Science Education: Science Careers
Answering important questions, making new discoveries, being creative, working with interesting colleagues, helping people stay healthy—that's a career in basic biomedical research. Are you wondering:
- What's it like to be a scientist?
- How do you become a researcher?
- What kind of programs and financial support are available for people who want to be trained in basic biomedical research or further develop their scientific careers?
Follow the links below to learn more.
Showcases the vibrant and diverse scientists who do cutting-edge research and lead interesting lives.
Find out what it's like to be a scientist and what scientists are discovering.
NIGMS Student Training Flyer
Find out how to get funding for graduate education in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.
Get answers to frequently asked questions.
Meet scientists who are using math and computation to uncover new details about diseases, drug treatments and even crimes.
Meet a Chemist
Find out how people became chemists and what they're working on.
Diversity Program Alumni Updates
Meet NIGMS diversity programs alumni.
Dr. Jon Lorsch on Scientific Public Service
NIGMS Director Jon Lorsch discusses his career path from academia to scientific administration and provides an overview of the Institute's mission.
Jasmine Johnson & Gabriel Vela on Their Experience as High School Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory
Two teenagers talk about their research experience and future goals.
Dr. Clifton Poodry on NIGMS Programs that Increase the Diversity of the Scientific Workforce
NIGMS' Clifton Poodry talks about Institute programs that increase the diversity of the scientific workforce.
Meet Graduate Student George Hightower