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Careers at NIMH

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Diversity and inclusion in the biomedical research workforce spurs collaboration and innovation, improves the quality of research, and increases the likelihood that research outcomes will benefit everyone. We are committed to prioritizing and promoting diversity and inclusion in our science and our scientific workforce to achieve this mission.

Opportunities at NIMH

NIMH is looking for a wide range of passionate and inspired administrative and scientific people to support our mission of transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

Extramural Research Program (ERP) careers are scientific research positions that support research grants and contracts across the country through the extramural research programs.

Intramural Research Program (IRP) careers are scientific research or clinical positions in the internal research division of NIMH that may involve lab work or patient care. Over 40 research groups at NIMH conduct basic neuroscience research and clinical investigations of mental illnesses, brain function, and behavior.

Selected Extramural Research Program Opportunities

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