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Health Scientist Administrator, Repair and Plasticity Cluster

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (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.

The NINDS Division of Neuroscience (DON) is recruiting a Health Scientist Administrator (HSA) who oversee the NINDS Traumatic Brain Injury grant portfolio (>200 grants) and serve as point of contact for programmatic and trans-agency support of TBI research, for which NINDS is the lead NIH Institute.

The HSA position is located within the Repair and Plasticity (R&P) Cluster, where they support efforts to understand mechanisms of plasticity, endogenous neurogenesis, and stem and progenitor cell biology in the development, maintenance, and repair of the nervous system.  They also encourage research that focuses on the course of degeneration and repair following injury to the nervous system, including spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, and on strategies and interventions to improve functional outcomes. In addition, the Cluster works to promote the development of neural interface devices designed to monitor activity and restore function after neurological injury or disease.

Topics of research supported by the R&P Cluster include: spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and associated research on the recovery of function, plasticity of the nervous system, neural circuits that underlie specific behaviors, repair of the nervous system in injury and disease, stem cell biology, neural prosthesis, neural engineering, and other means of repairing the nervous system due to injury or disease.

Qualifications:

NINDS is seeking a candidate with a doctoral degree and post-doctoral training, with expertise in traumatic brain injury research,  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. Patrick Bellgowan 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 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.