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 on the Careers at NINDS webpage.

Participate in a virtual tour of the NIH campus and visit the NIH Office of Human Resources page for more information about employee benefits. You can also learn how NINDS is working to enhance workforce diversity at NIH.

Current Vacancies


  • Postdoctoral position for Computational Biologist

    We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study retroviral elements in the human genome and associated somatic mutations in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson syndromes, and Alzheimer’s disease. The incumbent will have access to long-read sequences from a large cohort of patients and controls, super computer (biowulf) and a robust intellectual environment of like-minded researchers with complementary skill sets. Prior experience with retroviral elements is desirable but not necessary. The successful individual must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science or related fields. The individual should have experience in analyzing large-scale genomic data (next-generation sequencing data, transcriptomic data).

    This interactive project will work closely with the laboratories of Drs. Avindra Nath, Sonja Scholz and Bryan Traynor. Please contact natha@ninds.nih.gov for more information.


Training Opportunities / Fellowships


Visit our  training pages to learn about Fellowship opportunities and Postdoc openings.