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Career Opportunities at NIH/NHGRI
Career Opportunities at NIH/NHGRI
Career Opportunities at NIH/NHGRI
Career Opportunities at NIH/NHGRI
Career Opportunities at NIH/NHGRI
Career Opportunities at NIH/NHGRI
Career Opportunities at NIH/NHGRI
Career Opportunities at NIH/NHGRI
Career Opportunities at NIH/NHGRI
Career Opportunities at NIH/NHGRI
Career Opportunities at NIH/NHGRI
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  • 1. Career Opportunities at NIH/NHGRI Christiane M. Robbins DNA Day April 23, 2003
  • 2. Brief History of NIH <ul><li>On May 26, 1930 the Hygienic Laboratory became the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1938 the NIH moved to Bethesda, Maryland which today consists of 306.4 acres. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1940 President Roosevelt dedicated the grounds and the buildings at the NIH. </li></ul><ul><li>The first patient was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center July 6, 1953. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1954 NIH Graduate School Program began. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000 the International Human Genome Project public Consortium assembled a working draft of the Sequence of the Human Genome. The information from the project was released to the world with no restrictions. </li></ul>
  • 3. National Institutes of Health <ul><li>NIH is currently comprised of 28 Institutes and Centers. </li></ul><ul><li>The well-known ones include the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,National Institute of Mental Health as well as the National Human Genome Research Institute. </li></ul>
  • 4. National Human Genome Research Institute <ul><li>There is an Extramural and Intramural Division within NHGRI. </li></ul><ul><li>The Extramural Division entails the ELSI program as well as the Grant Applications and Oversight of the Grants to the sources outside of the NIH. </li></ul><ul><li>The Intramural Division is where actual research is conducted at NIH. </li></ul>
  • 5. Division of Intramural Research NHGRI <ul><li>There are six branches within the Intramural program at NHGRI: </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer Genetics Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Genetics Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Genome Technology Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic Disease Research Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Inherited Disease Research Branch </li></ul>
  • 6. Job Opportunities at NIH <ul><li>Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research Program ( SIP). </li></ul><ul><li>The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program. </li></ul><ul><li>The NIH Administrative Summer Program, non-scientific positions. </li></ul><ul><li>The Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellowship Program. </li></ul><ul><li>The Graduate Partnership Program (GPP). </li></ul><ul><li>The NIH Academy for Graduate, Medical, and PhD students, this is a very competitive program. </li></ul>
  • 7. Summer Internship Program <ul><li>SIP is open to full-time students in high school, college, and graduate school. </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in Biomedical Research in the Intramural laboratories at NHGRI and other NIH Institutes. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal of this program is to expose students to research procedures in a unique environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Stipend dependent on educational level, ranging from $1300 - $2400 </li></ul><ul><li>Application process opens November ‘03. </li></ul><ul><li>On average there are anywhere between 600 - 1800 applications for 35 positions at NHGRI each year. </li></ul>
  • 8. NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program <ul><li>This is a competitive program open to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health related research. </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships are provided up to $20,000 per year which must be used for tuition, educational or living expenses. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be able to spend 10 weeks during the summer at NIH. </li></ul><ul><li>15 scholarships are awarded per year. </li></ul><ul><li>More information www.training.nih.gov </li></ul>
  • 9. Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellowship Program <ul><li>Recent college graduate (within one year of applying). </li></ul><ul><li>It is renewable up to three years. </li></ul><ul><li>Stipend of $20,500/ year. </li></ul><ul><li>Students work in Intramural labs at the NIH. </li></ul><ul><li>Application can be found at www.training.nih.gov </li></ul>
  • 10. The Graduate Partnership Program <ul><li>The Graduate Program Partnerships (GPP) initiative links the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with universities in the graduate level training of students. </li></ul><ul><li>Students in the Graduate Program Partnerships spend their first year at the university while studying graduate level courses. </li></ul><ul><li>In the second year, students move partially or completely to the NIH campus for their research and continue in higher-level graduate courses. </li></ul><ul><li>The following years are dedicated completely to research </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership programs are now available with Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland, and Duke University. Many other NIH-University Partnership programs will be available in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Stipend is $20,500/year </li></ul><ul><li>Additional information is available @gppinfo@nih.gov </li></ul>
  • 11. NIH Academy <ul><li>The NIH Academy is a postbaccalaureate program that provides opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical investigation at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). </li></ul><ul><li>The NIH Academy is only able to accept about ten trainees a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. </li></ul><ul><li>NIH Academy fellows are expected to initiate the application process for graduate and/or medical school during their term at the NIH. </li></ul><ul><li>The stipend for NIH Academy fellows is $23,800. </li></ul><ul><li>Prospective candidates must apply electronically by March 15, @ www.training .nih.gov </li></ul>
  • 12. Other Training Opportunities <ul><li>NHGRI ELSI Training Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>NHGRI ELSI Funding Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>NHGRI Minority Travel Award in Genomic and ELSI Research </li></ul><ul><li>More information [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Training grants are available at Training Grant Centers found throughout the US Mainland. </li></ul><ul><li>www.ugsp.info.nih.gov </li></ul>

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