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.

PositionPayClose Date (Sorted ascending)
Tenure-Track Or Tenure-Eligible Position In The Laboratory Of Chemical Physics Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, Molecular Neurobiology Section, NINDS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Postdoctoral Positions, Thymus Biology Section, EIB (NCI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Physician Candidates for the NIAID Transition Program in Clinical Research Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Postdoctoral fellows, RNA Biology Laboratory, NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Clinician (Neurologist), Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology (LCIM), NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deputy Director for the Division of Cancer Biology (DCB) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Social and Behavioral Sciences Research on Health Disparities, NIMHD Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, Biological Chemistry Section, NIDCR Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director, Division of Extramural Science Programs (DESP), NINR Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Chief User Experience Officer, All of Us Research Program® Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Chief Cohort Development Officer, All of Us Research Program® Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, All of Us Research Program® Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Chief Engagement Officer, All of Us Research Program® Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Animal Program Director, NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Scientific Information Officer, Division of lntramural Research, NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist/Engineer, Emotion and Development Branch, NIMH Commensurate with qualifications and experience
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