Careers at NIOSH


NIOSH is the federal institute that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. NIOSH employs professionals across fields and specialties. Those working at NIOSH conduct research or field investigations, serve as expert consultants, design research studies, and develop recommended standards for occupational safety and health. Applicants should be trained in chemistry, physics, engineering, industrial hygiene, safety, biology, toxicology, medicine, public health, epidemiology, environmental health, occupational health, statistics, or computer science.

NIOSH is committed to a workplace where all people are respected as individuals and are valued for their contributions to accomplishing its mission. The NIOSH vision for diversity is to enhance the organization’s ability to attract, recruit, hire, mentor, develop, retain, and serve a diverse population by fostering an inclusive environment that embraces, values, and respects all individuals. NIOSH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NIOSH positions are primarily located in Cincinnati, OH, Morgantown, WV, Pittsburgh, PA and Spokane, WA. There are a limited number of NIOSH positions located in Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. Learn more about NIOSH here.

Page last reviewed: March 28, 2018