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National Institutes of Health Recruiting Various Professionals

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 Background
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 article.

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 apply.

Major Occupations
NIH recruits individuals for administrative and clerical positions. However, most new hires are within medical and scientific fields.

Job Openings
The following are some of the positions that are open at the NIH as of this writing.

Admin Technician
Budget Analyst
General Engineer
Health Specialist
Medical Technologist
Physical Therapist
Supply Technician

Job Duties
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.

Biologist (GS-0401)
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.

Secretary (GS-0318)
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 website.

Job Opportunities
To access other job opportunities candidates may also visit:
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NIH Organizations
Office of the Director

National Cancer Institute

National Eye Institute

National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute

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 & Skin Diseases

Natl Inst of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering

Natl Institute of Child Health & Human Development

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 Medical Sciences

National Institute of Mental Health

Natl Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

National Institute of Nursing Research

National Library of Medicine

Center for Info Tech

Center for Scientific Review

Fogarty International Center

Natl Ctr for Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Natl Ctr for Advancing Translational Sciences

National Center on Minority Health & Health Disparities

NIH Clinical Center