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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|Position||IC||Pay||Close Date (Sorted ascending)|
|Staff Scientist, Neighborhoods and Health Lab||NIMHD||Commensurate with qualifications and experience|
|Staff Scientist, Bacterial Pathogenesis and Antimicrobial Resistance Unit, LCIM||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|
|NIAID Technology Transfer Fellowship Program (TTFP), NIAID||NIAID||Commensurate with qualifications and experience|
|Associate Director, Developmental Therapeutics Program, NCI||NCI||Commensurate with qualifications and experience|