The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) offers many training opportunities for those interested in careers in biomedical research, including summer internships and predoctoral and postdoctoral programs.
DIR has several options for those interested in postdoctoral laboratory research training. Our programs consist of a minimum of two to three years of research in one of the DIR labs, and both Ph.D. and M.D. candidates can apply.
Available appointments differ slightly in their requirements for citizenship and postdoctoral experience, but all have the same starting point: finding the best research fit for you. If you're interested in postdoctoral training in one of the DIR laboratories, read the descriptions of labs and investigators and determine which lab or investigator is conducting research in your area of interest.
If you are selected for a DIR postdoctoral program, you may be appointed under one of several mechanisms, depending on the availability of funding, type of research, and your qualifications. These mechanisms include the following:
Check out the list of available postdoctoral positions. Applications can be submitted online.
You also can read the descriptions of DIR labs and investigators and send the following information to the DIR lab chief or investigator you are interested in working with:
If you would like your application to be distributed to more than one lab, send this information to
Wendy J. Fibison, Ph.D., Associate DirectorOffice of Training and Diversity10 Center Drive, MSC 1350, Room 4A31Bethesda, MD 20892-1350
The following predoctoral programs are offered at DIR:
Learn more about predoctoral program by visiting the websites listed above. Applications can be submitted online.
The following are unique training opportunities offered at DIR:
Students conduct research at both locations and potentially at other sites, including field work in Africa and elsewhere around the world. For information on how to apply, see the NIH-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program website.
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Last Updated October 30, 2015