Job Opportunities

NINDS is a leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and the nervous system at the NIH 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 leaders representing a diverse set of backgrounds and expertise to join our team.


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NINDS Administrative, Executive, and Scientific Careers

NINDS seeks bold, visionary scientists and physicians with a broad knowledge of neuroscience to support promote cutting-edge research programs and make a difference in the lives of millions of people in the United States and around the world.

Learn more about NINDS career opportunities.

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NIH BRAIN Initiative

Join the ambitious Initiative to accelerate the development and application of innovative neurotechnologies to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain.

Learn more about NIH Brain Initiative career opportunities.


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NIH HEAL Initiative

The NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. The Initiative will advance research to reduce the risks of opioid use and misuse and improve pain management, thereby reducing reliance on opioids. NINDS is the lead Institute for pain research at NIH and leads the Executive Committee of the NIH Pain Consortium, which includes 23 Institutes and Centers.

Learn more about NINDS' role and our current openings in the HEAL Initiative.

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NINDS Scientific Fellowships and Trainees

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.

Learn more about pre-doctoral, post-doctoral, and clinical training opportunities, as well as student programs.