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Vacancy Announcement

Associate Director for the Office of Clinical Research

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NINDS announces a search for a Director of the Office of Clinical Research (OCR). The NINDS is the major funding agency for clinical research in hundreds of neurological conditions. The OCR Director makes unique and extraordinarily important contributions to the future neurologic health of the nation.

The OCR works with investigators to plan, pilot and execute approximately 75 Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical neuroscience trials in clinics throughout the United States. The OCR is responsible for managing the portfolio of clinical trials and coordinating the clinical research effort within the NINDS Division of Extramural Research. In addition, the OCR facilitates the transition of promising therapies coming from the NINDS Office of Translational Research into clinical trials. OCR also oversees the operation of 3 major clinical trial networks in stroke (StrokeNet), emergency neurology (NETT), and phase 2 discovery research (NeuroNext). To carry out its mission, OCR has a staff of 19 employees and an annual clinical trials portfolio of $120 million.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate for this position will have an established international reputation for clinical neuroscience research as well as demonstrated skills in the design, management, and analysis of clinical trials. A broad background in neuroscience and working in a team environment is critical. Consistent with the required qualifications, the individual will be appointed as a Science Executive in Title 42.


Bethesda, MD


The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her qualifications.  Full Federal benefits will be provided including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401k equivalent).

How To Apply

Applications (letter of intent and CV) for this position should be sent to: Walter Koroshetz, M.D., Deputy Director, NINDS, c/o Joanne Pomponio, NIH, 31 Center Drive, 31/8A52, Bethesda, MD 20892. Applications will be reviewed beginning on July 1. Questions about this position should be directed to Walter Koroshetz, M.D. at (301) 496-3167. The NINDS is one of the Institutes of the National Institutes of Health, a component of the Department of Health and Human Services.


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