Fellow Recruitment

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Postdoctoral training in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) provides the opportunity for recent doctoral degree recipients to enhance their research skills in the resource-rich National Institutes of Health (NIH) environment. Trainees come from across the U.S. and around the world to explore areas such as bioinformatics, epidemiology, immunology, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, developmental biology, structural biology, signal transduction and clinical research.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DDS, or the equivalent) and have no more than five years of relevant research experience since receipt of their most recent doctoral degree.
  • International applicants must be eligible for a US Visa.


Starting from $67,200/year, see the Stipend Table for detail.

How to Apply

  • Contact the NIEHS PI to discuss a potential research project.
  • Find the open postdoctoral positions below.
  • Identify a NIEHS principal investigator (PI) whose research field is of interest to you. See the NIEHS labs link below for investigator information.
  • If the PI decides to offer you a postdoctoral position, he/she should guide you the follow-up processes.

International Postdoc

Visit NIH Division of International Services (DIS) for immigration-related services.

Open Positions

Go to Postdoc Positions and type "NIEHS" in the keyword search box to find the NIEHS open postdoctoral positions.


Go to “Branches & Laboratories” to find the NIEHS investigators and their research projects.

Submit CV or contact us: [email protected].