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.

PositionICPayClose Date
Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Activities NIMH Salary will commensurate with the experience of the candidate.
Staff Scientist, Predictive Toxicology Branch NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, Chronic Disease Epidemiology Group NIEHS Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate.
Laboratory Chief, Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases (LPVD) NIAID Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and accomplishments
Postdoctoral position, Translational Immunobiology Unit, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator, Laboratory of Host Immunity and Microbiome NIAID Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments
Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Technology and Applications Center NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure Track investigator in the Department of Bioethics (DBE) CC Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, Animal Care Program, Intramural Research Program NIDA Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, Quantitative Medical Imaging Section NIBIB Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director Office of Preclinical Pain Research NINDS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deputy Director, Division of Lung Diseases NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Supervisory Health Scientist, Collaborative Clinical Research Branch NIAID $144,128 to $172,500 per year
Chief, Predictive Toxicology Branch, Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Clinician and Associate Program Director, Laboratory of Biological Modeling NIDDK Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Nurse (Consultants), Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation NIAID $103,690 to $134,798 per year
Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Activities NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director of Research Operations and Analysis, Division of Extramural Activities NINDS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Noncanonical Ribosome Functions in Cellular Stress Response NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
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