We Appreciate Postdocs

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Reblogged from Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers. Originally posted on September 17, 2014 by Dr. Jennifer Illuzzi, Postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellow in the Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology at the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Postdocs help power aging research. They receive NIA funding for training. They work with and for NIA grantees. In-house at NIA, they are a critical component of research conducted in NIA labs, which we call “intramural” research. Across the research community, postdoctoral research fellows contribute the long hours necessary to organize and implement research activities. I know this because I am one of them, and colleagues, I see how hard you work!

 A headshot of Dr. Erez Eitan. He wears a grey sweater. A headshot of Dr. Sarah Mitchell, in front of a photographic backdrop. She is smiling, and wearing an orange and white shirt with a necklace. And a headshot of Dr. Peter Sykora. He wears a yellow and blue striped polo shirt.

Read the full blog entry on the Inside NIA blog to learn more about what it's like as a postdoc at the NIH IRP and ways to engage with the community. And if you are specifically interested in aging research, join the conversation this "Careers in Aging Week" on social media using the hashtag #CIAW.

Category: Careers