16th Annual NIH Career Symposium

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The NIH Career Symposium, which will take place virtually this year, highlights the diversity of career choices available to your generation of biomedical researchers. Whether you are a new graduate student, postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you.

This year, the focus will be on understanding career options in Academic, Industry, Government, and Non-profit sectors with networking opportunities. Every day, we will host an introduction to a sector, what careers are available, how to be competitive in those fields, and resources to help you along the way. Then in the afternoon we will host a series of 'rooms' for career conversations with one or two speakers in a 45-minute time slot. We will also have seminars, one on why this career process is so hard with concrete tips to help you through this process and a second on current hiring trends in all sectors. We will also be hosting discussion to embrace diversity and navigate careers as an international trainee.

We invite any postdoc, clinical fellow, or PhD-level graduate student to join us. You need not be at the NIH to participate. This event is free to attend. Trainees in the NIH Intramural Research Program will be able to register for the conversations of their choice starting April 1. Any other trainee interested in attending will be able to register starting April 15. 

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This page was last updated on Thursday, March 23, 2023