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Worked with patient data to determine root causes of undiagnosed diseases.

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Former Employee - Intern in Bethesda, MD
Former Employee - Intern in Bethesda, MD

I worked at NIH as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

You are exposed to the most advanced research facilities available to scientists. As such, NIH attracts many bright minds that are always building on other's ideas. For the most part, schedule is not too intense.

Cons

As with any research facility, there are times when not too much is going on between projects and waiting for experiments to take place.

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No opinion of CEO

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    I've been at NIH for a little more than a year

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in North Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in North Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at NIH full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The mission is fantastic. Lots of smart people doing great work to better the world. The work/life balance, as well as the ability to promote are very good. Most people here are very dedicated to their work. The environment is generally much more progressive than other federal government jobs.

    Cons

    Some buildings aren't on campus and feel quite disconnected. My job can be quite boring and often not very challenging. Many of the same normal drawbacks of all federal government jobs also exist here, including bureaucracy, Federal funding has been on the decrease the past few years, which makes funding new projects very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to progress and avoid doing things just because it's been 'done that way for years'. Continue to try to do a lot with very little in this challenging budget environment.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Student researcher/postdoc

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral IRTA in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral IRTA in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at NIH full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for collaboration, and good reference for future employment. Good seminars from top-notch professors.

    Cons

    Projects are often long, and not suited for the time of a postdoc. While funds are present to do projects, they are often limited. Little opportunity to publish or write grants, though not completely absent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many old PI's who might have done something great in the 1980s or 90s, but are stalling opportunities for young investigators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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