Director, Office of Neural Exposome and Toxicology Research

National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD
Salary is commensurate with the experience of the applicant.
Jun 25, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is a leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and the nervous system at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  NINDS has established a new Office of Neural Exposome and Toxicology Research to enhance the knowledge of the interaction of environmental factors and nervous system structure and function, including their influence on the development of neurological disorders and stroke.

Located within the Division of Translation Research (DTR), the Office of Neural Exposome and Toxicology Research will coordinate neuro-environmental research, oversee neurotoxicology-related fields, and administer the NINDS Countermeasures against chemical threats (CounterACT) program. The office will work to launch research efforts to better understand the consequences of the exposome and translational opportunities in neurological disorders and stroke.

The Director of the office exercises broad influence regarding highly complex scientific program and policy issues and provides leadership such as the following:

  • develop a strategic plan for Neural Exposome research and establish advisory committees (NINDS, trans-NIH, and external);
  • lead workshops and webinars to engage the neuroscience community and lead the current collaborative activities with the NIH Blueprint, AD/ADRD, and OBSSR;
  • work closely with NIH Office of the Director and the other NIH Institutes and Centers to launch research opportunities on the Neural Exposome;
  • develops and leverages trans-NIH programs and collaborations and public-private partnerships;
  • serve as the point of contact for collaborative efforts with NIEHS;
  • direct the NINDS program in Countermeasures against chemical threats (CounterACT);
  • supervise staff involved in programs related to the neural exposome and neurotoxicology at NINDS.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, substantial multidisciplinary scientific expertise in toxicology and neuroscience combined with experience advancing research ideas to the point of helping patients. The ideal candidate will have programmatic experience working with academia and industry and be a recognized expert in neurotoxicology, the influence of the environment on the nervous system, and basic and translational neuroscience. The incumbent will also have a history of original contributions to neurotoxicology recognized for distinction with scientific awards, working with relevant professional societies, and being invited lectures and at major meetings and symposia.

The position will be filled under a Senior Biomedical Research and Biomedical Product Assessment Services (SBRBPAS) excepted service appointment. Salary is commensurate with the experience and a full package of Civil Service benefits is available, including retirement, health and life insurance, leave, and savings plan (401K equivalent).

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter, CV, and contact details for three references and include “Neural Exposome and Toxicology Research” on the Subject Line. Specific questions regarding this vacancy can be directed to Your application package must be received by July 25, 2021.

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.