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NIA's most valuable asset is its dedicated and knowledgeable staff. If you would like to join us in our mission, explore current career opportunities below. Certain positions may be eligible as remote/telework opportunities.

NIH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NIH’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strives to maintain equity through complaint prevention, grievance practices, and conflict resolution. Learn more about equity, diversity, and inclusion at NIH and NIA's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    Current Openings
    Position Title Scientific Area/Specialist Division/Office Pay Grade
    Health Scientist Administrator, Geriatrics Branch Gerontology, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, Extramural Research Program GS 12/13/14
    Chief, Biological Resources Branch Biology Division of Aging Biology, Extramural Research Program  
    Program Officer, Regenerative Biology Portfolio Biology Division of Aging Biology, Extramural Research Program GS 13/14
    Health Specialist, Human Subjects Research (Details coming soon) Aging Biology  Division of Aging Biology, Extramural Research Program GS 13/14
    Program Officer, Microbiome and Virome in Aging Physiology Portfolio Biology, Epidemiology  Division of Aging Biology, Extramural Research Program GS 13/14
    Chief, Research Resources Branch (Details coming soon) Aging Biology Division of Aging Biology, Extramural Research Program GS 15
    Program Officer, Genetics and Cell Biology Branch (Details coming soon) Aging Biology Division of Aging Biology, Extramural Research Program GS 13/14
    Clinical Trials Coordinator/Program Officer - Behavioral and Social Interventions, Office of Behavioral and Social Clinical Trials Clinical Trials Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 13/14

    Deputy Director, Cloud Computing or Bioinformatics, Office of Data Resources and Analytics (ODRA)

    Bioinformatics, Cloud Computation Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 14/15
    Program Officer, Field Experiments/Quasi-experimental studies, Population and Social Processes Branch Macro-social, Causal Drivers of Health Disparities, Survey Expertise, Structural Interventions Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 12/13/14
    Program Officer, Health Systems and Health Economics, Population and Social Processes Branch Health Systems, Pragmatic Trials, Public-Private Partnerships Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 12/13/14
    Program Officer, Biodemography/Population Genetics, Population and Social Processes Branch Genetics, Biodemography Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 12/13/14
    Program Officer, Biobehavioral Pathways to Healthy Aging & Developmental Origins of Health & Disease (DOHaD), Individual Processes Branch Biobehavioral Science Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 12/13/14
    Program Officer, Technology Development for Behavioral and Social Research on Aging, Individual Behavioral Processes Branch mHealth, Digital Interventions, Technology Solutions Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 12/13/14
    Program Analyst, Office of the Director, NIA Aging Research Biobank Aging Research Biobank Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, Extramural Research Program GS 11/12/13

    Health Specialist, Geriatrics Branch and Clinical Gerontology Branch

    Geriatrics Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, Extramural Research Program GS 11/12/13
    Health Scientist Administrator, Clinical Gerontology Branch, Clinical Aging Translational Research Clinical Gerontology Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, Extramural Research Program GS 12/13/14
    Health Scientist Administrator, Clinical Gerontology Branch, Juvenile Protective Factors and Resiliencies Clinical Gerontology Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, Extramural Research Program GS 12/13/14
    Program Specialist, Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities (Details coming soon) Policy Division of Extramural Activities GS 11/12/13
    Program Officer, Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities (Details coming soon) Policy Division of Extramural Activities GS 12/13/14
    Program Officer, Operations Office (Details coming soon) Operations Division of Extramural Activities GS 12/13/14
    Program Specialist, Operations Office (Details coming soon) Operations Division of Extramural Activities GS 11/12/13
    Supervisory Social and Behavioral Scientist/Health Administrator, Social and Behavioral Science Section, Scientific Review Branch Social and Behavioral Sciences Division of Extramural Activities GS 15
    Scientific Review Officer, Clinical Sciences Section, Scientific Review Branch (Details coming soon) Clinical Sciences Division of Extramural Activities GS 12/13/14
    Scientific Review Officer, Basic and Translational Sciences Section, Scientific Review Branch (Details coming soon) Basic Science  Division of Extramural Activities GS 12/13/14

