Postdoctoral opportunities at the NIH

Kim Petrie
December 4, 2013

The NIH Office of Intramurual Training & Education maintains a list of available NIH postdoctoral positions on their website. As in academia, however, not all NIH postdoctoral opportunities are advertised! If you are interested in a particular lab at the NIH, you should reach out directly to the potential postdoctoral mentor even if there is no open postdoctoral position listed on the OITE website. And as with academia, if you use your cover letter to explain how you are a good fit for a potential mentor's lab, you're more likely to get a response! This article from OITE, Thoughts on Choosing a Research Mentor, offers solid advice for approaching potential postdoctoral mentors.