Deputy Chief, Stroke Branch, NINDS
Review begins: January 1, 2021
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH is searching for an outstanding translational investigator to be Deputy Chief of the NINDS Intramural Stroke Branch. The Stroke Branch has advanced both basic and clinical science in its laboratories on the Bethesda intramural research campus and through the research of the NIH stroke service at busy area hospitals. The NINDS Stroke Clinical Research Program has strong collaborations with local area hospitals to support its research programs, including Suburban Hospital and the NIH StrokeNet regional coordinating center at MedStar Health Research Institute- MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The Stroke Branch directs an ACGME-accredited Vascular Neurology fellowship. The focus of the Stroke Branch going forward will include both basic/translational and clinical/epidemiological innovative research program(s) in all aspects of stroke, acute traumatic brain injury, and/or vascular cognitive impairment. The NINDS Stroke Branch has indeed already made important basic and translational contributions to our understanding of stroke and related disease. The Stroke Branch is in a period of exciting revitalization and is searching for an outstanding scientist with an innovative research track record in basic/translational problems related to stroke using pre-clinical models. A senior investigator is sought to help the new Stroke Branch Chief revitalize the program as the Deputy Stroke Branch Chief.
The Division of Intramural Research at NINDS boasts strong programs in movement disorders, neuroimmunology, neurogenetics, cortical plasticity, surgical neurology, and neuroimaging relevant to neurological disorders and stroke. There is a large and active basic neuroscience community in NINDS and within the larger neuroscience community at NIH, which has outstanding programs in ion channel biophysics, synaptic physiology, neural circuit function, as well as cell and developmental biology.
The successful individual will be expected to develop and direct a lab-based research program. We are particularly interested in investigators with an interest in basic mechanisms of stroke and related diseases using pre-clinical models. Investigators should be interested in translating these findings toward potential applications to humans and using results from humans to stimulate new pre-clinical studies. The individual will have excellent skills in structuring an original, productive, and important research program of international repute. They must have excellent communication skills. A Ph.D., MD./Ph.D. D.V.M.., Pharm. D., MD degree, or equivalent doctoral degree is required. The individual should also have demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to help build and administer a research program beyond their own program. NIH is committed to enhancing diversity at all levels and a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity in science is also important.
Laboratory facilities, shared research facilities, research funds, and salary are competitive with premier academic institutions. This is a tenure-eligible position for exceptionally accomplished applicants.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. A full civil service benefits (including retirement, health, life and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) package is available.
Applicants must submit a CV, including bibliography and description of research interests, and three references. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women or other underrepresented groups in biomedical research. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Applications will be accepted beginning Nov 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin 60 days following this date and will continue until the position is filled. All materials should be sent to: Rachael Schacherer, Office of the Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research, NINDS, NIH, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
All employees are subject to a background investigation. DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.