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NIH Staff Scientists Organization

NIH Staff Scientists Organization

The NIH Staff Scientists/Staff Clinicians (SS/SC) Organization was conceived in 2004 to represent the more than one thousand staff scientists and clinicians at the NIH. In 2018, the Staff Scientists and Staff Clinicians were split into two distinct organizations. The Staff Scientist Organization (SSO) represents all Staff Scientists irrespective of hiring mechanism (e.g. GS-level, Commissioned Corps, Title 42, Contractor).
The aims of the NIH SSO are to:

  • represent all of the NIH Staff Scientists to their Institutes and the NIH.
  • promote networking and both intra- and inter-Institute collaborations.
  • create a repository of resources and expertise provided by the SSO
  • organize seminars and workshops on cutting edge and emerging technologies.
  • foster career development through seminars and workshops on management, mentoring, lab organization, databases, etc.

A Representative Committee is populated with at least one member from each IC that employs Staff Scientists. These individuals serve as the point of contact for their Institute and the liaison between their Institute and the Representatives Committee. The NIH SSO meets quarterly to achieve the above stated goals. Additional information about the NIH SSO can be found at

Mailing List

To join the NIH Staff Scientists Organization mailing list, please visit the NIH Staff Scientists Organization Listserv home page, then click the “Subscribe or Unsubscribe” link in the right sidebar.


The page was last updated on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:01pm