skills.

Required Qualifications: You must be a US citizen to apply. Applicants must possess an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD with a specialization in urology or related fields, and national recognition in the field of urologic research.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. A full Civil Service benefits package is available, which includes retirement, health and life insurance, long term care insurance, leave and savings plan (401K equivalent). This position is subject to a background investigation.

How to Apply: Individuals interested in learning more about opportunities to serve as a Program Officer in DKUHD are invited to contact: Dr. Robert Star, MD, Director, DKUHD at

Urologic Oncology Research Fellowship

University of Utah

The Urologic Oncology Research Fellowship at the University of Utah is a one-year mentored research position offered annually to one qualified medical student interested in pursuing a urology residency. Students may complete the fellowship in between the MS3-MS4 years or after MS4 if not immediately entering residency. Applicants are considered on a rolling basis.

Fellows will build strong relationships while working directly with excellent faculty mentors on diverse research projects and clinical involvements at one of the strongest urology programs in the nation. Past fellows have consistently achieved multiple first-author publications in top journals and matched into their desired residency positions each year. For more information and to apply, please submit this contact form. The application deadline is February 1, 2020.

Postdoctoral Position (multiple)

University of Illinois at Chicago

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available within the Prostate Cancer Research Group at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Seeking highly-motivated Postdoctoral Fellows with a Ph.D. degree granted in a University from the US or EU within the past 3 years. The positions are in the laboratories of Drs. Donald Vander Griend and Larisa Nonn, both within the Department of Pathology. The goal of our research programs is to understand the function of genes controlling prostate development and homeostasis and their role in prostate disease initiation and metastatic progression in order to identify and implement new strategies for prevention and therapy. Candidates will join our funded research programs and have the capacity to conduct both basic and translational research, both individually and collaboratively. The postdoctoral fellows will also play a major role in the preparation of manuscripts that arise from his/her work and will be expected to present his/her work at local and national meetings. The candidate will devote 100% effort to these tasks and the salary will match the current NIH guidelines.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: cell and molecular biology, steroid-receptor biology, bioinformatics and statistics, RNAseq analysis, and some experience with urological research. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and are expected to eventually compete for national grants. Candidates will be initially evaluated based on their CV and research summary, and upon request will be further evaluated via an interview and reference letters.

Please contact Drs. Nonn and Vander Griend directly and send current curriculum vitae, one-page summary of research and the names of three references.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Posted date: March 8, 2019