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The National Institutes of Health (NIH), through its own research and the distribution of grants, seeks to understand disease inside and out. Part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the government's main medical research entity. It comprises 27 institutes ...
Mission: NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life and reduce illness and disability

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Company Updates

October 2, 2020
This position is located within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Clinical Research (DCR), Collaborative Clinical Research Branch (CCRB). Due to urgent COVID-19 activities within DCR, this position is critical to provide support and expertise related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The supervisory health scientist (deputy) will serve as a full managing partner with the branch chief in developing, coordinating, integrating, evaluating, and communicating all aspects of the administrative and scientific operations of the branch. The supervisory health scientist (deputy) serves as a key advisor to the branch chief and the director/deputy director, DCR, on controversial, complex, or unprecedented matters For more information about the position responsibilities, qualifications, and application requirements, visit The application is open now and closes October 8, 2020.
Supervisory Health Scientist [Deputy Branch Chief] (COVID-19)
September 30, 2020
The Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program is now accepting applications! Applicants for INRO should be talented senior-level undergraduate students, those who have recently completed a master’s degree, or those who are in their final year of a master’s degree program. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the biomedical sciences and be actively pursuing a postbaccalaureate (postbac) research training position – also called an Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) – in NIAID at the time of their INRO application. Candidates selected will interview with principal investigators and may be offered a postbaccalaureate (postbac) position in a NIAID lab. For more information about the INRO program, eligibilities, important dates, and how to apply, visit The application portal closes November 23, 2020.
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