Careers at NIOSH

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Employment that brings science and safety to life.

A career at NIOSH means joining one of the best places to work as a public servant, protecting the lives of all workers.

At NIOSH, our workforce is as diverse as the population we serve. We have a world-class team of talented experts from many different fields and backgrounds who share a common passion for occupational health and safety. It’s this diversity of thought and inclusivity that fosters ingenuity, collaboration of ideas, and partnership.

Come join our team!

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Bring your skills to a team that is creating solutions to improve occupational safety and health for the nation’s workforce!

Industrial Hygiene

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Dru B. is an Associate Service Fellow – Industrial Hygienist with the NIOSH Respiratory Health Division, Morgantown, West Virginia. He says, “My workday at NIOSH is far from typical; I get to work on a variety of exciting research and service projects. As an Industrial Hygienist, working at NIOSH has been a fantastic opportunity to experience a wide range of workplaces and to take part in cutting-edge occupational safety and health research.”


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Casey S. is a Materials Engineer with the NIOSH Spokane Mining Research Division, Spokane, Washington. She says, “Working at NIOSH allows me to get outside my office and experience new things. I have the unique ability to take my ideas and experiment in both the lab and at partner sites, with the goal of providing safer environments for mine workers.”

Our Locations

The mission and impact of NIOSH span the nation. With several locations, you can work in a metropolitan city, experience a quieter and rural lifestyle, be close to family, or explore a new city and culture. NIOSH has a place for you. Where will you call home? Let’s find out together!

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