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The National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the pursuit of medical and behavioral research, strives to understand the nature and behavior of living systems and to apply that knowledge to extend the length and quality of human life. The 27 Institutes and Centers at NIH employ approximately 18,000 employees in varied occupations, all supporting research efforts for a healthy nation. For more information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, please visit http://www.nih.gov/about/index.html. To find out more about working at NIH, visit http://www.jobs.nih.gov/life@nih/default.htm.

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