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Staff Scientist in Neuroscience

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases , Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

Join us on the edge of discovery at both cell and molecular levels. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s largest medical research facility, has a challenging position available in the Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch, NIDDK. The candidate will be conducting cutting edge research on the neuroscience and physiology of energy metabolism.

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave and savings plan (401 (k) equivalent).  Appointments for this position are made as Staff Scientist and are open to all sources. The position is based in Bethesda, Maryland.


Qualifications for this position include a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and a minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral biomedical research experience. A strong publication record is required. Candidates should be proficient in the techniques of optogenetics, chemogenetics, and in vivo physiology.  Candidates with strong background in neuroscience, the autonomic nervous system, autonomic physiology, and energy homeostasis will be preferentially considered. 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a current C.V., Bibliography and two references, and may be e-mailed to Dr. Marc Reitman.  Applications must be received by March 23, 2021 and should be sent to:

Marc L. Reitman, M.D., Ph.D.
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch


DHHS is an equal opportunity employer.  The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.