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.

If you have a scientific position at the NIH that you would like advertised on this page, please contact Mitzi Kosciulek at mitzi.kosciulek@nih.gov or (301) 594-2157.

Criteria for Posting an NIH Scientific Position

Current NIH Scientific Vacancies

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

PositionPayClose Date (Sorted ascending)
Staff Scientist, The Division of Intramural Research (NHLBI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases (NIAID) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure-Track Investigator, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (NCI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure-Track Or Tenure-Eligible Position In The Laboratory Of Chemical Physics Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in RNA Biology, NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, Veterinary Medicine Section, NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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