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COSEPUP review - NIH-IRP perspective Lori Conlan, PhD Director, Office of Postdoc Services OITE/NIH. What is the Intramural Research Program?. Intramural is research done on an NIH campus by an NIH scientist 21 Institutes & Centers (ICs) (of 27)

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COSEPUP review-NIH-IRP perspectiveLori Conlan, PhDDirector, Office of Postdoc ServicesOITE/NIH


What is the Intramural Research Program?

  • Intramural is research done on an NIH campus by an NIH scientist

  • 21 Institutes & Centers (ICs) (of 27)

  • Biomedical, behavioral, and social science research at all levels - basic, translational and clinical

  • Campuses in MD, NC, MT, AZ, MI and MA


Postdocs in the IRP

  • ~3600 Postdocs

    • ~2000 International

    • ~475 Clinical Fellows


Where are current postdocs going?

  • Colorado State

  • Univ of Hawaii

  • Univ of Maryland

  • Univ of Cincinnati

  • King’s College

  • Middle TN Univ

  • JC Venter Institute

  • Harvard Postdoc Office

  • Duke: Science Coordinator

  • FDA

  • NIH

  • AAAS policy fellowship

  • Pew Foundation

  • Small Biotech in MD

  • Medimmune (many)

  • Jackson Labs

  • Novartis

  • Qiagen (writer, program manager and R&D)

  • MedThink Communications

  • Booz Allen Hamilton

  • Schafer

  • Pricewatershouse Coopers

    • Random sample of people leaving in 2011 from the alumni database


What is the OITE?

  • A central office (10 PhD level) to promote the training and career education of all NIH trainees

  • We provide:

    • All-day symposia focused on one topic

    • One to four hour workshops featuring one speaker and/or a panel discussion

    • Short workshops followed by break-out and small group meetings

    • Courses on a focused topic that meet for multiple sessions

    • Discussion/support groups and brown bag lunches

  • Career Services Center

  • Advice on all aspects of training

  • Online access for anyone (even non-IRP)


Build your career..Shape your future

  • OITE encourage trainees to focus their efforts in three areas while at the NIH

    • Doing outstanding science

    • Attending to their career and professional development by taking advantage of both IC and OITE programs

    • Exploring and contributing to the community around them


It starts when they arrive

  • Orientation covers the following topics:

    • Intro to the NIH

    • Steps to success

    • Resources

    • Intro to career planning

    • Acknowledgement that transitions are hard


Career Tracks

  • Comprehensive workshops to dissect the career process

    • Job Search

      • CV/resumes, How-to series, interviewing, negotiating

    • Academic

      • Overview, interview, negotiating, transitioning

    • Industry

      • Overview, resumes, networking, company visits

  • Career Symposium ties up the curriculum in May


Courses

  • Writing

    • Basic

    • Writing a scientific paper

  • Improving Spoken English

  • Teaching

  • Grant Writing

  • Becoming a Mentor


Leadership and Personal Development

  • Assertiveness training

  • Workplace Dynamics

    • Using the MBTI in lab and life

    • Conflict and feedback

    • Teams

  • Management bootcamp

  • Diversity in a Multicultural Society


Advise the postdoc association

  • Felcom started in 1991

  • Has ~21 standing committees

    • Career development, monthly career exploration seminars

    • Job networking

    • Social

    • FARE


Resources for non-NIHers

Videocasts

Blog

Online material

Campus visits


Alumni Database

  • Have over 1000 fellows leave the program every year…where are they going?

  • Allow current fellows to network with past fellows

  • Allow past fellows to re-connect

  • Allow past fellows to look for new employees

  • Provide a snapshot of where fellows are going

    • Current count is 1070 (up from 500 in March of 2011)

    • Of those 348 were postdocs at the NIH


Other opportunities at the NIH

IC retreats, workshops and leadership opportunities

Fellows may be able to do volunteering on campus

Have started clubs-policy and consulting


  • Lori Conlan

  • [email protected]


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