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Career Readiness

Fellows' Career Development

Career Readiness

Fellows' Career Development

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The ultimate goal of training at NIEHS is to prepare trainees for the career path of their choice, and to ensure that trainees are able to transition into a new career with confidence and success. Various avenues are available at NIEHS to improve trainees’ career readiness, and some examples of these can be found below.


NIEHS Career Symposium

A one-day career development symposium held every April and organized by the NTA Career Symposium Planning Committee.

The annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium is one of the largest assemblies of biomedical organizations and young scientists in Research Triangle Park, NC. Targeting postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, the Career Symposium provides young scientists with an opportunity to explore a myriad of career options and to create a contact network as they plan for their future careers in the biomedical sciences. It usually has about 10 workshops in addition to a similar number of career panels, an afternoon networking session, and about 100 one-on-one CV/resume review sessions.


NIEHS ELITE Consortium

The Enhancing Local Industry Transitions through Exploration (ELITE) consortium organizes visits to local biomedical research firms, giving fellows a meaningful opportunity to network and research career options.


OITE Academic Bootcamp

A series of workshops offered by the NIH Office of Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) to prepare trainees for career opportunities in academic institutes. These workshops are held at NIEHS every other year, and include “Academic Job Search: Preparing Your Application Package,” “Academic Job Search: Applying and Interviewing,” “Academic Job Search: Evaluating Positions and Negotiating Offers,” and “Academics: Transitioning Successfully from Postdoc to Faculty.”


OITE Industry Bootcamp

A series of workshops offered by the NIH Office of Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) to prepare trainees for career opportunities in industry firms. These workshops are held at NIEHS every other year, and include “Industry Careers Overview and Job Packages,” “Industry: The Organization of Business,” “Industry: Interviews,” “Industry: Negotiating Offers and Making the Transition,” and “Industry Careers: Building Adaptability.”