Scientific Project Manager, Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN)

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Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN)

The Scientific Project Manager position will support the NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN) and is located in the Division of Translational Research (DTR), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH, DHHS.  The NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN) program is a successful program with a track record of bringing novel therapeutics discovery and development programs to the clinic by providing grant funding, subject matter expertise and CRO access.  The primary purpose of the Scientific Project Manager is to manage a portfolio of drug discovery and development projects funding via cooperative agreements and contracts in the Division of Translational Research (DTR), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH, DHHS. Specifically, the qualified candidate would work with the NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN) and collaborate with the HEAL Initiative Optimization of Non-addictive Therapies [Small Molecules and Biologics] to Treat Pain program. The qualified candidate will provide expert leadership, advice and authoritative guidance to the DTR staff in preparing and managing cooperative agreements and contracts.   The incumbent will manage a portfolio of drug discovery grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with trans-NIH scope including responsibility for all aspects of administration (i.e., organizing and managing).  S/he will apply drug discovery expertise, secure and implement scientific advice from Program Directors and the Director of the Division of Translational Research (DTR). Defines project objectives; plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget; oversee quality control, assemble data and manage program budgets. The incumbent will provide expert advice to the Program Directors and the Division Director of DTR on program modifications to meet the needs of NINDS.  The incumbent will collaboratively define and communicate the DTR’s strategic goals and initiatives both internally and externally to the NIH.  S/he will work with the Division Director of DTR to identify and foster relationships with private and public concerns in order to facilitate transition and commercialization of DTR’s translational projects.  The Project Manager will be responsible for providing direct or arranging for the necessary chemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience, and experimental design expertise to advance the translational and therapy development efforts as part of the NINDS mission.

This is a Federal GS-14 or GS-15 position located in Montgomery County MD. Level is based upon individual qualifications and professional experience.  Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s experience and a full package of Civil Series benefits is available, including recruitment, health and life insurance, leave, and savings (401K equivalent).  

For Questions about this Position:

Interested candidates should send a current CV and letter of introduction describing experience and interest in this position to  Application materials will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions 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 USA Jobs announcement for the listed position title: Scientific Project Manager or Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer).  

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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