Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator, HEAL

Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator, HEAL

The Scientific Project Manager position will support the NIH HEAL Initiative Analgesics Development program and is located in the Division of Translational Research (DTR), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH, DHHS.  The Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.  The primary purpose of the Supervisory Health Scientist Administrator (HSA) is to supervise other scientists and staff who oversee work on complex research projects and personally manage a portfolio of drug discovery and development cooperative agreements and contracts in the Division of Translational Research (DTR), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH, DHHS. Specifically, the incumbent would work with the HEAL Initiative Optimization of Non-addictive Therapies [Small Molecules and Biologics] to Treat Pain program.  The Supervisory HSA responsible for managing and coordinating all functional requirements of the organization. S/he will supervise other scientists and support staff.  S/he will supervise the general personnel management policy with regard to leave granting, recommending promotion, employee counseling and disciplinary action. Builds a cohesive work unit, relying on principles of human resource management. S/he will manage the workload and project priorities to ensure timelines are adhered to. S/he will direct work so that it remains focused on research goals. S/he will coordinate with higher level management for needed resources.

The incumbent provides expert leadership, advice and authoritative guidance to the Division of Translational Research staff in preparing and managing cooperative agreements and contracts.   The incumbent will establish and manage a portfolio of drug research and development grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with trans-NIH scope including responsibility for all aspects of administration (i.e., organizing and managing).  S/he applies drug discovery expertise, secures and implements scientific advice from Program Directors and the Division Director of the Division of Translational Research (DTR). Defines project objectives; plans, executes, and finalizes projects according to strict deadlines and within budget; oversees quality control, assembles data and manages program budgets. The incumbent provides expert advice to the Division Director of DTR on program modifications to meet the needs of NINDS.  The incumbent will also, in conjunction with the Division Director of DTR defines and communicates the DTR’s strategic goals and initiatives both internally and externally to the NIH.  S/he works with the Division Director of DTR to identify and foster relationships with private and public concerns in order to facilitate transition and commercialization of DTR’s translational projects.   The Supervisory HSA will be responsible for providing directly or arranging for the necessary chemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience, experimental design expertise to advance the translational and therapy development efforts as part of the NINDS mission.

This is a Federal GS-15 position located in Montgomery County MD. Level is based upon individual qualifications and professional experience.  Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s experience and a full package of Civil Series benefits is available, including recruitment, health and life insurance, leave, and savings (401K equivalent).

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send a current CV and letter of introduction describing experience and interest in this position to  Application materials will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions 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 USA Jobs announcement for the listed position title.

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