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 NIMHD Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist NIBIB Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Chief, Data Ecosystems Branch NCI Salary is commensurate with experience.
Chief, Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Branch (CTRIB) NCI Salary is commensurate with experience
Director, Office of Strategic Planning, Initiative Development, and Analysis NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Clinician NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure Track/Tenure Eligible Investigator, Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientists (2) NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Intramural Scientific Information Officer NHLBI $219,200/year commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deputy Director, Office of Strategic Coordination OD Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Veterinary Medical Officer NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, Predictive Toxicology Branch NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator, Laboratory of Host Immunity and Microbiome NIAID Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments
Staff Scientist NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
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