Being a Scientist

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 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.

Magazine

​​ Other​ resources​

Fact Sheets

All fact sheets

Profiles: Meet a Scie​ntist​