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. There are currently 3 vacancies within the Division of Translational Research and Division of Neuroscience, NINDS for a Scientific Project Manager.
Division of Translational Research (DTR)
The Scientific Project Manager in the Division of Translational Research (DTR) will manage a portfolio of drug discovery and development cooperative agreements and contracts in the DTR, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH, DHHS. Candidates with knowledge of drug discovery and development process from hit identification to clinical Phase I; significant experience with drug research and development in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent preferred with project leadership experience on cross-discipline drug discovery or development teams; proven leadership and management skills, excellent communication, negotiation and facilitation skills required, both oral and written, and proven ability to interact effectively with senior management, in public forums and within project teams. The qualified candidate will provide expert leadership, advice and guidance to the DTR staff in preparing and managing cooperative agreements and contracts. The incumbent will manage a portfolio of drug discovery grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with trans-NIH scope including responsibility for all aspects of administration (i.e., organizing and managing). The incumbent will define project objectives; plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget; oversee quality control, assemble data and manage program budgets. The incumbent will, in conjunction with the Director of the DTR, define and communicate the DTR’s strategic goals and initiatives both internally and externally to the NIH. S/he will work with the Director of DTR to identify and foster relationships with private and public concerns in order to facilitate transition and commercialization of DTR’s translational projects. The Project Manager will be responsible for providing direct or arranging for the necessary chemistry, pharmacology, neuroscience, and experimental design expertise to advance the translational and therapy development efforts as part of the NINDS mission.
Division of Neuroscience (DON)
The primary purpose of the Scientific Project Manager in the Division of Neuroscience (DON) is to manage a portfolio of non-addictive pain therapeutic target discovery and initial therapeutics development cooperative agreements and contracts in the NINDS-DON. DON is looking for candidates with: 1) knowledge and expertise in pain biology, translational pain research, drug discovery and development process from hit identification to therapeutic optimization; 2) significant experience with research on therapeutic target validations and drug development in the academia or pharmaceutical industry or equivalent, preferred with project leadership experience on cross-discipline drug discovery or development teams; 3) proven leadership and management skills, excellent communication, negotiation and facilitation skills required, both oral and written, and proven ability to interact effectively with senior management, in public forums and within project teams.
Please find the USAJobs Announcements for the Scientific Project Manager positions which will be live from May 3, 2021 to May 9, 2021.
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.
3 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: This is a GS-13, GS-14 or GS-15 position located in Rockville, 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.
Internal Number: NINDS28-0022
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.
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