Jobs 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.

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.

Opportunities for Scientists and Physicians as Program Directors

Interested in the big picture? NINDS seeks bold, visionary scientists and physicians with a broad knowledge of neuroscience. As a Program Director, you will conceive and develop large-scale funding initiatives, organize workshops, and interact with leading neuroscientists throughout the world. Successful candidates will join a highly interactive group of scientists and clinicians applying their basic, translational, and clinical experience and expertise in all areas of neuroscience.

Current Openings

Vacancy Announcement:  Health Scientist Administrator, Repair & Plasticity Cluster

Vacancy Announcement:  Health Scientist Administrator, Channels, Synapses and Circuits Cluster

Vacancy Announcement:  Director, Division of Neuroscience

Vacancy Announcement:  Director, NIH BRAIN Initiative®

Vacancy Announcement:  Neurosurgery Research Fellowships

Vacancy Announcement:  Scientific Director, Division of Intramural Research

BRAIN Initiative

Do you have a vision for the future of neuroscience research and the role of new technologies in determining how neural circuits function? Would you like to play a leadership role in a program that engages the world’s top scientists to open entirely new pathways to discovery? Would you be excited by the opportunity to contribute to amazing technological advances and innovation? The BRAIN Initiative® is an ambitious scientific program to develop the needed tools and understand how brain circuit activity enables thought and behavior.

All Openings at NINDS

As NIH moves towards the goal of one-stop online recruitment, position vacancies are being advertised in a variety of places. During the transition of moving to one all-inclusive website, job-seekers can find NIH jobs on these two sites:

Scientific and clinical positions are also advertised as research and training Opportunities at these locations:

Senior executive positions are posted on the NIH Jobs website

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