Employment Opportunities

Intramural employment opportunities in research with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are listed below. The NINDS is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), all of which are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NINDS and NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. All employees are subject to a background investigation. Additional training opportunities for fellows can be found described at the left menu, including Postdoctoral Fellowships and Clinical Fellowships. Other positions within NINDS as a whole (including the Division of Extramural Research) can be found here.


Alzheimer and Related Dementias Independent Scholars 

The NIH Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD) has an exciting career development opportunity for early-career researchers to establish research career independence as a Primary Investigator (PI) through the Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Independent Scholars (ARDIS) program.

CARD is seeking highly motivated applicants with a Ph.D. or M.D. in Neuroscience or a related field, less than 4 years of postdoctoral experience, relevant research experience in Alzheimer’s and related dementias or neurodegeneration, enthusiasm for translation science, and a strong commitment to building a diverse research community. Please feel free to share the information about this opportunity. ARDIS applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information about eligibility and applying to the ARDIS program, please visit: https://card.nih.gov/job-training-opportunities/alzheimers-dementias-scholars-program 

About CARD

CARD is a collaborative NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) initiative of the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. It is designed to initiate, stimulate, accelerate, and support research on Alzheimer’s and related dementias by supporting basic, preclinical, and clinical research through an agile team science model.

Staff Scientist Position in the Molecular Biology Section 

A Staff Scientist position is available in Dr. John Ngai’s laboratory in the Molecular Neurobiology Section at the National Institutes of Health. The focus of this position is to oversee studies focused on understanding the genetic, epigenetic and cell signaling pathways underlying neural development and adult stem cell-mediated regeneration using the mouse peripheral olfactory system as the primary model. These studies will use a combination of approaches including single-cell transcriptomic and epigenomic analyses, mouse transgenic and other genetic approaches, viral transduction, immunohistochemistry, multiplexed RNA in situ hybridization, and confocal and other advanced light microscopy techniques. Our long-term goal is to elucidate the molecular determinants regulating the progression of cells in a developmental or regenerating pathway during the construction or repair of neural circuits.

At NIH, the “Staff Scientist” is a central member of research teams, who typically runs the scientific and teaching aspects of a Principal Investigator’s research program. He/she would provide direct supervision for 2-3 students and/or postdocs. Together with the PI, he/she would steer the long-term direction of the research group. The opportunity also exists for the Staff Scientist to conduct his/her own studies in the above research area. Learn more.

Senior Clinician in Neurosurgery

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is seeking an outstanding neurosurgeon to serve as a Senior Clinician within the Surgical Neurology Branch (SNB) in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR). Senior Clinicians in NINDS conduct basic, translational, and clinical research, provide care for patients at the NIH Clinical Center, train junior investigators, and collaborate within NINDS and across other institutes.  See Full Ad for more information.

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

The Office of the BRAIN Director (OBD) seeks to recruit a senior bioinformatics scientist with a well-established record of scientific and technical expertise in data science and data integration. This position will be responsible for developing and organizing data science and informatics needs across the large cross-disciplinary trans-NIH teams at the critical interface of basic research and translational science relevant to the BRAIN Initiative, including related programs and expanded network of Federal and non-Federal partners. The job posting will close on Thursday, May 12. 

You can learn more about the position here

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact details for three (3) references electronically to Michele Pearson (pearsonmi@nih.gov) and include Chief, BRAIN Bioinformatics and Data Integration in the Subject Line.