Careers

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.

How to Apply

We review applications on a rolling basis and keep positions posted until they are filled. 

We offer opportunities to pursue a cutting-edge science career as well as roles that provide vital support to this important work. If you have a drive to serve the public interest and bring the best ideas to the table from all aspects of government, industry, and academia, then we invite you to join our team. 

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Benefits

The Frederick National Laboratory offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that provides choice and flexibility.

Employee benefit programs are an important part of the total compensation package and the Frederick National Laboratory is committed to providing you with comprehensive benefit options. 

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Internships and Fellowships

We offer fellowships and training opportunities for students and recent graduates. The Frederick National Laboratory hires students with an undergraduate and/or graduate degree to work in our laboratories as fellows. These positions offer early career researchers the chance to participate in biomedical projects.

Our investigators serve as mentors in internship programs within the National Institutes of Health Office of Intramural Training and Education and the National Cancer Institute at Frederick.  

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Diversity and Inclusion

The Frederick National Laboratory is committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. 

Our employees bring diverse, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds to the table, which enables us to build collaborative teams and drive innovation.

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Our Community

The Frederick National Laboratory is an invested and involved member of the Frederick County, Maryland, community. We support economic development and educational and philanthropic initiatives that enrich the lives of our employees and fellow citizens. 

Our employees are dedicated to a tradition of enhancing the local communities that sustain us. This is conducted through monetary donations, volunteer service, and in-kind contributions to achieve positive social impact.

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