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National Institute Of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20812
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a Staff Scientist/Facility Head Director to direct the Human Brain Collection Core (HBCC). The mission is to conduct and support research on brain and behavior, learning about the causes and mechanisms of mental illnesses with the goal of reducing the burden of mental illness.
HBCC is a national resource, providing unique opportunities in mental health research.Information gained from this research will lead to better understanding of brain dysfunction in mental disorders and development of new therapeutic and preventive strategies. Position Duties:Primary responsibilities of the Director will include serving as a partner in and facilitator of the research enterprise within the IRP; providing oversight of HBCC’s operations; ensuring that appropriate quality standards and brain banking best practices are maintained, coordinating lab safety activities, management of the budget, overseeing extraction and databasing of clinical data, mentoring and supervising.
He/She will acquisition brain from postmortem donors, providing extensive characterization of donors and tissue distribution to support both internal and external collaborations and conducting translational research into psychiatric disorders. The incumbent will be expected to participate in various committees and workgroups i.e.
Diagnostic Categorization Workgroup. The successful candidate must be committed to scientific excellence and highly collaborative research ensuring an immense impact on the field of brain imaging and helping scientists with brain image data analysis.
The candidate should also have experience in in-vivo brain imaging techniques, and imaging genetics as well as diagnostic assessments. Qualifications:Candidates must have earned a PH.D.
or M.D. and demonstrate experience as an outstanding scientist as well as experience in managing and providing oversight of a national brain banking resource.Applicants must possess demonstrable experience and skills in management and supervision, budget oversight, resource allocation.
Applicants must also possess the ability to analyze, prioritize and delegate resources while managing multiple projects. Expertise and experience should include demonstration of positive and collegial interactions with staff at all levels and with scientific staff to promote and facilitate their research and scholarly contributions.
How to apply:
Applications for this position will be accepted via USAJ. Please refer to Careers at NIMH for updated details with the USAJobs link for this recruitment.
Interested candidates will be able to submit their application on USAJ for a "Physician (Clinical)" GP 15 beginning January 2, 2024, through January 11, 2024. Applicants should submit the following:
cover letter highlighting key qualifications, current curriculum vitae with a complete bibliography (no mini-CV or biosketch); including examples of scientific recognition (eg
awards, honors, and outside activities), a two-page (single spaced) summary of experience, and contact information for three professional references, as well as an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement (not to exceed 2 pages, single spaced) that describe your mentoring, teaching, or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse population of women, individuals from racial/ethnic minorities, and other groups who are underrepresented in biomedical research. Applications from women, persons from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
The position is subject to a background check. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment authorization visa.