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. 

Three scientists working at different workbenches in the Frederick National Laboratory's Serology Laboratory.

Open positions at Frederick National Laboratory

We offer opportunities to pursue a cutting-edge science career as well as roles that provide vital support to our mission. 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.

Making a difference in research and public health

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.

"Here at FNL, we share our ideas, resources, time and creativity. Also, I love how there's room to have these really big ideas that wouldn’t be feasible in any other research setting."
Christine Fennessey, Ph.D.
AIDS and Cancer Virus Program

Joining our team could be the most important career step you take

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for a 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 what we offer and the principles that guide us and emphasize work-life balance. 

"We value, respect and appreciate our workforce who have been very devoted to our mission and we want to invest in them."
Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D.
Frederick National Laboratory