Peter Williamson, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Translational Mycology Section, Division of Intramural Research
"One of the distinct privileges here at intramural NIH is a very reliable funding stream that allows the rapid development of cutting-edge science that can change patient care. Finding and advancing new paradigms to improve outcomes in patients with fungal infections will continue to drive our work."
Seher H. Anjum, M.D., Assistant Research Physician, Translational Mycology Section, Division of Intramural Research
"If you want to have an intellectually stimulating career in which you look forward to teaching, developing your own research projects and treating challenging patients while sustaining a healthy work-life balance, NIAID is a great option!"
Peter D. Crompton, Chief, Malaria Infection Biology and Immunity Section, Division of Intramural Research, NIAID, NIH
"NIAID is an intellectually stimulating, collaborative, and vibrant scientific community where there is a collective sense that hard work, rigorous science, and teamwork can lead to meaningful progress against infectious diseases. "
Robert A. Seder, Chief, Cellular Immunology Section, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH
"The culture at NIAID is wonderful for scientific rigor and expertise across a wide range of areas. The most important feature of the Vaccine Research Center are the people. Most of the PI’s have been together for 20 years and there is an extraordinary culture of collaboration amongst all the people at the VRC. The VRC is an outstanding environment for scientific discovery, which can then lead to rapid product development and clinical testing. This extraordinary process can lead to approved vaccines and monoclonal antibodies for several important infections (SARS-CoV-2, RSV, Ebola) and potentially against flu, malaria, and others."
Tae-Wook Chun, Ph.D., Senior Investigator and Chief, HIV Immunovirology Section, Laboratory of Immunoregulation
"It is inspiring to work every day with dedicated nurses, physicians’ assistants, clinicians, researchers, and study participants/volunteers. NIAID offers a high collaborative environment that enables us to focus on a common mission–conducting transformative medicine and biomedical research to improve human health."
Muhammad Bilal Khalid, M.D., Allergy & Immunology Fellow
"NIAID truly provides a culture of growth and success, and thus in all ways possible supports advancement of science. During my time here, I have found incredible support from my supervisors, mentors, and peers, who have always been there to provide guidance and help so I can achieve my goals and navigate what lies ahead!"
Joshua Tan, Stadtman Tenure-track Investigator
"I’ve benefited from a lot of good advice from senior NIAID colleagues over the past few years, and having such a concentration of experts in related fields at one institute has been very beneficial in terms of developing new collaborations and moving projects forward."
Brian Epling, Infectious Diseases Fellow
"As a trainee, I have been very fortunate to have been supported every step along the way. My mentors have always listened to my goals and found a way to help me accomplish them. Additionally, people here are highly collaborative, and projects are often the result of these collaborations."
Watch the videos in the playlist below for a glimpse at what it’s like to work in NIAID’s dynamic atmosphere!