Director, National Institute of Nursing Research

The NIH is the center of medical and behavioral research for the Nation---making essential medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. 

Director, National Institute of Nursing Research 

National Institutes of Health

Department of Health and Human Services

Do you have a vision for the future leadership and direction of NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research?  Are you a first-rate Scientific Leader seeking a career at one of the preeminent biomedical research institutes in the nation and the world?  The Director, National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) provides leadership, vision, and direction to the Institute and advises the NIH Director and Institute and Center (IC) Directors on the development of NIH-wide scientific initiatives and policy issues related to building the scientific foundation for evidence based clinical practice; preventing disease and disability; managing and eliminating symptoms caused by illness; and enhancing end-of-life and palliative care.   

We are looking for applicants with a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy,  enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead within a dynamic and diverse organization. Possession of a Ph.D. or equivalent research doctoral degree in nursing science, omics disciplines, or other relevant biological and/or behavioral science, health services, or social science disciplines is required.  Applicants must have demonstrated achievement in interprofessional collaborations.  In addition, applicants must have experience and demonstrated ability in the administration and management of a major research program. Preference will be given to candidates with proven expertise in  multidisciplinary research programs.   

The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments, and full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided.

If you are ready for an exciting leadership opportunity, please see the detailed vacancy announcement at

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m., ET, on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Please contact Mariela Light at for questions and/or additional information.