Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health



Opportunities at NIBIB

Director, Office of Research Administration

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the challenging position of Director, Office of Research Administration. The NIBIB is responsible for a national and international program of research, training, and other programs at the interface of the biological and physical sciences with a mission of improving human health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical imaging and bioengineering technologies. These activities are conducted in hundreds of extramural laboratories and clinics, throughout the United States and in NIBIB's own facilities in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Director, Office Research Administration, NIBIB, also serves as Associate Director for Research Administration reporting to the Institute Director on activities related to the administration of extramural research, in the development and execution of policies, and in the allocation of resources to carry out these policies. The Director, ORA oversees both review and grants management activities of the Institute, is the primary extramural policy advisor for the Institute, and is its Research Integrity Officer and Appeals Officer.  Other major roles are Executive Secretary of the Institute’s Advisory Council and the Institute’s representative to EPMC.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a current Curriculum Vita, bibliography, a supplemental narrative statement that addresses the required qualifications, and the full contact details of five references to Ms. Shelley Jones-Johnson, Administrative Officer, NIBIB. Questions may also be directed to Ms. Jones-Johnson at 301-451-6342 or at


The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.


Scientific Program Analyst

NIBIB is looking for a scientific program analyst to join its team in Bethesda, MD. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences or related discipline.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in related field.
  • Background in biomedical imaging, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, optical imaging, nuclear medicine (PET or SPECT), computed tomography (CT) or related field.
  • Skill in data analysis, preparation of spreadsheets and Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Skill in collecting and analyzing both text and numerical data from the internet and other resources
  • Ability to produce graphical and tabular representations of complex data for presentation and use by Program staff.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

Click here for the full job description and to submit your resume online. 


Multiple Postdoctoral Positions at the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN)

The research program in the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN) at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) emphasizes the development of molecular imaging tools for better understanding of biology, early diagnosis of disease, monitoring therapy response, and guiding drug discovery/development. LOMIN places special emphasis on high-sensitivity nanosensors for biomarker detection and theranostic nanomedicine for imaging, gene and drug delivery, and monitoring of treatment.

We are constantly seeking highly motivated recent graduates as postdoctoral fellows with expertise in one or more of the following:

  1. Peptide and oligonucleotide synthesis
  2. Protein and antibody engineering
  3. Cellular and molecular biology
  4. Nanoparticles for drug and gene delivery
  5. Bioconjugation chemistry (with organic synthesis background)
  6. PET radiochemistry (especially methodology development)
  7. Nanosensors for biomarker detection (including point-of-care diagnostics)
  8. Proteomics at nano-biointerface
  9. Small animal handling and multimodality imaging
  10. Image quantification and biomedical engineering
  11. Smart nanomaterials as theranostics (diagnostics, imaging, and therapy)
  12. Translational research (CMC, pharmacology, GLP toxicity, and IND compiling)

If you are interested, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen at All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; US citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Due to the high number of applications, only those with matching qualifications will be contacted.

Opportunities at the NIH

Research and Clinical Fellowships in the Imaging Sciences Training Program

The Imaging Sciences Training Program (ISTP), at the National Institutes of Health, jointly sponsored by Radiology and Imaging Sciences (RAD) in the Clinical Center and the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), is accepting applications for one to two-year fellowship positions on a rolling admission basis. This program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who plan a research career in imaging and biomedical sciences.

This ISTP provides opportunities in clinical, translational and basic imaging research available in Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography, Interventional Radiology Laboratory and Molecular and Cellular Imaging. The program spans research in all aspects of clinical and basic imaging sciences. Applicants can choose to work in research areas including: neuroimaging, interventional, oncological, vascular, metabolic imaging and computer-aided diagnosis using various imaging techniques. There are bench-to-bedside research opportunities in MRI/MRS, MR microscopy, PET radiochemistry, contrast agent development, cellular and molecular imaging, high intensity focused ultrasound, and targeted drug delivery, and innovative image processing and visualization algorithms. Qualified applicants will also be able to have clinical exposure to a unique research patient population found at the NIH. Fellows in the ISTP will have access to state-of-the-art imaging and computer facilities dedicated to research found in the Clinical Center, In Vivo NMR Research Center, and various basic science laboratories. Collaboration with imaging scientists on the NIH campus will be encouraged.

Applicants should hold an MD, MD/PhD or PhD degree and should have completed training in radiology, nuclear medicine, biomedical engineering or a related area of the imaging sciences. Applications from individuals currently in U.S. residency programs may also be considered for research fellowship positions. Foreign graduates can also be considered for the Fogarty Visiting Fellows Program. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required for this full-time equivalent appointment. Salary will vary depending upon qualifications including number of years of post-residency or graduate training. NIH also provides a generous benefits package. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference and a preliminary statement concerning their area of research interest to:

Dr. Joseph A. Frank
c/o Ms. Cassandra Smith
Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Building 10 Room B1N256
10 Center Drive MSC 1074
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-1074

Additional information can be found at the Imaging Sciences Training Program website.

NIH is an equal opportunity employer.