Careers at NINDS

Careers at NINDS

Interested in the big picture? NINDS seeks bold, visionary scientists and physicians with a broad knowledge of neuroscience. As a part of our team, you will 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.

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NINDS Job Opportunities
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Do you have a vision for the future of neuroscience research and the role of new technologies in determining how neural circuits function? Would you like to play a leadership role in a program that engages the world’s top scientists to open entirely new pathways to discovery? Would you be excited by the opportunity to contribute to amazing technological advances and innovation? The BRAIN Initiative® is an ambitious scientific program to develop the needed tools and understand how brain circuit activity enables thought and behavior.

The Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.  Research from the Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM Initiative, or NIH HEAL InitiativeSM, includes over 20 distinct programs. These programs are led by 12 NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). The ambitious and crosscutting nature of the NIH HEAL Initiative requires ongoing input and engagement from experts across disciplines and sectors. Learn more about NINDS' role and our current openings in the HEAL Initiative.

Health Program Specialists in NINDS support 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. Provides guidance to grantees on research objectives, requirements, and compliance.

Program Directors in NINDS are responsible for providing scientific and technical leadership and direction to the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of assigned engineering and technology development for biomedical research in the Division of Extramural Activities, Division of Neuroscience, Division of Translational Research and Division of Clinical Research. They are responsible for formulating, planning, directing, and evaluating NIH-wide program objectives, policies, and activities for a portfolio of national recognized research projects, research programs and other grants/awards, cooperative agreements, and/or contracts.

Position Division/Office/Branch Category Contact
Chief, Research Operations Branch Division of Extramural Activities Anna Taylor, Ph.D.
Scientific Project Manager, Small Business Program Division of Translational Research Emily Caporello, Ph.D.
Program Director, Systems & Computational Neuroscience Division of Neuroscience Yejun (Janet) He, Ph.D.
Director, Biologics Neurotherapeutic Development Division of Translational Research Amir Tamiz, Ph.D.
Health Science Policy Analyst Office of the Director, Office of Science Policy and Planning (OSPP) NINDS Careers
Health Program Specialist Division of Neuroscience Ling Wong, Ph.D.
Scientific Director Intramural Research Joanne Pomponio
Scientific Project Manger, HEAL Initiative PTDP NIH HEAL Initiative Mary Ann Pelleymounter, Ph.D.
Scientific Project Manger, URGenT Division of Translational Research Chris Boshoff, Ph.D.
Scientific Project Manger, BPN-Biologics Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN) Chris Boshoff, Ph.D.
Program Director, Parkinson’s Disease Division of Neuroscience Christine Swanson-Fischer, Ph.D.
Program Director, Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) Division of Neuroscience Roderick Corriveau, Ph.D.
Program Director, Pain Division of Neuroscience Yejun (Janet) He, Ph.D.
Program Director, Neural Environment Division of Neuroscience Francesca Bosetti, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator, PSPP, HEAL Initiative NIH HEAL Initiative Smriti Iyengar, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist Position in Molecular Neurobiology Section NIH BRAIN Initiative NINDS BRAIN Jobs
Neurosurgery Research Fellowships Surgical Neurology Branch John D. Heiss, M.D.
Health Science Policy Analyst, ONCE Office of the Director, Office of Neuroscience Communication and Engagement (ONCE) Alissa Gallagher, M.P.H.
Health Science Policy Analyst, OPPP Office of the Director, Office of Pain Policy and Planning (OPPP) Linda Porter, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator (Program Director), BRAIN Initiative NIH BRAIN Initiative Ned Talley, Ph.D.