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
Staff Scientist, Neighborhoods and Health Lab NIMHD Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director of Research Operations and Analysis, Division of Extramural Activities NINDS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, Bacterial Pathogenesis and Antimicrobial Resistance Unit, LCIM NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, The National Toxicology Program (NTP) NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Senior Scientific Initiative Manager, Office of Initiative Development NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, Core Deputy Manager for the Cryo-electron Microscopy Core NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Postdoc Fellow, Populations Study Branch, Farmington, MA,(NHLBI) NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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