Executive Careers at NIH

This website is designed to host advertisements of senior and executive-level positions such as Institute & Center Directors, Deputy Directors, Senior Executive Service positions and many others with similar characteristics. View current NIH Executive vacancies below and the NIH Executive Onboarding section.

If you have an executive position at the NIH that you would like advertised on this page, please contact Mariela Light at mariela.light@nih.gov or (301) 496-9788.

Criteria for Posting an NIH 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.

In addition, there is a template with specific fields of information that should appear on all announcements. Please reach out to Mariela Light at mariela.light@nih.gov for the template.

Current NIH Executive Vacancies

This list is not comprehensive and represents only currently and recently advertised positions.

Position Pay Close Date
Director, National Eye Institute (NEI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Mon, Dec 2nd 2019
Director, National Institute of Nursing Research Commensurate with qualifications and experience Mon, Nov 18th 2019
Director, Division of Cancer Biology (NCI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Fri, Nov 1st 2019
Deputy Director, Office of Science Policy Commensurate with qualifications and experience Fri, Nov 1st 2019
Clinical Director/Supervisory Physician (Clinical), NCCIH Commensurate with qualifications and experience Wed, Oct 16th 2019
Director, Division of Extramural Activities, National Eye Institute Commensurate with qualifications and experience Sat, Oct 12th 2019
Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative (NINDS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Associate Director, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Chief Data Strategist, NIH Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled