NINDS has 2 position vacancies for a Health Program Specialist to assist Program Directors (PDs) and other program staff with grant and contract programs that support the Institute, Division, and Program missions. The duties of the Health Program Specialist include interactions with NIH staff, universities, businesses, private foundations, and other government agencies in order to develop research initiatives, manage grant portfolios, analyze data emerging from research projects, track the scientific progress of research and development efforts, and provide information to potential applicants. The incumbent should have knowledge of one or more of the following areas: neuroscience, pharmacology, toxicology, or pre-clinical therapeutics development.
The Health Program Specialist positions will support team-based discovery and translational pain research programs under the NIHHEAL Initiative, and are located in the Division of Neuroscience (DON) and Division of Translational Research (DTR), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH, DHHS. The Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to be considered for this position. Foreign nationals or legal permanent residents are not eligible for consideration. Selection for this position is dependent upon successful referral from a USA Jobs announcement for the listed position title.
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.
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: This is a Federal GS-11, GS-12 or GS-13 position located in Montgomery County MD. Level is based upon individual qualifications and professional experience. Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s experience and a full package of Civil Series benefits is available, including recruitment, health and life insurance, leave, and savings (401K equivalent).
Internal Number: NINDS28-0019
About National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 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 workforce; and promotes the timely dissemination of scientific discoveries and their implications for neurological health to the public, health professionals, researchers, and policy-makers.