Skip to Content

Health Scientist Administrator, Data Science Programs

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).  The NINDS Division of Neuroscience (DON) is recruiting a Health Scientist Administrator who will be responsible for coordinating, tracking, assessing, and harmonizing NINDS’ existing data science efforts across the research domains within the DON and the NINDS mission.  The successful candidate will work with the Associate Director of the DON and Program Directors across all Divisions of the Institute to identify data science opportunities and needs.  The successful candidate will facilitate efforts to identify and support quality research databases and knowledgebases and help to develop future targeted data science programs to enhance data sharing and data analytics within the NINDS mission.

The Health Scientist Administrator will also help coordinate NINDS efforts with the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS) and will collaborate with other Institutes and Centers to identify and disseminate information about trans-NIH data science opportunities.  He/she will oversee a small portfolio of data science resources and projects and will work with internal and external stakeholders to develop programs and policies that align with the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science and the NINDS Strategic Plan.

The position will be filled under a Title 5 GS-601-13/14 appointment. Salary is commensurate with the experience and a full package of Civil Service benefits is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, leave, and savings plan (401K equivalent). 


A strong background in neuroscience, with prior experience managing basic, translational and/or clinical data science related projects is highly desirable.  Prospective candidates should possess and MD or PhD or demonstrate equivalent experience.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a current CV and letter of introduction describing experience and interest in this position to: Patrick Bellgowan. Application materials will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

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.