The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (formerly NCI-Frederick), part of the National
Institutes of Health (NIH), offers many exciting career and opportunities for scientists
and biotechnology professionals. The NCI is also strongly committed to training
future cancer researchers and offers numerous post-doctoral and pre-doctoral fellowship
positions. This training commitment extends even further—We have also established
internship programs for college and high-school students who are interested in biomedical
research. To learn more about career and training opportunities at NIH and NCI,
check out the links below.
NCI Postdoctoral Fellowships
There are several websites that provide information on NCI postdoctoral fellowships,
Center for Cancer Research (CCR), a major component of the NCI’s Intramural
Program, provides detailed information on postdoctoral
fellowship award programs and lists current openings for postdoctoral positions. CCR offers top-quality training
opportunities in basic cancer, AIDS, and clinical research and has programs located
both in Bethesda and at the Frederick National Lab.
For information on other fellowship and intern programs sponsored by NCI, visit
The NCI offers programs to students at all levels—from high school through
college and beyond. Information specific to NCI’s Frederick campus can be
found here; programs include the Cancer Research Training Award (high school through
graduate school students), the Werner H. Kirsten Student Program (for Frederick
and Washington County high school seniors), and the Undergraduate Intern Program
(junior- or senior-year college students).
The NIH Research and Training Opportunities website is a wealth of information on
all NIH research and training opportunities, including NCI-sponsored training as
well as programs sponsored by NIH’s other 19 institutes. Check out the new
NIH Postdoctoral Search Engine.
New and Creative ways of Promoting NIH Jobs
The NIH Office of Human Resources (OHR) is pleased to announce two new and creative
ways that we are recruiting new employees to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (MA-HERC). The MA-HERC website
allows dual career families to search for employment opportunities by institution
or region and view the results side-by-side. For more information on the MA-HERC,
visit the MA-HERC website at
The NIH OHR has recently launched a job search engine on the Jobs at NIH website
Jobs @ NIH. With the new
search engine job seekers will be able to find the majority of NIH positions in
one search, so that finally, job searchers can see a full listing of NIH opportunities
in one place!
All of the major NIH job repositories are included in the search engine and other
smaller repositories are being added each month. Currently a job search will run
against the following sources:
Contractors at the Frederick National Lab
Contractors offer many career positions in fields such as biomedical proteomics;
protein chemistry and expression; image analysis; computer and statistical support;
animal health and diagnostics; facilities maintenance and engineering; and scientific
library services. Visit the links below for specific information on positions available
within each company.