Postdoctoral fellowships offer opportunities to develop independence, focus research interests, hone academic and transferable skills, and explore career pathways. Because postdoctoral positions are generally-short term, typically 2-5 years, it is important that you develop a training plan early on in your fellowship.


Academic Institutions
Industry/For-Profit Companies
Non-Profit Organizations


Postdoctoral Researcher at UPenn School of Medicine

There is an open position on the T32 training grant “HIV Pathogenesis, Vaccination and Cure”. We have one slot available that can be used for either a pre-doctoral of post-doctoral researcher. For this position, we seek to identify experts in relevant emerging technologies or approaches that can be newly applied to HIV research by appointment of a talented trainee to the open position. “Blue sky” proposals are encouraged.

To apply, please send ONE PDF which includes the applicant’s CV and paragraph written by the applicant on their proposed research, including how new ideas will be brought to HIV research. Please also specify whether they have been a T32 trainee in the past (which T32, how long).

We seek to prioritize:

  • Conceptual novelty
  • Inclusion of URMs and DTs
  • Inclusion of labs that have not previously had a trainee
  • Top quality applicants (as assessed by grades, prelim scores, publication, etc)

To be eligible for training grant support, applicants must be U.S. citizens or green card holders.


Please send applications in a single PDF to Laurie Zimmerman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Please forward this email to any  researchers on campus who are not already part of the training program.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.



Rick Bushman and Jim Riley

Postdoctoral Research Positions, Dreyfuss Lab

The laboratory is focused on mRNA processing, RNA-binding proteins, the role of U1 snRNP in transcription regulation and polyadenylation, the SMN complex and neurodegenerative diseases. Current studies involve biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and bioinformatics. Experience in any of these areas is desirable.

For background, please see:




Gideon Dreyfuss, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Isaac Norris Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 


Maura Jones, Lab Manager

Laboratory of Dr. Gideon Dreyfuss  
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Clinical Research Building, Room 330
415 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6148
Tel:  215-898-0172
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Faculty Positions in Infectious Diseases, Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic’s Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC), Port St. Lucie Florida, invites applications for several full-time positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full faculty level.

Positions will be within the broad field of emerging infectious diseases. All areas of virology/microbiology relevant to human disease are of interest, including molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, pathogen-host interactions, immune responses to infection, molecular virology/microbiology, vaccinology and antiviral therapies.

Ideal applicants will be creative and collaborative scientists using advanced approaches combining different elements of cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics, biochemistry and in vitro or in vivo models of infection.

The Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC) is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of innovative translational research, focused on infectious diseases and immuno-oncology. The Center is an exceptional state-of-the-art facility with approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of dedicated research and support spaces. The FRIC has Shared Resource facilities in Flow Cytometry, Imaging, Bioinformatics, Select Agents and a Vivarium supporting ABSL-3 suites.

Faculty at the FRIC will closely collaborate with scientists at the Lerner Research Institute, a network of ~190 labs at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in Ohio. Faculty at the FRIC will also be encouraged to establish collaborations with physicians at the regional hospitals of Cleveland Clinic Florida.


Key requirements

The selected candidates will have an outstanding record in infectious diseases/virology or related fields (e.g. immunology). The selected candidates will possess scientific vision, leadership skills and be competitive in acquiring extramural grants. Basic requirements for the positions include a Ph.D. and/or M.D., as well as postdoctoral research experience and a strong record of research accomplishments and publications in the field of infectious diseases/virology or related fields. Candidates for positions at the Associate or Full faculty level will have demonstrated a strong track record of publications and external funding.


Application Instructions

Please apply by sending your CV, a motivation letter, a project description and providing contacts of four potential referees. The project description should be a maximum of 3 pages long and describe both current and future research plans.


Please email application materials to:

Michaela U. Gack, Ph.D.

The Arthur and Marylin Levitt Endowed Chair

Scientific Director

Florida Research and Innovation Center

Port Saint Lucie, FL

Administrative Support: Anne Gambardella; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Penn/Jefferson

This is a multi-PI grant that spans Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania.  The right candidate could spend time at either or both institutions. The PIs and chosen candidate will work out the details of whether they will be a Jefferson or Penn employee.

