Executive Careers at NIH

Are you looking for a senior or executive-level career at NIH?

These positions include:

  • Institute & Center Directors
  • Deputy Directors
  • Senior Executive Service positions
  • Other Senior Level positions at the NIH

Scroll below to view current vacancies.

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NIH Executive Lookbook

Explore an engaging visual and informational platform provided by OHR for insights into NIH’s senior and executive-level workforce. Not only does this tool offer an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with colleagues across NIH, but it also highlights the remarkable talent comprising the NIH Top 5 leaders. 

To access this resource, kindly visit the Executive Lookbook. For any requests concerning updates, revisions, or additions to your IC profile, please contact OHR Executive Resources.

Please note, if an executive plans to separate from the NIH, it is essential that OHR/DSSEM be notified by emailing the OHR Executive Resources mailbox. For positions that our office recruits for (IC Director, IC Deputy Director, Clinical Director, Scientific Director, Executive Officer, Senior Executive Service members, and Senior Level executives), we will contact the IC to determine how to backfill the position.
 

Criteria for posting an executive position

The position must be of an executive level (SES or Equivalent) within the respective IC; having significant authority and oversight in leading/directing a program and staff, working across a broad spectrum impacting the internal NIH community as well as working with external partners and stakeholders, often times having national/international impact. Positions are typically at the Division Director level or higher.

If you have an executive position at the NIH, that you would like advertised on this page, please contact Executive Careers.

In addition, there is a template with specific fields of information that should appear on all announcements. Please reach out to Executive Careers for the template.

Current NIH Executive Vacancies

PositionICPayClose Date
Director, National Library of Medicine NLM Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Chief of Staff NCI $147,649 - $221,900 per year
Health Systems Administrator (Executive Officer) CC $147,649 - $221,900 per year
Director Office of Acquisition and Logistics Management OD $147,649 - $221,900 per year
Director, Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity NIGMS Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Clinical Director, NHLBI NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Clinical Director and Chief of the Clinical Research Branch NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Scientific Director NINR Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Director, Division of Aging Biology NIA Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Associate Director, Division of Extramural Activities NINDS Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Director, Division for Research Capacity Building NIGMS Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Scientific Director CC Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Scientific Director NIAMS Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Associate Director for AIDS Research/Director, Office of AIDS Research OD Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Director, Office of Strategic Coordination OD Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Scientific Director, NIMHD NIMHD Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Clinical Director, NCCIH NCCIH Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled