Does anyone know about FDA's NCTR Center?

Welcome to the newly redesigned Science Careers Forum. Please bookmark this site now for future reference. If you've previously posted to the forum, your current username and password will remain the same in the new system. If you've never posted or are new to the forum, you will need to create a new account.

The new forum is designed with some features to improve the user experience. Upgrades include:
- easy-to-read, threaded discussions
- ability to follow discussions and receive notifications of updates
- private messaging to other SC Forum members
- fully searchable database of posts
- ability to quote in your response
- basic HTML formatting available

Moderator: Dave Jensen
Advisors:   Ana, PG, Rich Lemert, Dick Woodward, Dave Walker
Meet the Moderator/Advisors

Does anyone know about FDA's NCTR Center?

Postby S.K » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:37 am

Hello Everyone,

I am completing my Ph.D. in Bioinformatics next year, and was offered a postdoctoral fellowship at FDR's NCTR (National Center of Toxicological Research)'s toxicogenomics group in Arkansas. The starting pay is pretty decent.

After discussing this position with some colleagues, they seem to think NCTR has a low visibility in their research impact because of its geographic location (e.g. Arkansas); NCTR is often portrayed as being a no man's land, and there seems to be virtually no life out there.

Therefore, I am wondering, what are people's opinions on working at NCTR? Will it help my future transition to, hopefully a permanent position at the federal agencies or in pharmaceutical industries?

Thanks in advance for any input.
Posts: 46
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:29 pm

Return to Science Careers Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: David Lathbury and 24 guests