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NIH NIH Director Francis S. Collins
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  • Great work life balance, Lots of different positions (in 11 reviews)

  • Obviously, the NIH is probably one of the only places in the US where you can do cutting-edge biomedical research with fairly flexible budgets (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • not so ambitious; administrative red tape (in 13 reviews)

  • No grant writing experience, mentorship is secondary (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NIH full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary and RTP is a great area

    Cons

    Depending on the lab pressure for publishing is not very high

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the good work


  2. One of the best places in the USA to do a postdoc.

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    Current Employee - IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to conduct science is unrivaled at NIEHS. The core facilities and expertise and equipment available are fantastic. In addition, the salary is typically better than .edu postdoc positions and the health insurance is free for you and your family and is better than the FTE government insurance.

    Cons

    Make sure you branch out and identify good mentors, as well as take advantage of the numerous networking functions. It can be easy to get lost in the crowd if you aren't serious about your postdoc.


  3. Excellent internship experience

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    Former Intern - Summer Research Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Intern - Summer Research Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NIH as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, some PIs and researchers are excellent mentors and will definitely help you with your project and help you get published if you really push for it and express interest, and their internship program has talks about different areas of research

    Cons

    It really depends on your research team what kind of experience you'll have, sometimes PIs are really unavailable or really restrictive on your independence


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  5. Research Fellow

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good resources and good working environment

    Cons

    Far away from NIH headquarter


  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary for post docs Excellent research facility Good health insurance for employers and their families Great working environment Salary increase every year

    Cons

    Post doctoral fellows have to relocate to a new job after 5 years of fellowship. Not many opportunities available for job prospects within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep maintaining the high standards of research and please improve the quality and choices of food available in the cafeteria.



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