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Careers 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.

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Susanna Sung, LCSW-C

Director of Marketing & Community Relations 
Intramural Research Program

With over 23 years of experience, Susanna oversees participant recruitment for clinical studies, leveraging her expertise in mental health, research, and communication to address barriers and promote access to research opportunities. She finds inspiration in the dedicated and brilliant colleagues she works with.

Working at NIMH

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.

The People Behind NIMH

At NIMH, our employees are the driving force that brings our mission to life. From supporting and training the next generation of scientists to exploring the mysteries of the brain, meet some of the passionate individuals who are working to make people's lives better.

Opportunities at NIMH

There are a wide range of opportunities available at NIMH. 

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.

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