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LHNCBC: Training - Postdoctoral Research
Postdoctoral Research
Program Description

The Postdoctoral Research Program provides recent M.D. or Ph.D. recipients an opportunity to participate in collaborative research in a variety of areas of biomedical informatics. Participants interact with leading informatics researchers, have access to on-site resources and facilities, become familiar with the leading research, gain a comprehensive understanding of the Centers programs, and make significant professional contributions to their fields.

Appointments are for one year and are renewable for an additional year upon recommendation of the Center and availability of funds. Recipients receive a stipend which varies depending on degree, research area and experience.

Eligibility and Application Procedures

Applicants should have received an M.D. or Ph.D. from an accredited academic institution in an appropriate discipline or expect to complete all such requirements before beginning the appointment. The Medical Informatics Training Program is an equal opportunity program. Selection for positions will be based solely on merit, without discrimination for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, or age.

Application Materials

Application deadlines:
  • January 15
  • April 15
  • October 15

Application materials include:

  • A letter of interest outlining the applicant's research interests.
  • Desired starting and ending dates, email address, postal address, day and evening phone numbers.
  • Curriculum vitae including a list of publications and awards or honors.
  • Transcript for the most recently completed degree.
  • Three letters of reference addressed to:
    Clement J. McDonald, M.D., Director
    Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
Program participants will be selected based on their research accomplishments, scientific background and experience, the ability to match an applicant's abilities and background with research programs at the Lister Hill Center, letters of recommendation, awards and honors, and the availability of funds, programs, staff and facilities.

Applications and Inquiries

Please address all questions and application materials to:

May Cheh
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 38A, MSC 3826
Bethesda, MD 20894