Scientific Careers at NIH

As the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation, the NIH scientific community encompasses diverse biomedical professionals involved in direct patient care activities, research, and/or scientific administrative roles. Scientific positions at the NIH include nurse researcher, physician-scientist, clinical and basic researchers, and data scientists. Additionally, the NIH supports the next generation of scientists, funding thousands of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across the United States.

This website is designed to host advertisements of mid-level scientific administrative and scientist-researcher positions as well as links to identify current NIH training programs.

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)
Program Director, Preclinical Screening Platform for Pain (PSPP), (NINDS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Scientific Project Manager, Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (NINDS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Program Director, Channels, Synapses and Circuits Cluster (NINDS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure-Track Position in Lung Extracellular Matrix Biology (NIEHS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Director, Division of Aging Biology (DAB), National Institute of Aging (NIA) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Postdoctoral position in Medical Virology Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Health Scientist Administrator, Program Director (NCCIH BRAIN Program) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist (NCI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Chief, Respiratory Diseases Branch (NIAID) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure-Track Investigator, Radiation Epidemiology Branch (NCI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Tenure-Track Or Tenure-Eligible Position In The Laboratory Of Chemical Physics (NIDDK) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist (NCI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Health Scientist, Diagnostics Concept Accelerator (NIAID) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Senior Scientist – Head, Pathology Laboratories, DNTP/NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Senior Scientist – Head, NTP Pathology Group, DNTP/NIEHS Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Deputy Director, All of Us Research Program® Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Staff Scientist - Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (NCI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Postdoctoral Position-Neuroimaging of Pain and Affect (NCCIH) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Director, Small Business Program (NINDS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Clinician, Office of the Clinical Director of the (NIMH) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Scientist, Mass Spectrometry Research and Support Group (NIEHS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Post-Doctoral Positions, Population Sciences Branch (NHLBI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Postdoctoral Positions in Structural RNA Biology (NCI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Biostatistician (NIEHS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Postdoctoral Research Position (NCI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Clinician (NCI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position, Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity Branch (NIDDK) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Director, Office of Special Populations (NIA) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Scientist, Glycobiology Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Health Scientist Administrator, Program Director (NINDS) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled
Staff Scientist, Investigative Veterinary Pathologist (NCI) Commensurate with qualifications and experience Open until filled

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