Staff Scientist

Job Summary

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) seeks an outstanding Staff Scientist to conduct health disparities research studies. These studies will focus on health disparities and minority health, with a strong emphasis on analysis of data from population-based studies and data linkage and managing other health-disparities-related research projects and statistical support services to the DIR. Additionally, the position will support the broad research agenda of the NIMHD DIR, with three branches: social and behavioral sciences branch, population and community health sciences branch, and epidemiology and genetics branch. Scientific interactions occur frequently among a wide range of independent research groups within and outside of NIMHD, therefore providing the incumbent with exceptional opportunities for collaborations.

A Staff Scientist is a NIH employee generally appointed to a time-limited, renewable position to support the long- term research vision of NIMHD. Staff Scientists do not receive independent resources, although they often work independently and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the laboratory. Staff Scientists should be capable of independently designing research studies based on hypothesis driven questions, but do not have responsibilities for initiating new research programs. The Staff Scientist in this position will have the opportunity to mentor post-doctoral fellows and post-baccalaureate fellows, assist with other training efforts in the DIR.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a closely related field and at least three years of postdoctoral experience. Outstanding publication record in minority health and health disparities research, mentoring experience, evidence of teamwork, and excellent oral and written communication skills are required.


This is a full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. This position follows the NIH Title 42 pay model, Band II, Tier 1 starting salary of $80,354. Final salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants.

Standards of Conduct/Financial Disclosure

If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency.

Foreign Education

This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Learn more about Foreign Education.

Reasonable Accommodation

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.