Health Scientist Administrator, Therapeutic Devices

Health Scientist Administrator, Therapeutic Devices

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. By accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies, researchers will be able to produce a revolutionary new dynamic picture of the brain that, for the first time, shows how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. Long desired by researchers seeking new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, this picture will fill major gaps in our current knowledge and provide unprecedented opportunities for exploring exactly how the brain enables the human body to record, process, utilize, store, and retrieve vast quantities of information, all at the speed of thought. The BRAIN Initiative along with the NINDS Division of Translational Research is recruiting a Scientific Project Manager / Health Scientist Administrator who will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of grants and cooperative agreements within the BRAIN Initiative and the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP). Projects within the portfolio will be later stage translational efforts focused on advancing implantable neural technologies along the development, optimization, and regulatory pipeline through first in human feasibility. The individual will also be responsible for assisting with the issuance and maintenance of BRAIN Initiative funding opportunities, program outreach, and coordination of activities across BRAIN Initiative Teams.

Relevant experience and qualifications for the position include:

  • Experience in the translational devices pipeline
  • Experience developing treatments of neurological / neuropsychiatric / neuroscience disorders
  • Experience with FDA/CDRH regulatory pathway for devices
  • Experience managing contracts and/or cooperative agreements and/or milestone-driven projects
  • Relevant industry experience
  • Capable of working in a team environment
  • Capable of collaborating across disciplines

The position will be filled under a Title 5 GS-601-13/14/15 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). 

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a current CV and letter of introduction describing experience and interest in this position to: Nick Langhals ( 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-13/14/15 position) on the website USAJOBS. There is Global HSA Announcement that launch from May 17, 2021 to May 26, 2021.  When applying please click ‘Program Officer’ as the category.  Links to the announcements are below:

Delegated Examining (Open to the Public)

Merit Promotion (Open to Status Candidates)

For any questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Nick Langhals (