Carl Connection: Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award – NIH/NIDDK

14 April 2023

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis!This opportunity is brought to you by a Carleton alumnus, Susi Breuer Votruba ’95, P’25, P’27. You are welcome to reach out to Susi at with any questions about the organization or position prior to applying.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch is seeking applications for a one or two-year Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA). The Obesity and Diabetes Clinical Research Section (ODCRS) of the NIDDK is a leader Obesity and Diabetes research and our studies focus on both energy expenditure and energy intake.

Our current studies focus on:

  1. the role and mechanism of adaptive thermogenesis in weight gain
  2. the link between energy expenditure and energy intake
  3. cognitive, behavioral, hormonal and genetic control of energy intake
  4. neuromodulation and neuroimaging as novel treatment for weight loss
  5. the role of the gut microbiome in energy balance and
  6. predictors of type 2 diabetes.

Discover more detailed descriptions of faculty and research interests.

The Postbac IRTA/CRTA Program is for individuals who meet any ONE of the following criteria:

  • College graduates who received their bachelor’s degrees less than THREE years prior to the date they begin the program,
  • Individuals who are more than 3 years past the receipt of their bachelor’s degree but received a master’s degree less than SIX MONTHS before they begin the program, OR
  • Students who have been accepted into graduate, other doctoral, or medical school programs and who have written permission from their school to delay entrance for up to one year to pursue a biomedical research project at the NIH

The applicant should have a strong interest in learning about metabolism, eating behavior, and obesity/diabetes, with plans to pursue a medical or doctoral degree. Experience with data entry, statistical analysis software (SAS or SPSS) and scientific writing (manuscript publications/abstracts) is desired. Strong references are required. The applicant should have excellent writing skills and be able to function both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Marci Gluck at:

For additional information (including salary and application materials), go to the NIH website.

Duration: Temporary / Seasonal

Job Roles: Mathematicians, Microbiologists