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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Last modified: January 29, 2014, 7:53 PM


Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland and employs more than 3,000 individuals across the United States. A nonprofit medical research organization, HHMI ranks as one of the nation's largest philanthropies and plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States.

Dedicated to discovering and disseminating new knowledge in the basic life sciences, HHMI engages in the direct conduct of biomedical research. Through its flagship investigator program, HHMI has joined with more than 60 distinguished universities, institutes, and medical schools to create an environment that provides flexible, long-term support for HHMI scientists and their research teams. HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus in Northern Virginia is a research community that probes fundamental biomedical questions addressed through a collaborative, interdisciplinary culture.

HHMI's science education program is the largest privately funded education initiative of its kind in the United States. HHMI funds initiatives with the power to transform undergraduate and graduate education by engaging students in discovery research. HHMI also supports the efforts of scientists and educators, colleges and universities, museums, and biomedical research organizations.

HHMI welcomes you to explore the variety of career opportunities at locations throughout the U.S. HHMI is an intellectually demanding, results-oriented organization and offers excellent salaries and benefits. For more information please visit

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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4000 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815, US
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