Health Scientist Administrator, BPN-Biologics

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is a leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and the nervous system at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NINDS Division of Translational Research (DTR) is recruiting a Health Scientist Administrator who will be responsible for management of Blueprint Neurotherapeutics for Biologics (BPN-Biologics) research grants. These cooperative agreement research grants feature cross-functional therapeutic discovery research teams where grantees are provided with drug discovery consultants and Contract Research Organization resources to facilitate progression of their project.

The Blueprint Neurotherapeutics (BPN) program, a trans-NIH program, offers funding and access to contracted resources and consultants to advance promising biologics from optimization through first-in-human testing. The projects are initially funded based on peer review, but continued funding depends on achievement of pre-defined milestones. Projects are highly collaborative and involve staff from multiple NIH institutes, academic and biotech investigators, industry-seasoned consultants, and contracted research organizations.

The successful candidate will work with the Program Director for the biologics programs, along with other Scientific Project Managers within the team. Since all of these programs feature considerable collaborative work with other NINDS Divisions and with other NIH Institutes, the successful candidate will be part of a large collaborative team within NINDS and NIH.

A strong background in neuroscience, translational research, and/or therapeutic and biologics development, with prior experience in scientific project management is highly desirable. Prospective candidates with a PhD is preferred, or s/he must demonstrate equivalent experience to be considered.

The position will be filled under a Title 5 GS-601-13/14 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 Dr. Chris Boshoff. 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 position) on the website USAJOBS.   Please make sure to apply to the USAJobs Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) scheduled for May 16 to May 26th in which the links are below:

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