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Technical Lab Manager

National Eye Institute
Bethesda, Maryland
This appointment will initially be at the GS-11 level with promotion potential to GS-13.
Closing date
Feb 5, 2024

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Eye Institute

Intramural Research Program

Technical Lab Manager GS-11 (FTE)

Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI

The intramural program of the National Eye Institute invites applications for a Technical Lab Manager. This position is in the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research (LSR) in the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, DHHS.

The Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research is a collegial and supportive department dedicated to understanding the organization of the brain related to vision, visual perception & cognition, and the control of eye movements. It provides a vibrant intellectual environment and excellent facilities for research, including dedicated computer systems, a machine shop, an electronics shop, a neuroanatomy lab, and access to fMRI facilities dedicated to monkey brain imaging. The intramural research program at NIH supports visionary, high-risk experiments that push the boundaries of systems neuroscience, and provides opportunities for studies of human patients with diseases related to the visual and oculomotor systems. The LSR also plays a key role in training the next generation of scientists in vision research.

The primary purpose of this position is to participate in the day-to-day planning, managing, and directing of projects and activities associated with the mission of the LSR. The successful applicant will be expected to assume hands-on responsibility for the efficient management and use of laboratory resources. They will oversee and coordinate a wide range of scientific and administrative activities, including communication of LSR science, directing outreach activities, and supporting the career development of LSR fellows and staff.

This appointment will initially be at the GS-11 level with promotion potential to GS-13. A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life, and long-term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan participation, etc.) is available. All employees of the Federal Government are subject to conflict-of-interest statutes and regulations, including the Standards of Ethical Conduct.


To receive strong consideration, applicants should have a bachelor’s or graduate degree in neuroscience or related disciplines appropriate for this position and demonstrated skills in the areas needed to perform the duties described above, including strong communication and interpersonal skills.


Candidates interested in this position should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and brief description of relevant experience (all in a single file, pdf format) to (email). Submitting documents through email does not constitute applying for this position.  To formally apply, individuals will need to submit an application on through the official announcement opening January 22 – February 2, 2024.


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