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), Office of Pain Policy and Planning 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 Office of Pain Policy and Planningadvances pain research on a national level; coordinates and supports trans-NIH pain research and activities through the NIH Pain Consortium and trans-agency pain research through the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee; advises and coordinates the trans-NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) initiative. Please see the listed career opportunities below and their respective points of contact.
Health Program Specialist: The Health Program Specialist 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.
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 Linda Porter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Scientist Administrator/Program Director: 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.
Science Program Leader, Trans-NIH/ Trans-Agency Pain Research Programs– contact Linda Porter, email@example.com
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: OPPP-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.