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 of a scientific, research, or scientific/administrator position within the respective IC. Positions typically are not advertised on USA Jobs but rather thru T-42 (g). Examples of positions include: Staff Scientist, Fellows & Trainees, and some alternative staff options.

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
Scientific Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deputy Director and Chief Technology Officer NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director, Division of Rare Diseases Research Innovation NCATS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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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