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, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director, NIH Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology Acceleration (βETA) and Associate Director for Scientific Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion NIBIB 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, Quantitative Medical Imaging Section NIBIB Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Chief, Mechanistic Toxicology Branch NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deputy Director, Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) NHLBI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director, Biostatistics Program Office NIDDK Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Chief of the Data Systems Group and Deputy Director, DDDN NIDDK Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure Track investigator in the Department of Bioethics (DBE) CC Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Activities NIMH Salary will commensurate with the experience of the candidate.
Senior Scientist Position, Division of National Toxicology Program NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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
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