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, Quantitative Medical Imaging Section NIBIB Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director Office of Preclinical Pain Research NINDS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Associate Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program and Chief of the CTSA Program Branch, Division of Clinical Innovation NCATS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Associate Director of Clinical Affairs for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program and Chief of the CTSA Program’s Clinical Affairs Branch NCATS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deputy Director, Division of Lung Diseases NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Chief Data Science Strategist NHGRI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Senior Biomedical Research Scientist, Trans-Divisional Research Program NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Senior Bioinformatician NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director, Small Molecule Neurotherapeutic Development NINDS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director, Office of Neural Exposome and Toxicology Research NINDS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Population Sciences Branch located in Framingham, Massachusetts NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, Neighborhoods and Health Lab NIMHD Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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