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 Clinical Research 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 Clinical Research provides oversight for clinical trials to test the safety and efficacy of innovative treatments of neurological disorders and stroke, epidemiological studies of natural history, biomarker studies, and studies designed to elucidate the causes of neurological disorders; develops new clinical science initiatives, maintains the scientific integrity of clinical trials, and provides expertise in statistics and clinical trial design to the Institute and to clinical investigators. Listed are the career opportunities within DCR and the respective points of contact for each position.
Medical Officer (2 positions): A Medical Officer is someone with a board certification ideally in neurology who plans, organizes, and directs extramural and collaborative research. Manages and evaluates research grants, interagency agreements and contracts related to projects in the scientific area.
HEAL Initiative (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative is an aggressive, federal, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.) – contact Jeremy Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Health Disparities Research –contact Claudia Moy, email@example.com
Health Program Specialist: A 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.
HEAL Initiative (Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative is an aggressive, federal, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.) – contact Claudia Moy, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: DCR-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.