National Institutes of Health Recruiting Various
Positions include Analysts and Health Specialists.
Confronted with new diseases and other threats to public health the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) is now recruiting candidates nationwide. The current
list of job vacancies with NIH contains 200 postings.
NIH is an Agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its
mission is to improve and protect the health of the American people. The NIH
conducts and supports biomedical research into the causes, and prevention of and
the cure of diseases.
Major NIH Organizations And Activities
There are over 27 organizations within NIH. See below accompanying this
Jobs are open in many of NIH’s organizations. Health professionals with a
particular interest in the mission of any of the organizations are encouraged to
NIH recruits individuals for administrative and clerical positions. However,
most new hires are within medical and scientific fields.
The following are some of the positions that are open at the NIH as of this
Administrative Technician (GS-0303)
Attending meetings and preparing and distributing the minutes of the meetings.
Assisting in coordinating the logistics of meetings for senior staff by
scheduling conference rooms, ensuring audiovisual support, making copies of
handouts, sending out packets.
Serves as a Media Laboratory manager and use scientific professional knowledge,
techniques, and methods to assist investigators in carrying out projects to meet
the research goals of the various laboratories.
Budget Analyst (GS-0560)
Prepares background material for use in briefings to be used for NIH
presentations to Congressional appropriations committees or other oversight
groups and in the strategic planning of defending a budget.
General Engineer (GS-0801)
Serves as the expert for the Agency in dealings with ORF, DHHS, GSA and all
other parties involved in all phases (design, construction, and maintenance) of
facility construction, renovations, security and safety projects.
Health Specialist (GS-0601)
Prepares papers and reports for presentation to professional groups or for
publication in professional journals.
Medical Technologist (GS-0644)
Assists with the monitoring and evaluation of quality control specimens; Analyze
results for clinical appropriateness; operates and maintains complex
instrumentation; troubleshoot problems with the chemistry lab service and/or
with instrument malfunction when present; performs routine and special chemical
analysis on complex, high through put instruments.
Makes appointments and arrange conferences and meetings; makes all necessary
travel arrangements for employees and submit travel vouchers; utilizes a variety
of automated office software to accomplish a variety of specific office needs.
Supply Technician (GS-2005)
Maintains an online inventory of supplies and is fully responsible for
maintaining stock inventory at optimum level and inspecting storage areas and
recommending replenishment of items when quantity appears low.
Finding Out About Vacancies
Candidates should scan the Federal Jobs Nationwide section of this issue for
a listing of current NIH vacancies. Additional information about listed openings
may be obtained by calling the contact name and number shown on the vacancy
announcement, or by writing to the address given. Candidates can also obtain
information about openings and see Vacancy Announcements for these jobs on this
To access other job opportunities candidates may also visit:
Office of the Director
National Cancer Institute
National Eye Institute
National Heart, Lung, & Blood
Natl Human Genome Research Institute
National Institute on Aging
Natl Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
Natl Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases
Natl Inst of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal &
Natl Inst of Biomedical Imaging &
Natl Institute of Child Health & Human
Natl Inst on Deafness &
Other Cmmnctn Disorders
Natl Inst of Dental & Craniofacial Research
Natl Inst of Diabetes
&Digestive & Kidney Diseases
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Natl Inst of Environmental Health Sciences
Natl Institute of Gen
National Institute of Mental
Natl Institute of Neurological Disorders &
National Institute on Minority Health and
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Library of Medicine
Center for Info Tech
Center for Scientific
Fogarty International Center
Natl Ctr for Complementary & Alternative
Natl Ctr for Advancing Translational
National Center on Minority Health & Health
NIH Clinical Center