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Why Work at NINDS

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is a leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and the nervous system at the National Institutes of Health and throughout the world. To help expand fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease, we are seeking bright, creative and industrious leaders to join in the fight against neurological disorders and stroke. At NINDS, your individual talents could help promote cutting-edge neuroscience research and make a difference in the lives of millions of people in the United States and around the world.

Opportunities for challenging careers in scientific administration, including directing extramural programs and serving as a scientific review officer, are available.

The NINDS intramural research program, located on the Bethesda, MD campus, also offers exciting pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and clinical training opportunities, as well as student programs.

Information about current NIH job opportunities, benefits, and guidance on how to apply can be found at:

We also provide excellent employee benefits including: health benefits, life insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (a comparable 401K Plan), flexible work schedules, career development opportunities, 10 paid holidays per year, free parking and much more. In addition to job opportunities in a wide variety of occupations, NINDS is committed to an affirmative action program that is designed to create a work force that is reflective of the nation's diversity.

Last Modified February 19, 2014