Postdoctoral Fellowships and Jobs
"[S]upports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers
around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology or general immunology"
"LSRF awards fellowships across the spectrum of the life sciences: biochemistry; cell,
developmental, molecular, plant, structural, organismic population and evolutionary
biology; endocrinology; immunology; microbiology; neurobiology; physiology;
virology.... Three-year fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis to graduates of
medical and graduate schools in the biological sciences holding M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M. or
D.D.S. degrees. Awards will be based solely on the quality of the individual applicant's
previous accomplishments, and on the merit of the proposal for postdoctoral research."
"This initiative will develop and implement a new Pathway to Independence Award Program (PI)
designed to facilitate receiving an R01 award earlier in an investigator’s research
career. The primary, long-term goal of the PI Award Program is to increase and maintain a
strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported independent investigators."
"The Institute's multidisciplinary research program is devoted to the study of complex systems, especially complex adaptive systems. Topics currently under study include nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation; measures of complexity; learning algorithms; agent-based modeling and simulation tools; evolutionary biology; models of the immune system, cellular regulation, and other biological systems; models of economic, political and social interactions, and others. Postdoctoral Fellows work either on existing research projects or on projects of their own choosing."
The Harvard University Center for the Environment will award eight two-year post-doc research fellowships to start Sept. 2006 to oustanding scholars in any field related to the environment. Each Environmental Fellow will work with a host faculty member in his or her department. The fellowship will provide a generous salary and benefits. Applications are due Jan. 15, 2006; details are posted at environment.harvard.edu.
"For U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are training at the postdoctoral level in the
National Cancer Institute"
Postdoctoral IRTA Fellowships provide the opportunity for recent doctoral degree
recipients to enhance their research skills in the resource-rich National Institutes of
Health (NIH) environment.... Trainees pursue both basic and clinical research free from the
demands of obtaining grants and teaching, although opportunities to do both are available.
For U.S. citizens and permanent residents with less than five years of relevant research
experience since receipt of the doctorate degree.
Postdoctoral opportunities at the National Institute on Aging
Early career award for young mathematicians.
"The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation established to advance the medical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities. Its emphasis
is on the career development of outstanding scientists and on advancing areas in the basic medical sciences that are underfunded or that have a shortage of qualified researchers." The fund has a number of fellowships for postdoctoral work and for early career scientists.
One and two-year program. Congressional internships, fellowships in global stewardship, diplomacy, risk-assessment, technology policy, defense policy, and environmental policy.
Current postdoctoral opportunities at the NIH
The goals of the program are "(1) to provide doctoral scientists and engineers of unusual promise and ability opportunities for research on problems, largely of their own choice, that are compatible with the research interests of the sponsoring laboratories; and (2) to contribute to the overall research efforts of these laboratories and to the national scientific and technological welfare of the United States."
"For outstanding investigators of any nationality who have held their doctoral degree for
less than five years."
ASEE has several postdoctoral fellowships through the Office of Naval Research and the Army Research Laboratories as well as Sabbatical programs.
Compiled by the UCSF Biochemistry & Biophysics Department. One of the most comprehensive listings of postdoctoral fellowships online.
Some institutions use NRSA stipend levels as the benchmark against which they set postdoc
salaries. Here are the numbers for 2006.
Figure out which (if any) of the NIH Career Awards are appropriate for you.
A 2 or 3-year postdoc for research in the mathematical sciences.
A big list of sources of fellowships assembled by UC Berkeley.
Universities Space Research Associations Division of Space Life Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of the Bioastronautics and Fundamental Space Biology (BFSB) Postdoctoral Research Program. The BFSB Program is designed to provide advanced training and practical research experience to investigators early in their professional research careers and is open to United States citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) who have held a doctorate degree for less than five years. Through a national competition, outstanding new Life Sciences researchers will be selected for 2 year mentored appointments affording them the opportunity to engage in experimental activities in a variety of laboratory and clinically related disciplines at NASAs Johnson Space Center, Ames Research Center, or Kennedy Space Center.
A usenet group (in web format courtesy of DejaNews) with lots of listings of postdoctoral positions.
Work in the U.S. Congress or in the ACS Office of Legislative and Government Affairs using your scientific and technical expertise. Gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government and contribute to decision-making.
