Scientific Careers at NIH

There are two types of scientific careers at the NIH - scientific administrative and scientist-researcher positions.

  • Scientific administration are positions outside the lab. Responsibilities may include administering grants for research, managing science programs, and advising on cutting edge resources.
  • Scientists-research are positions that may involve lab work and/or direct patient care activities. Positions include nurses, physicians, data scientists, and clinical and basic researchers.

Additionally, the NIH supports the next generation of scientists. We fund thousands of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across the United States. Visit Scientific Fellowships and Trainees to learn more.

Criteria for posting a scientific position

The position must be a scientific, research, or scientific/administrator position within the respective IC. Positions are not Title 5 (GS) appointments advertised on USA Jobs but rather specialized scientific positions filled through other mechanisms like Title 42(f) or (g), and the Senior Biomedical Research and Biomedical Product Assessment Service (SBRBPAS). Examples of such positions include Staff Scientist, Senior Investigator, and SBRBPAS Scientist.

If you have a scientific position at the NIH that you would like advertised on this page or would like further information, please contact Kyle Hartwig, (301) 594-2157.

PositionICPayClose Date
Laboratory Chief NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist- Behavioral/Systems Neuroscience NIDA Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deputy Director, Research Services Core (RSC), Division of Pre-Clinical Innovation (DPI), NCATS NCATS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure-Track Investigator NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director, DEA NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery Research Program NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Clinician (Physician) NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Clinician (Physician) NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist 2 (Core Laboratory) - Chief, Rocky Mountain Veterinary Branch NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
STAFF SCIENTIST, BIOINFORMATICS/COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Deputy Scientific Information Officer NICHD Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Senior Investigator and Chief, Epidemiology Branch, NICHD NICHD Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Scientist 1 - Cell Biology of Hearing NIDCD Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Clinical Fellow – Neuroimaging Research Branch NIDA Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Clinical Director NIDCD Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled

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