Program Director, Channels, Synapses and Circuits Cluster (NINDS)

Position Description: The NINDS has a position opening for a Health Scientist Administrator (Program Director) to oversee extramural activities in the molecular structure, function and regulation of ion channels and transporters. The successful candidate will work with program staff to strengthen programs in the basic, translational and clinical research of ion channels and transporters in the nervous system. The individual will manage/co-manage a portfolio of research grants, cooperative agreements and/or contracts to support this area of neuroscience research.

The NINDS is a leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and the nervous system at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NINDS provides funding and resources for basic, translational and clinical research through various funding opportunities within the three Divisions of Neuroscience, Clinical Research and Translational Research.

Located within the Division of Neuroscience, the Channels, Synapses and Circuits (CSC) Cluster provides oversight of grants focused on the basic neuroscience of channels, synapses and circuits as well as on basic, translational and clinical research on the epilepsies. Program Directors in the CSC Cluster work closely with colleagues in other NINDS Divisions and NIH Institutes to provide oversight and expertise on grants and contracts relevant to the research focus of the Cluster.

Qualifications: NINDS is seeking a candidate with a doctoral degree and post-doctoral training, with expertise in the molecular structure, function and regulation of ion channels and transporters in the nervous system. Candidates with a strong background in neuroscience or related discipline and experience as faculty in an academic institution are highly desirable.

This is a GS-13, GS-14 or GS-15 position located in Bethesda, MD. The position is based upon individual qualifications, including independent research and professional experience. A full benefits package is available, which includes Thrift Savings Plan participation, health, life and long-term care insurance. Candidate may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses, telework and other work schedule flexibility in accordance with NIH policy.

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter, CV, and contact details for three references to to be considered for this position.

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.

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