Job Opening: HA National Director of Research


National Director, Research

Full-time, Remote Position (U.S.)


The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is seeking a National Director of Research who will lead a fast paced, broad spectrum research department, and emerging research program focused on the various etiologies and diverse needs related to hydrocephalus care and treatment. HA’s research program spans basic, translational and clinical research, and our strategy has resulted in significant results with $13M invested in the program since its founding in 2009, and funded scientists and clinical networks going on to secure federal grants resulting in a return on investment of more than $50M. The National Director of Research will collaborate with a range of stakeholders to execute a research strategy driving the program to fulfill HA’s strategic vision and goals. The National Director of Research reports to the President and CEO.

Hydrocephalus Association


The Hydrocephalus Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the challenges of hydrocephalus by promoting and funding research, and through comprehensive support, education and advocacy programs supporting patients and families who are affected by this condition. Founded in 1983 by parents, HA today is the nation’s largest and most respected organization dedicated to hydrocephalus. HA has been instrumental in creating a community of individuals, families, health care professionals and scientists addressing the complexities of hydrocephalus in all age groups. HA is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Hydrocephalus Association’s mission is to find a cure for hydrocephalus and to improve the lives of those impacted by this condition. The Association seeks to accomplish its mission by collaborating with patients, families, caregivers, researchers and industry, raising awareness and funding innovative, high-impact research to prevent, treat and ultimately cure hydrocephalus. HA’s vision is a future without hydrocephalus.

The Hydrocephalus Association offers a very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and life insurance coverage, a 403(b) plan, paid vacation, and more!

The full job description can be found here. Qualified candidates should submit a resume or curriculum vitae with a cover letter via email to by February 28, 2022. Email subject must contain the words, “National Director, Research.”

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