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1 COSEPUP review - NIH-IRP perspective Lori Conlan, PhD Director, Office of Postdoc Services OITE/NIH

2 What is the Intramural Research Program? Intramural is research done on an NIH campus by an NIH scientist 21 Institutes & Centers (ICs) (of 27) Biomedical, behavioral, and social science research at all levels - basic, translational and clinical Campuses in MD, NC, MT, AZ, MI and MA

3 Postdocs in the IRP ~3600 Postdocs  ~2000 International  ~475 Clinical Fellows

4 Where are current postdocs going? Colorado State Univ of Hawaii Univ of Maryland Univ of Cincinnati King’s College Middle TN Univ JC Venter Institute Harvard Postdoc Office Duke: Science Coordinator FDA NIH AAAS policy fellowship Pew Foundation Small Biotech in MD Medimmune (many) Jackson Labs Novartis Qiagen (writer, program manager and R&D) MedThink Communications Booz Allen Hamilton Schafer Pricewatershouse Coopers Random sample of people leaving in 2011 from the alumni database

5 What is the OITE? A central office (10 PhD level) to promote the training and career education of all NIH trainees We provide:  All-day symposia focused on one topic  One to four hour workshops featuring one speaker and/or a panel discussion  Short workshops followed by break-out and small group meetings  Courses on a focused topic that meet for multiple sessions  Discussion/support groups and brown bag lunches Career Services Center Advice on all aspects of training Online access for anyone (even non-IRP)

6 Build your career..Shape your future OITE encourage trainees to focus their efforts in three areas while at the NIH  Doing outstanding science  Attending to their career and professional development by taking advantage of both IC and OITE programs  Exploring and contributing to the community around them

7 It starts when they arrive Orientation covers the following topics:  Intro to the NIH  Steps to success  Resources  Intro to career planning  Acknowledgement that transitions are hard

8 Career Tracks Comprehensive workshops to dissect the career process  Job Search CV/resumes, How-to series, interviewing, negotiating  Academic Overview, interview, negotiating, transitioning  Industry Overview, resumes, networking, company visits Career Symposium ties up the curriculum in May

9 Courses Writing  Basic  Writing a scientific paper Improving Spoken English Teaching Grant Writing Becoming a Mentor

10 Leadership and Personal Development Assertiveness training Workplace Dynamics  Using the MBTI in lab and life  Conflict and feedback  Teams Management bootcamp Diversity in a Multicultural Society

11 Advise the postdoc association Felcom started in 1991 Has ~21 standing committees  Career development, monthly career exploration seminars  Job networking  Social  FARE

12 Resources for non-NIHers Videocasts Blog Online material Campus visits

13 Alumni Database Have over 1000 fellows leave the program every year…where are they going? Allow current fellows to network with past fellows Allow past fellows to re-connect Allow past fellows to look for new employees Provide a snapshot of where fellows are going  Current count is 1070 (up from 500 in March of 2011)  Of those 348 were postdocs at the NIH

14 Other opportunities at the NIH IC retreats, workshops and leadership opportunities Fellows may be able to do volunteering on campus Have started clubs-policy and consulting

15 Lori Conlan

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