The NCI Center for Cancer Research offers a variety of training opportunities for recent college graduates. Trainees may spend one year (or several years) working with world-class biomedical researchers on NCI’s campuses in Bethesda and Frederick, Maryland.
Who Can Apply?
- Recent college graduates with a bachelor of science degree or the equivalent in the health sciences
- U.S. citizens and permanent residents
How Do I Apply?
- Apply for a Postbaccalaureate Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) at the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE).
- Submit your CV/resume to NCI Future Fellows, a databank of interested candidates to be considered for postbaccalaureate (master-level and post-college), doctoral, and postdoctoral fellowships. Our investigators may search this databank for potential fellows.
NCI Master's CRTA – The NCI Master's CRTA is designed to produce a cadre of highly trained research support personnel. College graduates and individuals who hold a master's degree spend 2-3 years mastering the latest and most advanced techniques for basic and/or applied research at NCI.
Johns Hopkins/NCI Master of Science in Biotechnology – This joint training program, which results in a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, focuses on bioassay development, chemical libraries, molecular targets and cancer, and high-throughput screening laboratory automation.