The story is told that once someone comes to work at the NIH, they never leave. Fortunately, that’s not completely true, since many of our trainees and investigators take (and share) the knowledge gained during their time in the IRP to other research institutes, advancing biomedical research worldwide. But our researchers do put down deep roots.
Within our academic environment, your job would be to do research, with no obligation to write grants, and play a major role in training and mentoring the next generation of biomedical scientists. Each year we recruit for more than 30 tenured and tenure-track positions. They lead independent research laboratories within our Institutes and Centers in Bethesda, Maryland, and on campuses throughout the country.
The following is a list of current opportunities for faculty-level positions. Note that some positions in the left-hand menu might be past deadline but still accepting applications.
Branch Chief Positions
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