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Great science

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

I have been working at NIH full-time for less than a year

Pros

Excellent science, exposure to top-class seminars and scientists

Cons

The workforce (postdocs especially) is slightly more aged than in universities. The visa issues international students have to deal with is painful.

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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 for 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.

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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
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