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Great place if you want an academic career

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bethesda, MD
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bethesda, MD

I have been working at NIH full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

-Virtually unlimited lab resources
-No grant writing required, or in some cases not allowed
-There are experts in everything, can learn a lot
-Good salaries, good benefits, very regular and predictable hours (40/wk).

Cons

-Most research on campus is academic and can be obscure
-No path upwards from postdoc, unless you want to be a life long staff scientist.
-It's very hierarchical. Your opinions don't matter.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

NCATS is a good idea but will become just another institute with its own politics without constant work.

Recommends
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    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIH

    Pros

    The resources and facilities are top-notch

    Cons

    Government politics play a role in daily life

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    So far so good...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NIH full-time

    Pros

    Very prestigious in the field of Biomedical research.

    Cons

    Typical government red tape slows things down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better career opportunities for non scientific personnel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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