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Senior Investigator / Surgical Neurology Branch Chief

Bethesda, Maryland
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Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Division of Intramural Research


Senior Investigator / Surgical Neurology Branch Chief 

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is searching for an outstanding translational neurosurgery researcher to serve as Senior Investigator and Chief of the NINDS Surgical Neurology Branch (SNB) in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). The SNB is located on the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland. 

The SNB is dedicated to the joint missions of (1) conducting basic, translational, and clinical research that advances knowledge about the human brain in health and disease and (2) training neurosurgical scientists. The SNB includes a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, neurologists, neurosurgical residents and fellows, nurses and clinical staff, scientists and research trainees, and administrative staff. The clinical team provides comprehensive patient care at the NIH Clinical Center (CC), including world-class standard treatments as well as innovative first-in-person clinical trials. The basic and translational research involves disease mechanisms and new treatments for neurologic disorders. Integrated with these efforts are training programs, for residents, medical students, clinical, post-doctoral and post-baccalaureate fellows, and graduate students, designed to develop tomorrow's leaders in basic and translational neurosurgery research. 

There are opportunities to work closely with many collaborators within and outside the NIH Intramural Program. The research portfolio of the Division of Intramural Research at NINDS includes several other active programs on movement disorders, neuroimmunology, neurogenetics, cortical plasticity, autonomic medicine, and neuroimaging. There is a large and active basic neuroscience community in NINDS and within the larger research enterprise at NIH, with outstanding programs on such topics as ion channel biophysics, synaptic physiology, neural circuit function, and cell and developmental biology. 

The successful individual will be expected to direct a clinical and lab-based research program. Investigators should be interested in translating their findings to potential applications to humans and using results from humans to stimulate new pre-clinical studies. The ideal candidate should have experience in overseeing a productive neurosurgery research program of international repute. An M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and current board certification in neurosurgery is preferred, as well as experience overseeing residency training rotations in neurosurgery. The individual should have demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to help build and administer a research program beyond their own particular focus. Excellence in written and oral English communications are preferred. The NIH is committed to enhancing diversity at all levels, and a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity in science is important. 

Laboratory facilities, shared research facilities, and research funds 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 their curriculum vitae (CV) including bibliography. Please also include in the CV: a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving underrepresented groups in biomedical research; and three references. Although not required, it is also highly recommended a cover letter be submitted that includes career and research interests. Review of applications is expected to begin on September 30, 2022 and will close October 15, 2022. All materials should be sent to: Jennifer Delawder, NINDS Office of the Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research, NINDS, NIH at delawdej@nih.gov. 

All employees are subject to a background investigation

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers


Posted: 2022-09-01 Expires: 2022-10-01

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