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I have been working at National Institute of Child Health and Development full-time (More than a year)
Experts in different fields in biology around with whom you can productively engage in scientific discussions and collaborations; Funding is not a limitation; an Ideal launch pad for someone who is looking to start an independent scientific position; Lots of resources and networking available to those researchers who want to take a non-academic career path; Amazing health insurance package for the family!
Older scientists can slack off on publications at times; Per annum salary for visiting fellows/postdocs is way below what other research institutes are paying within the NIH campus (for example NCI).
I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at National Institute of Child Health and Development (Bethesda, MD) in January 2015.
This is going to be highly dependant on the hiring scientist. What I am describing is my experience: My hiring scientist ascertained whether I have sufficient motivation to pursue an independent scientific research; whether I have strong ethics in conducting scientific research; whether I aspire for a high-risk ambitious project, and not settle for low-hanging fruits.
Additionally, you would also need to make a presentation of past research experience and your plan for future research.
You would also require good references from your previous mentors.
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