Science has the power to cure, but no single organization can do it alone. The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health connects world-leading NIH researchers with the ingenuity and expertise of public and private partners to accelerate medical breakthroughs.

Building on a more than 25-year track record of success, FNIH partners to solve some of the world’s most complex health challenges. FNIH builds bridges to medical breakthroughs because all people deserve the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.

Join our team to advance breakthrough biomedical discoveries that change and improve people’s lives, while supporting the world’s premier medical research agency.


Advancement Services, Data Analytics and Gift Compliance Associate

Advancement Services, Data Analytics and Gift Compliance Associate helps to ensure the quality and integrity of the organization’s donor data, utilizing the FNIH’s fundraising database for a variety of needs, including aiding with regular financial reconciliation, creating tracking reports and other analyses, and entering prospect and donor information.

Associate Operations Officer

The Associate Operations Officer will perform a variety of duties to support the Operations Department and, from time to time, the Legal Department. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Operations.

Associate Project Manager - Translational Science

This role involves contributing to the coordination and execution of significant research collaborations with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Communications Officer

As Communications Officer, you will plan, develop, and coordinate internal and external communications across a broad spectrum of target audiences. These include research partners and scientists, key opinion leaders, philanthropic individuals and foundations, patient advocacy groups, NIH employees and leadership, FNIH employees, and science- and health-engaged consumers.

Director, Growth and Innovation

Director, Growth and Innovation will contribute to the ambition of the FNIH to expand its scale and impact and further evolve its portfolio of programs that support NIH and biomedical science and scientists through novel approaches to partnerships, alliances, and resource development.

Fund and Donor Relations Officer

The Fund and Donor Relations Officer will secure support for the FNIH by managing a group of assigned donors, as well as by identifying new prospects. Thoughtful and comprehensive stewardship will ensure upgrades in donor giving and involvement.

Manager – Strategic Alliances Financial Planning and Analysis

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis will provide financial, strategic, and administrative leadership to the Strategic Alliances and Advancement (SAA) department.

Program Manager, Translational Science, Cancer

Program Manager for Translational Science, Cancer will manage a team and portfolio of large public-private research collaborations focused on identifying opportunities to validate and standardize assays, biomarkers and drug development tools for immune and other related oncology needs including patient centric clinical trials.

Project Manager - Translational Science

Project Manager for Science Partnerships, Translational Science will manage a large, multistakeholder public-private research collaborations focused on topics in translational science across multiple disease areas.

Senior HR/Learning and Development Officer

Responsible for delivering a broad suite of human resources services, and in particular to develop and implement professional development, performance, and evaluation initiatives that maximize the potential of FNIH’s workforce and furthers its mission.

Strategic Alliances Officer (Corporations and Foundations)

Responsible for annually raising major gifts targeted toward specific program priorities, each Strategic Alliances Officer builds and maintains strong relationships with a donor pipeline that includes  pharmaceutical partners and other corporate, foundation, and nonprofit donors.

Vice President, Development

The Vice President, Development (VP) will plan, direct, and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan including major gifts, corporations and foundations, annual fund, special events, and planned giving.

Our Beliefs

Our Values

The FNIH Core Values of integrity, equity, gratitude, collaboration, and innovation influence everything we do. We strive to meet high standards, earn trust, and hold ourselves accountable. We endeavor to foster an inclusive environment, treating others with empathy, fairness, and respect. We acknowledge that our work is only possible due to the generosity of others: our donors, partners, and patients. We recognize collaboration as the cornerstone of our success. We commit to being creative, agile trailblazers dedicated to making a powerful impact on health and quality of life.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion,
and Accessibility

At the FNIH, we devote ourselves to creating an inclusive environment and treat our teammates, stakeholders, and community with fairness, respect, and empathy. Recognizing our membership in a diverse global community, we are dedicated to improving equity in the workplace, research, and healthcare. We invite all staff members to join the DEIA committee and contribute to our mission.

Our Commitment to Patients

Our work centers on creating bridges to biomedical breakthroughs that speed treatment and cures to patients. We believe that putting patients and their perspectives at the center of our work improves and increases our impact on patient lives. Moving forward, we will engage patients more broadly in our research, as today’s patients are more informed and involved, holding high expectations for their care. The most successful scientific leaders understand the value of paying close attention to the patient journey and experience.


It is the intent of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) to afford equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran’s status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This governs all aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, classification, job assignments, transfer, promotion, training and development, demotion, layoff, termination, and all other actions affecting employment except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. All employees are expected to carry out their responsibilities to assure that equal employment opportunity is available to all. In addition, the FNIH seeks to do business with organizations that encourage equal employment opportunity.

The FNIH will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified individuals with disabilities unless such accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the conduct of its business. FNIH also prohibits retaliation against employees and applicants for filing a complaint, opposing any discriminatory act or practice, assisting or participating in any manner in a review, investigation, or hearing regarding FNIH employment practices, or otherwise seeking to exercise their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local law requiring equal employment opportunity. Prohibited retaliation includes, but is not limited to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or other adverse actions that might reasonably dissuade someone from asserting their rights.

The commitments above will be periodically brought to the attention of supervisors. All employees are expected to recognize these commitments and cooperate with their implementation.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Manager (currently the Human Resources Office) has been assigned to implement and monitor these commitments.

Who We Are

Our Programs

Learn more about our work to advance new diagnostics, therapies, and potential cures