    Health Specialist and Health Scientist Administrator, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch (Multiple Positions)

    Computational Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience Division of Neuroscience, Extramural Research Program

    GS 11/12/13 (Health Specialist)

    GS 12/13/14 (Health Scientist Administrator)

    Health Specialist and Health Scientist Administrator, Clinical Interventions and Diagnostics Branch (Multiple Positions)

    Biomarkers, Therapy Development, Clinical Research (Health Specialist) 

    Epidemiological Research, Genomic Data Sharing (Health Scientist Administrator)

    Division of Neuroscience, Extramural Research Program

    GS 11/12/13/14 (Health Specialist)

    GS 12/13/14 (Health Scientist Administrator)

    Health Specialist and Health Scientist Administrator, Neurobiology of Aging and Neurodegeneration Branch (Multiple Positions) Adaptive Immunity Division of Neuroscience, Extramural Research Program

    GS 11/12/13 (Health Specialist)

    GS 12/13/14 (Health Scientist Administrator)

    Health Specialist and Health Scientist Administrator, Office of the Division Director (Multiple Positions) NIH Policy and Operations, Genomic Data Sharing, Genetics, Epigenetics, Functional Genomics Division of Neuroscience, Extramural Research Program

    GS 11/12/13 (Health Specialist)

    GS 12/13/14 (Health Scientist Administrator)

    Health Specialists, Office for Strategic Development and Partnerships (Multiple Positions) Biomarkers, Therapy Development, Clinical Research Division of Neuroscience, Extramural Research Program GS 11/12/13
    Health Specialist and Health Scientist Administrator, Population Studies and Genetics Branch (Multiple Positions)

    Epidemiological Research, Genomic Data Sharing (Health Specialist) 

    Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment (Health Scientist Administrator)

    Division of Neuroscience, Extramural Research Program

    GS 11/12/13 (Health Specialist)

    GS 12/13/14 (Health Scientist Administrator)

    Health Specialist and Health Scientist Administrator, Translational Research Branch (Multiple Positions)

    Biomarker, Therapy Development, Clinical Research (Health Specialist) 

    Drug Discovery, Preclinical Drug Development , Neurodegenerative Disorders (Health Scientist Administrator) 

    Division of Neuroscience, Extramural Research Program

    GS 11/12/13 (Health Specialist)

    GS 12/13/14 (Health Scientist Administrator)

    Staff Clinician (1), Clinical Research Core and Biorepository

    Clinical Medicine, Human Studies Intramural Research Program  
    Postdoctoral Fellow, DNA Repair Section Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Protein Biochemistry Intramural Research Program  
    Staff Scientist 1 - Lymphocyte Differentiation Section, Laboratory of Molecular Biology & Immunology Molecular Biology, Immunology Intramural Research Program  
    Tenure-Track Investigator (Clinical), Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences Epidemiology, Clinical Medicine Intramural Research Program  

    Health Scientist Administrator, Office of Special Populations

    Minority Health, Health Disparities Office of the Director GS 13/14
    Health Science Policy Analyst, Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation Portfolio Analysis, Program Evaluation Office of the Director GS 14
    Health Communications Specialist, Office of Communications and Public Liaison Health Communication (Spanish) Office of the Director GS 11/12/13

    Common Questions about Careers at NIA

    Where can I find information on salary ranges?

    View the OPM website for information on federal salary ranges.

    What are the educational requirements for Health Specialists and Health Scientist Administrators?

    • Health Specialist: Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree. Major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
    • Health Scientist Administrator: M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree.
    • Social Behavioral and Scientific Administrator: Behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position. Read about additional requirements.

    Where can I find information about opportunities for current NIH employees?

    Visit the NIH Internal Opportunities Board for more information on available details and opportunities.

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