A listing of current openings at United States Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National
Laboratory for postdoctoral and postmaster's researchers.
"The University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was
established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue
academic careers at the University of California. The current President's Postdoctoral
Fellowship Program is open to all qualified candidates who are committed to university
careers in research, teaching, and service that will enhance the diversity of the academic
community at the University of California."
An overview of several European postdoctoral fellowships for women returning to the scientific workforce after time off to raise a family.
"For outstanding investigators of any nationality who have held their doctoral degree for
less than five years and who wish to pursue a two-year co-mentored fellowship in both an NIH and
a NIST laboratory."
"For foreign national doctoral-level scientists within five years of obtaining their
"Research projects specifically focused on women's health issues"
The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (USARL) is
designed to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained
scientists and engineers from academia and industry in scientific and technical areas of
interest and relevance to the Army. Scientists and engineers at the USARL help shape and
execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will
support Army Forces in meeting future operational needs by pursuing scientific research and
technological developments in such diverse fields as : applied mathematics, atmospheric
characterization, simulation and human modeling, digital/optical signal processing,
nanotechnology, material science and technology, multifunctional technology,
combustion processes, propulsion and flight physics, communication and networking, and
computational and information science.
"Making the successful transition to independence has been a recurring theme for postdocs,
especially in the biomedical sciences. Postdocs looking to make the transition to
independence will be interested to learn more about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) K
Awards. These awards are designed specifically for postdocs and early career scientists who
may be new to the grant writing process."
Find out who at the National Institutes of Health is doing research in your area. Useful for
finding a postdoc advisor.
UNU/IAS is an inhouse community of scholars mandated to research issues located at the intersection between societal and natural systems. Our programmatic structure is multidisciplinary and dynamic, and aimed at locating creative solutions to pressing global problems that arise at this intersection. Five fellowships are offered each year to promising postdoctoral candidates. The programme aims to provide young scholars at the postdoctoral level, particularly from developing countries, with an opportunity to experience the unique international academic environment of UNU/IAS, as well as providing an opportunity for young scholars from developing countries to interact with the Japanese academic community and, in doing so, provide a conduit between the host country and developing country academia and also the host country and the UN system.
This website provides current job listings of post-docs, faculty jobs and other full-time jobs.
"The Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow Program of the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical
Research (NIBR) provides talented scientists with a unique opportunity to perform high
quality science in an environment with the resources of a large pharmaceutical companyat one
of our global sites in Basel, Switzerland; Cambridge, USA; Horsham, UK; or Vienna, Austria.
Each year, innovative scientists from academia are selected to become fellows and
collaborate with leading pharmaceutical discovery scientists pursuing
multidisciplinary research projects."
"The NIH Office of Technology Transfer has postdoctoral fellowship opportunities
available under the Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) authority to qualified
candidates in the field of technology transfer. Technology Transfer Research Training
Awards (TTRTA) enable candidates to combine their biomedical, behavioral, or related
science background with training and experience in the technology transfer field. The
Office of Technology Transfer is responsible for patenting and licensing technologies
resulting from basic research to effect their commercialization by business and industry.
Fellows will work with OTT patenting and licensing staff and OTT policy staff, NIH scientists
and outside industrial or academic collaborators in pursuit of these goals. Fellows will
spend 20% of their training time in an assigned NIH laboratory, and 80% at OTT."
The Beyond Traditional Borders Initiative is creating a new interdisciplinary curriculum
to train undergraduate students in the development and implementation of appropriate
technologies that address global health challenges. We are looking for postdoctoral
fellows who want to enhance their teaching skills and prepare for future positions on
faculty. * Experience extended, mentored teaching * Learn how to teach an inquiry based,
integrated curriculum in global health * Participate in a semester long teaching practicum
where you will observe best practices of inquiry based teaching, develop inquiry based
materials, and learn strategies to assess student learning * Positions open to
post-doctoral research associates in biotechnology and bioengineering, humanities,
social science, and policy studies Interested candidates, for more information please
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FindAPost-Doc.com is a new site exclusively dedicated to advertising Post-Doctoral positions.
Popular Science, November 2004. "Monitoring dumps, extracting worms, lobbying politicians: science's ugly side." #12: Congressional Science Fellow. Look out, AAAS fellows!