The Philp/Boesze-Battaglia labs are seeking an innovative and motivated postdoctoral fellow to study retinal metabolism in the murine retina. Studies will focus on how key metabolic transporters and enzymes required for fatty acid oxidation and ketogenesis impact normal visual function using transgenic mouse models. Candidates should have a solid background in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and/or retinal biology. Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing their research interests and career goals, current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Nancy Philp, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Opportunities for academic, professional development are available through mentorship of students, guest lecturing, and other teaching experiences. The laboratory of Dr. Boesze-Battaglia is housed in the Department of Basic and Translational Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. The Philp Lab is in the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator in Biostatistics Branch, NCI-DCEG

The Biostatistics Branch (BB) in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a tenure-track/tenure eligible position to work on methods development and applications in a highly collaborative and data-rich environment with one-of-a-kind data and computational resources.

Click HERE to learn more about this position and how to apply.

 Postdoctoral Position Available in Upstate Medical University

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Brain Tumor Research Group (Viapiano Laboratory) at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University located in Syracuse, NY.

Click HERE to learn more about this position. 


External Training Opportunities

Science/AAAS Webinar: Deciphering the Cell Cycle: The Role of Cell Cycle Control in Cancer

Speakers: Yue Xiong, PhD (University of North Carolina) and Gary Schwartz, MD (Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center)

During the webinar, viewers will:               

  • Hear about exciting advancements in understanding how cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs) regulate cell cycle control             
  • Discover how new CDK inhibitors can be used in combination with other therapeutics to target cancer
  • Learn about similarities and differences in critical cell cycle signaling pathways in different cancer types
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions during the live broadcast

Learn more and register




2020 Public Summit Action Collaborative Call for Presentation and Poster Proposals

The National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education is inviting abstract submissions for presentations and posters on promising and innovative practices to address and prevent sexual harassment in higher education. Presentations and poster sessions will take place during the Public Summit on October 19-20, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Click HERE to learn more.




Postdoc Academy

The Postdoc Academy is a digital and in-person professional development program designed specifically for postdocs, and is now open for registration! The free online course, titled "Succeeding as a Postdoc", will begin on June 22nd. This 6-week course will help you create a rewarding experience that launches you into your chosen career path. Register for the online course here.

In addition to the online course, you can join a Postdoc Academy Learning Session (PALS). Virtual local learning communities support online learning by connecting content directly to the local context and community, and also promote deeper learning of the material. PALS are small groups of postdoc who meet once a week in Zoom while taking the online course. PALS at will begin the week of June 22nd! Register for PALS here.

From Postdoc Academy:

This time of COVID-19 is challenging for us all, with the deep disruption in research and uncertainty. We acknowledge that some of you may be working remotely, and some are not able to, and many may be in difficult environments. It may be that a course that provides professional development around Resilience, Working in an Intercultural Environment, and Career Planning is not appropriate, but perhaps for many of you, this can be an opportunity to learn and develop skills, too. You can find outcomes of the prior running of the course here.

Funding and Awards

Brody Family Medical Trust Fund Fellowships in Incurable Diseases


The Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) at Penn has received notice for the FY 2020-2021 Brody Family Medical Trust Fund Fellowships in Incurable Diseases fellowship funding opportunity.  The University may put forth a maximum of ten nominees for these fellowships.   


Applicants must be US citizens, have permanent resident status, or be able to demonstrate clearly their eligibility to stay in the United States legally for the duration of the proposed Fellowship research. Applications must be submitted by Friday, October 9, 2020 at noon. The BPP must submit its ten nominations to the College of Physicians is Monday, November 2, 2020.   


Please read the Funding Opportunity Announcement.   


Please inform your departmental Business Administrator and/or Grant Administrator of your intention to submit your materials for consideration. 


Dr. Maja Bućan, Associate Dean, will convene a review committee and those selected as nominees will be notified no later than Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  At that time, nominees will receive further instructions on preparing their complete applications for final submission to the University coordinator, Mary Anne Timmins, no later than noon on Wednesday, October 28, 2020


To be considered for nomination, please submit IN ONE .PDF FILE (not a series of documents) the following information via email to Mary Anne Timmins, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  in the Office of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP):  (please name your .PDF file with last name,first name.pdf  example:  Smith, John.pdf) 




Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae 


Disease Information – (Maximum of 500 words) Describe the disease, or class of 

diseases, targeted by your research. Include information about the societal impact of 

the disease and efficacy of current treatments. Directly address how your research 

has the potential to lead to a better understanding of disease process and/or a better 

course for prevention, diagnosis or treatment of the disease(s). 


Abstract of Research Proposal – (Maximum of 500 words) This should be written in 

language accessible to non-expert scientists, and may be published by the 

Philadelphia Foundation if the project receives Brody Fellowship funding.  


Please note:  Abstracts should be written for “generalist” scientific reviewersrather than for experts in the candidates’ respective scientific fields.    


Research Proposal – (Maximum of 3 single spaced pages, using 12-point font. 

