Scientific Program Manager, BPN-Biologics

Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN)

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.


  • Prospective candidates with a PhD are preferred.
  • Prior experience in scientific project management is highly desirable.
  • A strong background in neuroscience, translational research, and/or therapeutic and biologics development, 

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.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should also send the following to Dr. Chris Boshoff:

  • Current CV
  • Letter of introduction describing experience and interest in this position

 Application materials will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Additional Application Information

All information provided by candidates will remain strictly confidential and will not be released outside the search process without a signed release from candidates.

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: Scientific Program Manager or Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer).  

Global Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer) announcements will be launching in May 2024 for which the announcement links will be provided.  Please make sure to address the required qualifications that are listed in the previous announcements provided below in order to be successfully considered for this position.

Related Information

Delegated Examining (Open to the Public)

 Merit Promotion (Open to Status Candidates)

Salary and Benefits

The position will be filled under a Title 5 GS-601-14 and GS-601-15 appointments. 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).

Equal Opportunity Employment


HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  


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