NINDS Health Scientist Administrator (Program Director)
National Institutes of Health
May 8, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) will soon advertise an exciting opportunity for a Health Science Administrator (Program Director) to join the NINDS/NIH team in responding to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. The position will be open in USAJobs from May 29 through June 7, 2018, through a generically labeled job ad for a Health Sciences Administrator (PO) at the NIH. This communication is intended to help inform interested individuals so that they can prepare to apply. Please share this message widely. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, must register in USAJobs.gov and apply via that website when the announcement is open, and be ready to provide proof of relevant degrees at the time of application. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org before the announcement appears, and before applying.
This Program Director will be part of the NINDS/NIA/NIH team for implementing and planning NIH programs in Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) research, will participate on NINDS and NIH-wide committees, and will work on highly collaborative projects with Program staff at the NINDS, the NIA, other NIH institutes, and other government and non-government entities. The successful candidate will manage an NINDS grant and cooperative agreement portfolio, communicate with and assist current and prospective grantees, and communicate with the public.
The position is within the Neurodegeneration group in the Division of Neuroscience at the NINDS. As a Health Science Administrator, you will have the opportunity to see a broad spectrum of science and work with innovators and leaders in neuroscience research. The job vacancy announcement is expected to go live some time in the coming weeks, and the ad’s relevance for this specific position may not be clear from the ad itself. Once again, prospective applicants are encouraged to contact email@example.com before the ad appears, and before applying.
The NINDS is one of the Institutes of the National Institutes of Health, a component of the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.
The successful candidate will have an advanced scientific degree (e.g., PhD or MD) with a strong background in the study of mechanisms associated with neurodegenerative disorders, neurobiology/neuroscience, molecular and systems biology, genetics, neurophysiology or related basic science. As a candidate for this position, you may in addition have expertise in translational research, biomarkers, omic-technologies and network biology, clinical research, stem cell biology, or health disparities research. Experience in writing and successfully competing for grant applications will be an asset, as well as excellent communication skills (oral and written) to engage academic investigators, researchers from biotech/pharma, and patient advocacy groups in how to advance AD/ADRD research objectives via NIH funding mechanisms and related opportunities. The ability to communicate scientific findings to broad research and lay communities is an important requirement and can be demonstrated by publications, presentations at major scientific meetings, community outreach, and teaching in undergraduate, graduate medical school settings.
To meet the challenges of this opportunity a successful candidate should have demonstrated leadership experience. This leadership experience could be as an independently funded principal investigator, experienced scientific mentor, committee chairman, workshop leader, or through other activities (e.g. in negotiation and facilitation including with senior management, in public forums, and within project teams). Interested individuals with a track record of playing leadership roles in successfully stimulating research and discovery are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: NINDS
About National Institutes of Health
The NINDS is one of the Institutes of the National Institutes of Health, a component of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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