The goal of this program is to provide an opportunity for established scientists to visit and collaborate with LHC scientists and to learn new informatics skills for their research. The Research Program for Visiting Scientists provides
faculty or research staff members an opportunity to participate
in collaborative medical informatics research. Participants
work directly with leading medical informatics professionals,
have access to on-site resources, and gain an in depth
perspective of Lister Hill Center programs. Short-term
appointments, summer appointments, and long-term
sabbaticals are available. Recipients may receive a stipend
which varies depending on degree, research area and experience.
Eligibility and Application Procedures
Applicants should be faculty or research staff members of
accredited colleges, universities or technical institutes. 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 will be accepted throughout the year.
Application materials include:
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
- A letter of interest outlining the applicant's
- 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.
- Three letters of reference addressed to:
Clement J. McDonald, M.D., Director
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
Please address all questions and application materials to:
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 38A, MSC 3826
Bethesda, MD 20894