Health Scientist Administrator for Channels, Synapses, and Circuits

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has an opening for an experienced scientist with epilepsy-related expertise who will provide stewardship for the NIH Epilepsy Program. The Program is supported by a trans-NINDS group, the Epilepsy Team, from across the NINDS extramural clusters and offices who incorporate a broad range of expertise into programmatic decision-making for the epilepsies portfolio. In consultation with the Epilepsy Team and NINDS leadership, the candidate will be expected to propose, implement and monitor highly innovative program initiatives to vitalize the field and accelerate progress on challenging questions related to the Epilepsy Research Benchmarks, as well as manage a portfolio of grants.

This Health Scientist Administrator position is located in the NINDS Channels, Synapses and Circuits Cluster in Bethesda, MD. The Channels, Synapses and Circuits Cluster focuses on research on the basic neurobiology of channels, synapses and circuits in the CNS, as well as basic and clinical studies of the epilepsies.  Research supported by this Cluster spans a wide range of approaches including genetic, molecular, cellular, biochemical, imaging, neurophysiological, behavioral neuroscientific, and epidemiological.

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

  • Formulate, develop, and implement the scientific goals and activities of the epilepsy program;
  • Serve as a Health Scientist Administrator with scientific and administrative responsibility for the program to award and monitor grants and other funding mechanisms to support research goals of the epilepsy research community;
  • Work across NIH, other federal agencies, and foundations to promote scientific research and discovery in areas related to this program; and
  • Attend study section review meetings for research applications assigned to the portfolio under purview.

Candidate Qualifications: Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D., or equivalent degree in the biomedical sciences, with broad experience in neurosciences.

For More Information: Potential candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Dana Schloesser at Interested individuals are encouraged to respond as soon as possible to ensure consideration. 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.