Program Director, Preclinical Screening Platform for Pain (PSPP), (NINDS)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is a leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and the nervous system at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Preclinical Screening Platform for Pain (PSPP) is a NINDS/NIH-funded, preclinical screening program with a mission to facilitate the discovery of new non-opioid, non-additive therapeutic agents addressing unmet medical needs in pain. The PSPP is part of the NINDS Division of Translational Research (DTR) which has a mission to facilitate the discovery and development of new therapeutic interventions for neurological disorders. To achieve this goal NINDS is seeking a creative Health Science Administrator/Scientific Project Manager for the PSPP program.

The Health Science Administrator/Scientific Project Manager within PSPP will be responsible for managing a portfolio of preclinical projects and will work with external participants and contractors to evaluate test candidates in a suite of relevant assays. A background in neuroscience, with drug discovery and development/pharmacology /industry experience would be highly desirable.

The position will be filled under a Title 5 GS-601-13/14 appointment. Having a Ph.D. is a requirement for the position. 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 must apply by responding to a Global Health Scientist Administrator announcement (GS-13/14 position) which will be posted on the website USAJOBS (https://www.usajobs.gov/) on January 21, 2020 and will remain open for ten days before closing. Those not familiar with USAJOBS are encouraged to explore the website in advance of the announcement opening. Questions about this position may be directed to: smriti.iyengar@nih.gov

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.

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