NIOSH researcher in virtual reality laboratoryThe National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program recruits to fill a diverse range of research and operational positions on an ongoing basis.

Most of these positions are within the NIOSH Mining research centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Spokane, Washington. We solicit candidates in all mining-applicable disciplines, including chemistry, physics, social sciences, and engineering (mining, chemical, mechanical, electrical, and biomechanical). We also solicit operational candidates in administration, communication, and information technology.

Employment opportunities through USAJOBS

We seek employees through postings on USAJOBS ( and several other venues. Our currently active USAJOBS positions are listed below and you can be alerted to our future openings by creating a USAJOBS saved search containing the text "NIOSH Mining". Even if we do not have a USAJOBS posting that matches your qualifications, we are still interested in talking with you to discuss upcoming opportunities that may provide a good fit with your credentials.

NIOSH researcher using jumbo drill to measure noise emissions in hemi-anechoic chamberFellowship opportunities

NIOSH also has a special hiring program for Associate and Senior Research Fellows. This program provides opportunities for candidates with advanced degrees in scientific areas and hires experts from around the world.

Advantages of working for the NIOSH Mining Program

We offer excellent work and research facilities, a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity to improve safety and health for mine workers.

For more information on job openings, contact: Sue Minoski at 412-386-6867, or

NIOSH researchers using prototype through-the-earth communication system in a coal mineWhat types of positions we hire

The NIOSH Mining Program hires a variety of positions at various times. Some of these positions include:

  • Mining engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Visual information specialists
  • Statisticians
  • Computer engineers
  • Health communication specialists
  • Electronics and mechanical technicians
  • Physical scientists
  • Research managers and executive leaders

Current openings

Check often for upcoming listings.

Page last reviewed: June 27, 2023
Page last updated: April 18, 2024