Postdoctoral Training in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Postdoctoral Training

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology considers postdoctoral training to be one of its core missions.  We host individuals from throughout the world who come with either a MD, a PhD or both.  Although most arrange for fellowship support from outside agencies, we do have a NIH Training Grant in "Host-Pathogen Interaction" which supports a small number of individuals each year.  These latter positions are limited to US citizens and US permanent residents (resident aliens or Green-Card holders) and we especially welcome applications from under-represented minorities.

In addition to the outstanding, highly collaborative research environment, postdoctoral scholars receive advanced trainings as managers since virtually all will end up in positions of significant responsibility, be it in academia, industry or the government sector.  Many trainings and career development courses are provided such as Preparing for Faculty Careers. There is also the Grant Writing Academy with the mission of creating inclusive learning communities and accessible resources for emerging scientists and faculty. Postdoctoral scholars can also take advantage of the mentoring course co-sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI. They include “Taking a Scientific Approach to Teaching Science”, “Getting Funding and How to Write a Grant”, “Understanding Technology Transfers”, “Obtaining and Negotiating a Faculty Position”, “Getting Published”, “Starting Up Your Lab”, “Negotiation Skills”, and “Mentoring for Academic Science and Beyond”.  

Persons interested in postdoctoral positions should contact the faculty member whose work most closely matches their own interests. There is no formal date for applications which are considered on their individual merits upon receipt. 

Current Postdoc Resources