Figures are included in this page allotment, but the Reference List is not.) The 

Research Proposal should follow standard NIH format: Specific Aims, Background 

and Significance, Preliminary Data and Research Design and Methods 


Please note:  Proposals should be written in language "that is accessible to and understandable by a multidisciplinary group of scientific reviewers," be complete, cohesive and easy to read, and tell a story.   


Reference Letters – Each Applicant must arrange to have three (3) Reference 

Letters submitted in order for his or her Application to be considered. One (1) Letter 

of Reference should be from the Applicant’s Mentor.  


Please note:  The Mentor’s Letter of Support must verify the information in the Candidate's Application, confirm the Host Institution's willingness to accept the Candidate for the stated period of time, and must also address how the proposed project will foster the Candidate’s independent professional growth and development as a research scientist. 


All letters should include descriptions of the reference writers’ interactions with the Applicant (including how long they have known the Applicant), and their assessments of the Applicant’s quality and  his or her commitment and potential to establish an independent career in research. 


Eligibility Criteria 


  1. These Fellowships will be available to Applicants who will be conducting their

research at Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple University School of 

Medicine or the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (inclusive of BPP affiliates). 


  1. The 2019 Eligibility Requirements allow for Applicants from outside of the 

respective Host Institutions’ Medical Schools, as long as the proposed disease-related research meets  

the intent of the Brody Fellowship and the Applicants are collaborating with faculty in one of the  

Host Institutions’ Schools of Medicine.  Such Applicants would have joint Mentorship of  

their research projects. 


  1.  The Brody Fellowship will provide up to two (2) consecutive years of financial support only; there  

will be no consideration of a proposed third year of funding. 


  1.  Applicants must hold an MD degree and/or be in the final stages of completing a

PhD (PhD Applicants must have obtained their degrees by the date the Award 



  1. PhD Applicants already possessing their degrees must be in their first or second

year of postdoctoral training on the date of the submission of the Application. 


  1. Applicants holding an MD or combined MD/PhD degree must have completed an

accredited residency program and be in their first year of advanced (subspecialty, 

fellowship) training. 


  1. Applicants must apply for the Fellowship under the guidance of a Mentor qualified to

oversee the proposed research. 


  1. Applicants must be US citizens, have permanent resident status, or be able to

demonstrate clearly their eligibility to stay in the United States legally for the 

duration of the proposed Fellowship research. 


  1. Multiple applications will be considered from the same laboratory, but only one Brody

Fellow at a time will be funded per laboratory. However, more than one Brody 

Fellowship may be awarded in any particular year to postdoctoral fellows from one 



  1. Each potential Host Institution (Drexel University College of Medicine, Temple

University School of Medicine or the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) 

may nominate up to ten (10) Brody Fellowship Applicants per year. 


  1. All applicants must notify The College of Physicians promptly if they have accepted any other positions or funding opportunities that would preclude their acceptance of a Brody Fellowship Award.  In such cases, the information will be confirmed with the applicants, mentors, and institutional point persons, the designated Applications will be withdrawn, and the Selection Committee will be informed of the change in Application status.   



NOTE:  DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION TO BPP IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020 AT 12 NOON. The ten nominees will be notified of their selection no later than Tuesday, October 20, 2020. 


If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Ms. Mary Anne Timmins at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

T32 Postdoc Funding Opportunity in Genomic Medicine

Due to the current situation, we have extended the deadline for applications for the NIH T32-funded Postdoctoral Training Program in Genomic Medicine. The training grant is open to both MD fellows and PhD post-doctoral trainees and provides 2 years of funding for trainees to complete coursework and mentored research in genomic medicine. Trainees should expect to take a course per semester covering such topics as biomedical informatics, statistics, scientific writing, experimental genomics, and the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics.


Application requirements

Applicants should submit their CV, a one-page description of the career goals that includes a description of how training in genomic medicine will further their career goals, 2 letters of support, and a 2 page description of the proposed research to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Application deadline

All materials must be received by August 1, 2020.


Applicant qualifications

All applicants must be USA citizens or permanent residents.

Post-doctoral applicants must have a PhD, MD, or VMD degree (or equivalent), or a combined MD PhD or VMD PhD degree.


Payback requirements

Appointed post-doctoral trainees and fellows are required to engage in 2 years of research, teaching, or health-related activities. Please see


More information is available online at, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The October Featured CHOP Research Trainee is Abolfazl Doostparast, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow.

Recently, Abolfazl's research identifying a gene that acts as a master regulator of schizophrenia during early human brain development was published! To learn more about this incredible discovery, click HERE.