Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) 2021—Bringing Creative, Innovative, and Diverse Trainees to NIAID!

Alvaro Hobbs, INRO participant and postbac in the Structural Virology Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) strives to answer the world’s most critical questions focused on understanding, treating, and preventing infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. One of the 27 Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIAID is committed to training and nurturing the next generation of biomedical scientists to go on to make important discoveries to improve health and save lives.

Through INRO, the NIAID Office of Research Training and Development (ORTD) encourages talented, graduating seniors and recent graduates (undergraduate or master's) from U.S. populations underrepresented in the biomedical sciences and those dedicated to the promotion of diversity (as defined by the Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity) to conduct postbaccalaureate (postbac) research in NIAID laboratories located in Maryland and Montana and to ultimately pursue careers as scientists, physicians, or physician-scientists!

As part of a two-day event, selected applicants will learn about the research conducted in NIAID laboratories, learn about the NIH postbac fellowship experience, and have the chance to engage with NIAID’s leading researchers. This event also provides each participant with the opportunity to interview with NIAID investigators. Following the event, candidates who receive an offer will take a postbac position in an NIAID laboratory starting on June 14, 2021. Whether you are destined for graduate school, medical school, or another graduate/professional school program, this competitive program provides a unique opportunity to join one of the largest, most advanced biomedical research facilities in the world, while contributing to the improvement of human health on a global scale.

Read more about INRO, eligibility, application dates, and the application process.

Reach out to the NIAID Office of Research Training and Development (ORTD) with questions related to INRO.

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