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

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Former Intern - Intern in Bethesda, MD
Former Intern - Intern in Bethesda, MD
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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at NIH as an intern (Less than a 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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    "NIAID has many talented, hard-working staff, but they are hobbled by anxious and sometimes arrogant senior leaders."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NIH full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    NIAID's mission inspires most of the NIAID staff to dedicate themselves to their work. In addition, NIAID has significant resources and infrastructure to enable its staff to do their jobs effectively. NIAID's top leaders are well respected for their knowledge and skills, and as a result they have a great deal of influence at NIH and elsewhere in the federal government.

    Cons

    NIAID's senior leaders have been in their positions for many years. While this has provided NIAID with a great deal of stability, it also has resulted in (or at least contributed to) an almost habitual tendency among NIAID's senior leaders to dismiss and disparage ideas and approaches from other organizations. And while NIAID's anxious and volatile director is more receptive and humane than he was 10 or 20 years ago, a culture of fear still pervades NIAID. This culture of fear has stifled risk taking and discouraged alternative opinions and ideas that might enable NIAID to achieve better results from its important work.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage a 10 year term limit in senior positions.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Student researcher/postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral IRTA in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral IRTA in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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