Health Scientist Administrator, Channels Synapses Circuits Cluster

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Health Scientist Administrator (commonly termed Program Director). This position is located in the NINDS Channels, Synapses and Circuits Cluster in Bethesda, MD. The Channels, Synapses, and Circuits Cluster focuses on basic and clinical studies of the epilepsies as well as research on the basic neurobiology of channels, synapses, and circuits in the CNS. Research supported by this Cluster spans a wide range of methods ranging from genetic, molecular, and cellular techniques to imaging, neurophysiological, behavioral, and epidemiological approaches.

Major Duties: As a Health Scientist Administrator of the Channels, Synapses and Circuits Cluster, you will:

  • Play a leading role in formulating, developing, and implementing the scientific goals and activities of the epilepsy program and research on basic neuroscience within the NINDS mission;
  • Work with a team of Program Directors to formulate and recommend program goals and objectives for developing the resources needed to support research on the epilepsies and basic neuroscience;
  • Provide advice to investigators on scientific issues related to grant submission and review;
  • Scientifically and administratively monitor awards to support research goals of the epilepsy research community; and
  • Work across NIH, other federal agencies, and foundations to promote scientific research and discovery in areas related to this program.

Candidate Qualifications: Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D., or equivalent degree in the biomedical sciences, with broad experience in the neurosciences, preferentially in epilepsy research.  The applicant should have six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or management experience pertinent to the position.  The applicants must be U.S.A. citizens in order to apply for the position.

For More Information: The job announcement is posted available on USA JOBS. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Vicky Whittemore or by phone at 301-496-1917 as soon as possible. All inquiries by applicants will remain confidential and will not be released outside the NINDS search process without a signed release from candidates.

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers