Employee Policies

As an Institute for Medical Research employee, you may have questions regarding your employment status and benefits.

Please direct all questions regarding your employment status, benefits, policies and procedures to Laura Horton, Director of Human Resources  (Laura.Horton@imr.org or 984-250-7012).

IMR employees must obtain a Without Compensation Appointment (WOC) or WOC Affiliate to work on programs at the Durham VA Health Care System. This appointment requires a federal background check which is conducted upon hiring.

IMR offers competitive benefits including up to 80% employer match on medical insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. IMR offers free vision, dental, and a small group life insurance policy for employees.  Other benefits include short and long term disability insurance options and an option to participate in a 403(b)retirement savings program with an employer match of up to 7%, not to exceed $5,000 per year provided by the Lincoln Financial Group.

Paid leave: 

  • IMR offers 11 paid federal holidays.
  • 13 days of vacation and 13 days of sick leave can be accrued annually. 
  • After three years, vacation is increased to 20 days; employees with 15 years of service are entitled to 26 vacation days.

Institute for Medical Research

In Service to North Carolina - Located in Durham

Main Phone: 929-202-8522
Fax: 919-680-0722
Physical/Shipping Address: 411 West Chapel Hill Street, Suite 310 Durham, NC 27701
Mailing Address: DVAHCS, 508 Fulton Street, 151-IMR Durham, NC 27705

IMR HQ