Job Overview


The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visitNIH Overview.

If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable, and motivated individual interested in joining a dynamic team of professionals, you should consider becoming a Health Scientist Administrator with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Extramural Research (DER). These positions are located within the following Institutes. 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
NIDDK is seeking individual(s) with a specialty in Benign Hematology, Blood Disorders, or related Basic Science Research; Pediatrics with expertise in Clinical Obesity Research; and Gastroenterology. For more information on NIDDK, visit

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
NINDS is seeking individual(s) with expertise in Neuromuscular and/or Neurodegenerative Diseases. For more information on NINDS, visit

National Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
NHLBI is seeking individual(s) with a specialty in Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Genetics, Genomics, Computational Sciences, Behavioral, Nutritionist, Atherothrombosis and Atherosclerosis. NHLBI is also seeking individual(s) with a specialty in Lung Health and Disease, Asthma, Airway Biology, Pediatric or Adult Pulmonary Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Lung Injury and Repair Research, Sleep Disorders Medicine, Circadian Biology, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Neurobiology, Endocrinology, Genetics, and Metabolic Disorders. For more information on NHLBI, visit

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
NIGMS is seeking individual(s) with a specialty in one of the following: Developmental Genetics, Neurogenetics and the Genetics of Behavior, the Genetics of Physiological Adaptation, Chromosomal Organizational and Gene Regulation, Cell Cycle Control, Cell Growth and Differentiation, or Stem Cell Biology. NIGMS is also seeking individual(s) with a specialty in Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training and Mentoring, and familiarity with educational interventions. For more information on NIGMS, visit

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
NIMHD is seeking individual(s) with experience in improving Minority Health and eliminating Health Disparities. For more information on NIMHD, visit


As a Health Scientist Administrator, you will:

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in a major subject matter area.
  • Identify and formulate program needs to achieve an integrated and responsive effort in the assigned area.
  • Perform scientific and administrative reviews and analyses of applications/proposals from a programmatic viewpoint.
  • Organize and conduct workshops, conferences, symposia to foster the aims of the Branch and the Division.
  • Establish and maintain effective collaborative and working relationships with other government agencies, research institutes, and organizations.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 1 - 5 times a month.

Relocation Authorized

  • No