Are you an ambitious scientist hoping to make a high-impact job change? Do you have innovative ideas to accelerate neuroscience research discoveries? The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Division of Neuroscience seeks bright, creative, visionary scientists and physicians with a broad knowledge of neuroscience to conceive and develop large-scale funding initiatives, organize workshops, and interact with leading neuroscientists throughout the world. Successful candidates will join a highly interactive group of scientists and clinicians applying their basic, translational, and clinical experience and expertise in all areas of neuroscience.
The Division of Neuroscienceplans and directs a program of extramural grants, cooperative agreements and contracts in basic discovery and disease research in neuroscience, guiding NINDS’s largest research portfolio and charting the future of a vibrant, growing neuroscience research community. Please see the list of career opportunities and their respective points of contact.
Health Program Specialist (4 positions): The Health Program Specialist is someone who supports plans, coordinates, and screens proposed research projects relevant to subject-matter areas; assists with the design and detailed analysis of scientific and/or administrative factors affecting research program priorities and performance, and grants program evaluation; and provides guidance to grantees on research objectives, requirements, and compliance.
Epilepsy and the BRAIN Initiative® (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative is a collaborative, public-private research initiative with the goal of accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.) – contact Miriam Leenders, email@example.com
Research in areas including Pain, Sleep, Sensory and Motor Neuroscience – contact Jim Gnadt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Scientist Administrator/Program Director (4 positions): The Health Scientist Administrator directs research programs and performs a wide variety of activities related to overseeing a large grants program, including program planning and development, program management, solicitation, and evaluation.
HEAL Initiative (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term is an aggressive, federal, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.) – contact Jim Gnadt, email@example.com
Scientific Project Manager: The Scientific Project Manager is someone who directs and manages a portfolio of grants related to a particular area of scientific expertise. Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentation.
Scientific Review Administrator: The Scientific Review Administrator provides technical and scientific merit review of grant and contract applications and proposals; coordinates policies of review committees and special emphasis panels; and organizes scientific and technical merit review meetings.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Internal Number: DON-001
About National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.
To support this mission, NINDS:
• Supports and performs basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research through grants-in-aid, contracts, scientific meetings, and through research in its own laboratories, and clinics.
• Funds and conducts research training and career development programs to increase basic, translational and clinical neuroscience expertise and ensure a vibrant, talented, and diverse work force.
• Promotes the timely dissemination of scientific discoveries and their implications for neurological health to the public, health professionals, researchers, and policy-makers.
Visit https://www.ninds.nih.gov for more information on career opportunities.