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Health Scientist Administrator (Program Director) in Human Neurogenomics and Bioinformatics

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) with expertise in human neurogenomics and related bioinformatics science. The successful candidate will work with NIH staff and investigators to strengthen programs in neurogenomics including human genetics, epigenetics, transcriptomics, proteomics and associated bioinformatics analyses. The individual will manage a portfolio of research grants, cooperative agreements and/or contracts to support genomic studies of human neurological disorders; e.g., neurodevelopmental, seizure, neuromuscular, neurodegenerative and other neurological conditions. 

Research within this portfolio may include such topics as: mining and analyzing existing human and model system data using bioinformatics and/or computational approaches; developing genetic based biomarkers for neurological disorders; describing gene regulatory pathways underlying neurological conditions; and integrating electronic medical records, genetic data, phenotypic data, and statistical approaches. This research portfolio will facilitate understanding of neurological etiologies; identification of potential prevention, screening, and treatment approaches; and acceleration of clinical applications.


NINDS is seeking a candidate with a doctoral degree and post-doctoral training, with expertise in human genomics and associated bioinformatics, computational biology, and/or data science knowledge. Candidates with a strong background in neuroscience are highly desirable. Applicants must demonstrate that they have worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical behavioral health, or health-related research; served effectively, in research program administration in these fields; and acquired an understanding of the history, interests, internal dynamics, and relationships of organizations in which health research is conducted.

To Apply:

Interested individuals please contact Dr. Ling Wong at To be considered, applicants must be referred following application to USA Jobs using the links below. Applicants are strongly advised to reach out to Dr. Wong prior to applying.


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.