Training in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR)

DIR researchers support training opportunities as investigators and mentors. It includes more than 60 tenured and tenure-track investigators and approximately 300 postbaccalaureate, clinical, and postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

An array of dedicated offices and core facilities support the research and personal development of DIR investigators and trainees. To determine if DIR is the right place for you, use the following links to learn about our Office of Education, explore our clinical training programs, and discover our cutting-edge research programs.

Office of Education

The DIR Office of Education supports the academic, scientific, and personal development of intramural scientists, fellows, and students at all levels of training. Through a variety of seminars, workshops, and programs, the office provides ample opportunities for trainees to expand their skill sets and explore career opportunities.

Clinical Training Programs

Learn about the medical focus, prerequisites, and training requirements for DIR's clinical training programs.

Research Programs, Laboratories, and Investigators

DIR is divided into scientific affinity groups, each composed of laboratories that focus on specific questions in child health and human development. Find the Affinity Groups that fit your area of scientific interest and expertise, and locate contact information for NICHD intramural staff working in those laboratories.
Review the most recent DIR Annual Report to learn about the division's basic, clinical, and translational research programs and recent accomplishments.
Available DIR postdoctoral positions are listed at We also urge you to contact NICHD DIR investigators directly for space availability.

NIH-wide Training Opportunities

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