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Director of Research Operations and Analysis, NINDS

Bethesda, Maryland
Salary will be commensurate with the experience.
Closing date
Jun 27, 2021
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Director of Research Operations and Analysis, Division of Extramural Activities, NINDS

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director of Research Operations and Analysis (DROA) in the Division of Extramural Activities (DEA). The Division of Extramural Activities functions as an umbrella organization, coordinating the scientific and administrative activities of the Institute’s four Extramural Divisions (DEA, Division of Neuroscience, Division of Clinical Research, Division of Translational Research) and overseeing the process of awarding an extramural budget of approximately $2.3 billion/year. The Director of Research Operations and Analysis will work with the DEA Associate Director to ensure that: (1) the research activities of the extramural divisions are based on the results of rigorous scientific analysis of neuroscience/neurology research; (2) extramural funding mechanisms are responsive to the evolving needs of the neuroscience/neurology community, meet the needs of the extramural divisions, and are consistent with NIH regulations; (3) NINDS research operations are coordinated and harmonized across the extramural program. Together with the Associate Director, s/he will oversee approximately 44 professional staff. Information about NINDS can be found at

If you are ready for an exciting leadership opportunity, please see the detailed advertisement on the NINDS Jobs website under NINDS Administrative, Executive and Scientific Careers,

Qualifications: This individual should have expertise as a neuroscientist (Ph.D. or M.D. level) and extensive experience as an extramural executive such as a research administrator.  S/he should have demonstrated leadership ability and organizational skills and the ability to collaborate with researchers and other stakeholders in the neuroscience community. S/he should have experience in developing and setting strategic priorities, communicating, and promoting scientific policies, managing human and financial resources and budgetary planning.  The applicant should be known and respected within the neuroscience community.

Salary/Benefits:  Salary will be commensurate with the experience. The position will be filled under a Title 42(f) excepted service appointment and a full package of federal benefits will be provided. The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure requirements.

How to Apply: Applicants should electronically submit a current curriculum vitae, bibliography, full contact details for three (3) references, and prepare two (2) statements: a vision statement and a statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (please limit each statement to two pages). Review of applications will begin on June 6, 2021 and applications will continue to be accepted and considered until the position is filled.

You may contact Lyn Jakeman, Ph.D.  with questions and for more information about this vacancy at

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