Program Manager, NeuroBioBank

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Division of Neuroscience

NINDS is seeking qualified candidates to fill one or more vacancies as a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Manager/Program Officer) to support the growing needs of the NIH NeuroBioBank by facilitating implementation of additional features and improving customer service. Since 2013, the NeuroBioBank has catalyzed scientific discovery through the centralization of resources aimed at the collection and distribution of human post-mortem brain tissue. It is co-managed by NINDS and NIMH and supports a variety of cross-cutting research programs, including the Human Brain Cell Atlasing Collection.

The successful candidate will work with NIH extramural staff and investigators, in particular with the Program Director leads at NINDS and NIMH. The Program Manager’s primary responsibilities will be to: develop a data management system for the Human Brain Cell Atlas Collection, lead harmonization of diagnostic data, conduct analyses to optimize internal NeuroBioBank processes, work with a communications contractor to coordinate outreach and pre-registration efforts, assist with writing funding opportunity announcements, and streamline and maintain content for effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

The NINDS is a leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and the nervous system at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NINDS provides funding and resources for basic, translational and clinical research through various funding opportunities within the three Divisions of Neuroscience, Clinical Research and Translational Research

Located within the Division of Neuroscience, the Neurodegeneration (NDG) Cluster provides oversight of grants focused on juvenile- and adult-onset neurodegenerative disorders to identify neurobiological processes that, when disrupted, play a role in neuronal dysfunction, circuit alteration and degeneration. Supported research defines contributions of neurons as well as non-neuronal cells and systems, including the vasculature, to the biology of neurodegeneration. Program Directors in the NDG Cluster work closely with colleagues in other NINDS Divisions and NIH Institutes to oversight and expertise on grants and contracts relevant to the research focus of the Cluster. 


Experience with administrative management of a cell or tissue repository and/or overseeing research programs utilizing post-mortem brain tissue is of interest, although not required. The candidate will demonstrate expert oral and written communication skills to interface with internal and external stakeholders and advise on the status of progress and emerging directions of these initiatives to NINDS and NIH leadership. Candidates with a doctoral degree and post-doctoral training are preferred. 

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).  

**Interested candidates should send a current CV and letter of introduction describing experience and interest in this position to Dr. Daniel Miller. 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 (Program Officer) announcement (GS-13/14) on the website USAJOBS

Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) announcements are now live on USAJobs from January 18 to January 27, 2023.  Please make sure to apply to the correct link(s) below to be considered.  

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