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. Visit the Scientific Administrators page to learn more.
  • 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 the Corporate Recruitment Unit.

PositionICPayClose Date
Investigator (Tenure-Track or Tenure-Eligible) NIDA Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Senior Data Science Strategist NIA Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deputy Director NCATS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure-Track Investigator NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Section Chief NCATS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist 1 NEI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Data Science Architect NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Senior Advisor for Data Science NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist/Facility Head NIDA Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist/Facility Head NIDA Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director for the Epigenomics and DNA Sequencing Core Facility Staff Scientist NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Senior Investigator and Chief NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Clinicians (Physicians) NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Scientist NIMHD Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Clinical Tenure-Track Investigator NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Director of Extramural Division of Aging Biology NIA Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Scientist 1 NLM Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Clinician NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Clinician - Clinical Research Support, Genetics, Neurology, Endocrinology NICHD Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Clinician (Physician) - Vaccine Research Center NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Hematopathologist CC Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Scientist NICHD Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Clinical Tenure-Track Investigator NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Clinician NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Scientist NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Senior Investigator and Chief NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Clinician and Director of Clinical Operations for the Personalized Environment and Genes Study NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Director, Biologics and Biotherapeutics Development NINDS 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