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)
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
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
Tenure-Track or Tenure-Eligible for Biophysical scientist, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deputy Director, Center for Global Health (CGH), NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deputy Branch Chief, Division of Clinical Research (DCR), Collaborative Clinical Research Branch (CCRB), NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Scientific Information Officer, Division of lntramural Research, NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, NIH Imaging Biomarkers and Computer-Aided Diagnosis Laboratory, NIH Clinical Center Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Clinician, The Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology, (NIAID) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist/Engineer, Emotion and Development Branch, NIMH Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Physician, Investigational Drug Branch (IDB),NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Post-baccalaureate fellows, RNA Biology Laboratory, NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Health Scientist Administrator, Office of Regulatory Affairs, NIAID Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Associate Director for Informatics & Data Science, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT),NCI Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist, Molecular Neurobiology Section, NINDS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Postdoctoral Research Position (NCI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
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