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
Staff Scientist NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist (Senior Scientist) NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director, Electron Microscopy Core NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery and Equity Research NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Chief, Tobacco Control Research Branch NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Senior Investigator/Chief, Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist - Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, Veterinary Medicine Section NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Chief Medical Officer NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Clinician NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Senior Clinician NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director, Biostatistics Program Office NIDDK Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Pharmacologist/Toxicologist Regulatory Scientist NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Supervisory Pharmacist CC Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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 NIEHS 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
Staff Scientist NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled

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