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
Associate Director, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Fri, Jul 5th 2019
Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Activities (NINDS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative (NINDS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Director, Center for Cancer Training, NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience Sun, Jul 28th 2019
Director, Division of Basic and Integrative Biological Sciences, CSR Commensurate with qualifications and experience Thu, Jul 25th 2019
Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research, NIA Commensurate with qualifications and experience Fri, Aug 30th 2019
Director, Division of Extramural Activities, NIA Commensurate with qualifications and experience Fri, Aug 9th 2019
Director, National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience Mon, Aug 12th 2019
NIH Chief Data Strategist and Director, Office of Data Science Strategy, DPCPSI, NIH Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Project Director, HEALthy Brain Child Development (HBCD), Division of Extramural Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Wed, Jul 31st 2019