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The NICHD relies on its diverse staff of researchers, executives, administrators, communicators, and others to advance knowledge and understanding of topics related to health across the lifespan. It is only through the efforts of this world-class team that the Institute can accomplish its goals and achieve its mission.

Are you interested in joining this impressive cadre of people, dedicated to understanding and improving the health of children, adults, families, and communities? Select a link below to learn more about opportunities at the NICHD and the NIH.

The NIH and NICHD are committed to diversity and equal opportunity employment.

Current NICHD Announcements

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Staff Scientist, Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR)
Candidate is expected to have sophisticated epidemiological research knowledge/skills to function independently under the general direction of a Senior Investigator and as a part of a research team. Qualifications include: earned doctorate in epidemiology or related field, and additional years of postdoctoral experience relevant to the position, excellent oral and written communication skills, and relevant refereed publications. Preference given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in women's health, and/or determinants, etiology, or health consequences of diabetes, obesity, and comorbidities.
DIPHR Kaye Beall February 1, 2015 (First Round)
Associate Director for Extramural Research/Director, Division of Extramural Research (DER)
The NICHD is now recruiting for the position of Associate Director for Extramural Research/Director, DER. This is a senior leadership position within the NICHD, involving the management of scientific, policy and administrative matters of the extramural research programs of the Institute. The individual selected will oversee the activities of the Institute's extramural research programs and manage scientific peer-review, award, and post-award activities related to research, development, and training grants and contracts in maternal and child health, family health and well-being, and medical rehabilitation. The depth and breadth of NICHD's extramural research programs are significant and involve over 3,100 research projects, a budget in excess of $1.1 billion, and a staff of 130 individuals. The individual selected will serve as a member of the Institute's senior leadership team to coordinate program planning activities and to participate in final decisions affecting scientific priorities. Additional information and application procedures are described in the Vacancy Announcement.
​DER Michael Rosenthal ​January 1, 2015
National Children's Study Scholars Program (Non-paid Opportunity) NCS Marion Balsam, M.D.

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