Interested in the big picture? NINDS seeks bold, visionary scientists and physicians with a broad knowledge of neuroscience. As a part of our team, you will conceive and develop large-scale funding initiatives, organize workshops, and interact with leading neuroscientists throughout the world. Successful candidates will join a highly interactive group of scientists and clinicians applying their basic, translational, and clinical experience and expertise in all areas of neuroscience.
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The NIH BRAIN Initiative®
Do you have a vision for the future of neuroscience research and the role of new technologies in determining how neural circuits function? Would you like to play a leadership role in a program that engages the world’s top scientists to open entirely new pathways to discovery? Would you be excited by the opportunity to contribute to amazing technological advances and innovation? The BRAIN Initiative® is an ambitious scientific program to develop the needed tools and understand how brain circuit activity enables thought and behavior.
Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative
The Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Research from the Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, includes over 20 distinct programs. These programs are led by 12 NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). The ambitious and crosscutting nature of the NIH HEAL Initiative requires ongoing input and engagement from experts across disciplines and sectors. Learn more about NINDS' role and our current openings in the HEAL Initiative.
Administrative, Executive and Scientific Careers
Health Program Specialists
Health Program Specialists in NINDS support plans, coordinates, and screens proposed research projects relevant to subject matter areas. Assists with the design and detailed analysis of scientific and/or administrative factors affecting research program priorities, and performance, and grants program evaluation. Provides guidance to grantees on research objectives, requirements, and compliance.
Program Directors in NINDS are responsible for providing scientific and technical leadership and direction to the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of assigned engineering and technology development for biomedical research in the Division of Extramural Activities, Division of Neuroscience, Division of Translational Research and Division of Clinical Research. They are responsible for formulating, planning, directing, and evaluating NIH-wide program objectives, policies, and activities for a portfolio of national recognized research projects, research programs and other grants/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts.