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 Associate, Prospect Research and Gift Compliance

Responsible for supporting the FNIH Strategic Alliances and Advancement (SAA) team in identifying, researching, screening, and analyzing prospects for individual, corporate, foundation major gift and organizational cultivation and solicitation.

Advancement Officer, Annual Giving and Donor Engagement

Responsible for designing and leading the annual giving efforts of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), including planning and implementing strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors.

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.

Sr. Project Manager - Metabolic Disorder

The Project Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management and strategic decision making of existing project activities as well as development of new partnerships.

Strategic Alliances Manager

Working to secure support for multi-million-dollar biomedical research programs, training initiatives, and events.

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.

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