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Careers at NIA

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.

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Current Openings
Position Title Scientific Area/Specialty Division/Office Pay Grade
Senior Regulatory Program Officer Clinical research, regulatory support Office of Clinical Research, Extramural Research Program GS 13/14
Health Program Specialist (Multiple Positions) Basic biological research, pre-clinical research, aging biology Division of Aging Biology, Extramural Research Program GS 11/12/13
Scientific Review Officer (Two positions)  Clinical trials, human trials, basic biology and sciences Scientific Review Branch, Division of Extramural Activities GS 12/13/14 and GS 13/14
Public Affairs Specialist Communications, public relations, or journalism Office of Communications and Public Liaison GS 11/12
Real World Data Platform (Multiple Positions) Varies based on position Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 11/12/13/14/15
Branch Chief, Individual and Behavioral Processes Branch Psychological and behavioral science relevant to the life course, psychological development, and/or aging, with background in, e.g., psychology, behavioral medicine, anthropology, psychiatry, social or affective neuroscience.  Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 15
Health Scientist Administrator/Social and Behavioral Scientist Administrator in Affective Science and Psychological Development Psychological science, with specialty in affective science, personality, motivation, life span development, or related topics, with background in, e.g., psychology, behavioral medicine, psychiatry, social or affective neuroscience.   Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 12/13/14
Postdoctoral Fellow – Neuroscience Neurobiology, neuropathology Translational Gerontology Branch, Intramural Research Program Commensurate with research experience and accomplishments
Staff Scientist 1 - Comparative Medicine Section Animal models of aging, laboratory animal medicine Intramural Research Program Commensurate with research experience and accomplishments
Postdoctoral Fellow - Epigenetics, Gene Expression, and Aging Immunology and molecular biology Laboratory of Molecular Biology & Immunology, Intramural Research Program Commensurate with research experience and accomplishments
Senior Program Advisor for Development and Testing of Interventions Targeting Aging Mechanisms Drug Development, Aging Research, Biotechnology Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology SBRBPAS
Division Director, Division of Aging Biology Aging research Division of Aging Biology, Extramural Research Program T42
Tenure-Track Investigator 1 Background in neuroscience, genetics, genomics, or related fields.  Center for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Commensurate with research experience and accomplishments
Alzheimer's and Related Dementia Independent Scholar (Research Fellow, Principal Investigator)  Neuroscience, Alzheimer's and related dementias, neurodegeneration research, translational science Center for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Commensurate with research experience and accomplishments
Contracting Officer Representative III  COR III certification and experience   Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 13
Clinical Trials Compliance Coordinator (Health Specialist) Clinical research, clinical trials, regulatory/policy compliance, research administration  Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 11/12/13
Behavioral and Social Research Small Business Development Program Officer Small business development (SBIR/STTR) research grants  Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 12/13/14
Health Systems and Health Economics Program Officer Health systems, pragmatic trials, public-private partnerships Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 12/13/14
Behavioral Economics / Econometrics Program Officer Behavioral economics, econometrics  Division of Behavioral and Social Research, Extramural Research Program GS 12/13/14
Bioinformatics and Cloud Computing Program Officer Cloud computing certification, data security expertise, bioinformatics or Artificial Intelligence  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 9/11/12
Tenure Track Investigator - Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences Social Determinants for Health, Field Research, Statistics Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, Intramural Research Program Commensurate with experience.
Staff Clinician 1, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences Health Disparities Research Section Intramural Research Program Commensurate with experience.
Staff Scientist 1 Genomics, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences Center for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Commensurate with experience.
Health Science Policy Analyst Policy Office of Legislation, Policy, and International Activities GS 11/12/13/14
Health Specialist, Clinical Gerontology Branch Gerontology, Clinical Research Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, Extramural Research Program GS 11/12/13
Program Officer (Health Scientist Administrator or Medical Officer/Physician), Geriatrics Branch Geriatrics, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, Extramural Research Program GS 13/14/15
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, 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

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, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch (Multiple Positions)

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

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, 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)

Health Scientist Administrator, Office of Special Populations

Research related to Minority Health, Health Disparities, Promoting Scientific Workforce Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Office of the Director GS 13/14

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 other opportunities at NIH?

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