A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.  

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases. 

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry. 

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance. 

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take.

Best Places to Work

The Frederick National Laboratory has earned the Best Places to Work honor two years in a row. The award recognizes innovative, creative and forward-thinking employers.

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development, Frederick County Workforce Services, the City of Frederick Department of Economic Development and the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce come together to distinguish select businesses every year.

“We value, respect and appreciate our workforce who have been very devoted to our mission and we want to invest in them,” said Ethan Dmitrovsky, director of the Frederick National Laboratory and president of Leidos Biomedical Research, which operates the laboratory for the National Cancer Institute.

What We Offer

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Comprehensive Benefits

Benefits start immediately upon hire. There is no waiting period. 

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Capital Accumulation Plan

The company sponsors a 401(k) Plan for all eligible full and part-time employees.

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Paid Time-Off

Full time employees have 10 paid holidays per year and start with three weeks of paid vacation time.

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Making a difference in employee health

Each year, Cigna selects a group of organizations for Cigna Well-Being Award recognition to honor the difference they are making in the health and well-being of their employees.

Leidos Biomedical Research, which currently operates the Frederick National Laboratory, has been awarded the 2021 Cigna Well-Being Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of our employees through our workplace wellness programs.