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NIH Career Symposium

The Annual NIH Career Symposium aims to highlight 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.

The Annual NIH Career Symposium is usually scheduled for May.

The Symposium includes panels and workshops with over 75 speakers.  There are typically 12-16 Panel sessions covering a spectrum of careers including; academics, industry, government, patents/tech transfer, policy, and communications.  The end of the day finishes with Skill Blitzes: Twenty minute sessions to help you gather the tools and resources critical for your job search. The goal is to give you skills you can use immediately to act upon the information that you learned in the Symposium.

Please note: This is NOT a job fair; it is a place for you to gain information about your next step in your career.  There are NO recruiting tables.

While the NIH Career Symposium is planned for intramural trainees, we welcome graduate students and postdocs from outside of the NIH Intramural Research Program to attend.

Career Symposium 2016 Newsletter

Career Symposium 2016 Program 

Career Symposium 2016 Speaker Bios
Career Symposium 2016 Skill Blitz slides

Highlights from past NIH Career Symposiums


8th Annual NIH Career Symposium - 2015

7th Annual NIH Career Symposium - 2014

6th Annual NIH Career Symposium - 2013

5th Annual NIH Career Symposium - 2012

4th Annual NIH Career Symposium - 2011

3rd Annual NIH Career Symposium - 2010

2nd Annual NIH Career Symposium - 2009

First NIH Career Symposium - 2008