About Working at the FNIH

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) creates and manages alliances with public and private institutions in support of the lifesaving mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s premier medical research agency. The organization works with federal and private-sector partners to accelerate biomedical research and strategies against diseases and health concerns in the United States and across the globe. FNIH organizes and administers research projects; supports education and training of new researchers; organizes educational events and symposia and administers funds supporting a wide range of health issues.

Established by Congress, the FNIH is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Unique in its mandate, the FNIH builds partnerships that enable ambitious, multi-pronged attacks on problems—approaches that otherwise might be impossible to mount by a single organization alone. The FNIH leads global initiatives that bring together multiple NIH Institutes and Centers, international aid groups, disease-specific not-for-profit organizations, universities and companies to tackle concerns from Alzheimer’s disease to lung cancer to HIV/AIDS.  Other examples of projects within the FNIH portfolio are the administration of a new partnership among government, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and disease advocates to confront the daunting issues of the years and billions of dollars it takes to bring new drugs to market, on-going events for lectures and lecture series that help disseminate vital research knowledge and new findings, and training programs for researchers early in their careers.

Current Openings

Advancement Officer for Annual Giving

Development Assistant

Executive Assistant, Science Division

Grants and Contracts Officer

Meeting and Events Assistant

Meeting and Events Planner

Scientific Project Manager - Cancer

Scientific Project Manager - Metabolic Disorders

Scientific Project Manager - Neuroscience

Senior Grants and Contracts Manager

Spring 2017 Development/Advancement Intern


The FNIH offers a generous benefits package including 11 paid holidays, paid medical coverage for individuals and families, retirement package with a generous match and free parking.  Located on the beautiful Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) campus, FNIH employees can utilize the complimentary fitness center and library.



Below are some of the reasons that FNIH staff cited when describing why they like working for the FNIH.

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FNIH Staff PhotoThe FNIH participated in #WearRedDay to raise awareness for heart disease in women


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