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Health Scientist Administrator (Program Director)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

The National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health has a position opening for a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Director) to oversee extramural activities in cellular mechanisms of stroke, brain vascular malformations and blood-brain barrier mechanisms in the Neural Environment Cluster.  The successful candidate will work with program staff to strengthen programs in the basic, translational and clinical research of cerebrovascular biology, neurovascular unit, blood brain barrier and CNS drug delivery in health and disease. The individual will manage/co-manage a portfolio of research grants, cooperative agreements and/or contracts to support this area of neuroscience research.

The NINDS is a leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and the nervous system at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NINDS provides funding and resources for basic, translational and clinical research through various funding opportunities within the three Divisions of Neuroscience, Clinical Research and Translational Research.

Located within the Division of Neuroscience, the Neural Environment (NET) Cluster provides oversight of grants focused on basic neuroimmunology, neurovirology, neural vascular biology, and the blood brain barrier as well as on basic, translational and clinical research on stroke, multiple sclerosis, CNS and PNS tumors, neuro-AIDS, prion diseases, and CNS infections. Program Directors in the NET Cluster work closely with colleagues in other NINDS Divisions and NIH Institutes to provide oversight and expertise on grants and contracts relevant to the research focus of the Cluster.

Qualifications:

NINDS is seeking a candidate with a doctoral degree and post-doctoral training, with expertise in cerebrovascular biology and/or blood-brain barrier and/or CNS drug delivery in health and disease. Candidates with a strong background in neuroscience or related discipline and experience as faculty in an academic institution are highly desirable.

This is a GS-13, GS-14 or GS-15 position located in Bethesda, MD. The position is based upon individual qualifications, including independent research and professional experience. A full benefits package is available, which includes Thrift Savings Plan participation, health, life and long-term care insurance. Candidate may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses, telework and other work schedule flexibility in accordance with NIH policy.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, CV, and contact details for three references to Dr. Francesca Bosetti to be considered for this position.

All information provided by candidates will remain strictly confidential and will not be released outside the search process without a signed release from candidates. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who May Apply:  You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to be considered for this position. Foreign nationals or legal permanent residents are not eligible for consideration.  Selection for this position is dependent upon successful referral from a Health Scientist Administrator announcement (GS-13/14 position) on the website USAJOBS. There will be Global HSA Announcement that is tentatively scheduled to launch from May 17, 2021 to May 26, 2021.  When applying please click ‘Program Officer’ as the category.

 

All information provided by candidates will remain strictly confidential and will not be released outside the search process without a signed release from candidates. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.