Program Director, Translational Devices and BRAIN

Job Contact
NIH BRAIN Initiative

The NIH BRAIN Initiative along with the NINDSDivision of Translational Research is recruiting a Program Director / Health Scientist Administrator to join the NINDS Translational Devices Team. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of grants and cooperative agreements to support these scientific areas: human neurotechnology development, diagnostic and therapeutic devices, implantable devices in the central nervous system, significant and non-significant risk devices, regulatory enabling studies, along with first-in-human and feasibility clinical studies/trials. Projects in this portfolio are supported by NINDS, the SBIR Program, and the BRAIN Initiative and therefore span diseases and disorders across the interest areas of these programs.

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN Initiative) is aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the brain by accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies to map, monitor and manipulate neural circuits.  This is a multi-billion dollar program at the cutting edge of neuroscience and neural engineering, with opportunities to engage a broad community of scientists and administrators across ten NIH Institutes and Centers and partner agencies such as NSF.   

Qualifications:   NINDS is seeking candidates with a doctoral degree and post-doctoral and/or industry training in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or related fields, with expertise in research and development of diagnostic and therapeutic neurotechnologies. Applicants must demonstrate that they have worked independently in planning, organizing, and conducting biomedical behavioral health, or health-related research and/or served effectively in research program administration in these fields. We encourage applications from candidates who enjoy working collaboratively and bring a diverse perspective to neural engineering research.  

The position will be filled under a Title 5 GS-601-13/14 or Non-Supervisory GS-15 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 resume or CV and letter of introduction describing experience and interest in this position to Dr. Nick Langhals.

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 and GS-15 Non-Supervisory position) 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.  

Delegated Examining (Open to the Public)

Merit Promotion (Open to Status Candidates)

To stay up to date with all the exciting career opportunities with NINDS, please subscribe to our Job Announcements listserv.  Email and include this language (without quotes) in the body of your email: "Subscribe NINDS-job-announcements your name".

All information provided by candidates will remain strictly confidential and will not be released outside the search process without a signed release from candidates. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.