Well the NIH budget pinch has finally affected the intramural researchers. (Tip to MWE&G.) My sympathies are limited. What a sweet gig is Intramural NIH. Ahhh. No competing for grants. Production is therefore, er, less than competitive. Get in as a post doc, get a staff appointment, never leave. Or if you have to leave, join the ranks of the Program Officials or SRAs.