Postdoctoral training in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) provides the opportunity for recent doctoral degree recipients to enhance their research skills in the resource-rich National Institutes of Health (NIH) environment while pursuing basic, translational, and clinical research.
• Individuals must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DDS, or the equivalent) with no more than five years of relevant research experience since receipt of their most recent doctoral degree.
• Citizens of other nations than the US are eligible and will be appointed as Visiting Fellows.
• The stipends for postdoctoral trainees at the NIH are adjusted yearly; with supplements
for prior experience, multiple degrees, and expertise in areas of current interest to the NIH
such as mathematics, engineering, chemistry, and bioinformatics.
• Benefits include health insurance for the trainee and his/her family, and support for course- work related to the trainee’s research and travel to meetings is often available.
An individual can spend an additional three years as a Research Fellow after reaching the five-year limit of the Postdoctoral Fellow appointment.
The applications are accepted throughout the year.