Postdoctoral Training

CEMB supports and trains postdoctoral fellows, who have full access to the breadth of CEMB resources. CEMB post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to audit courses to broaden their scientific knowledge (i.e. in the biological sciences for physical scientists and engineers, and vice versa) and to participate in CEMB’s core course, “Principles of Mechanobiology.” CEMB post-doctoral fellows gain teaching and mentoring experience, including employment as teaching fellows in Boot Camp I and supervisory roles for REU students. CEMB Post-doctoral fellows have access to CEMB’s innovation training and knowledge transfers, and to opportunities for short “sabbaticals” in other CEMB labs to new techniques and approaches.

If you are interested in pursuing a postdoc with the CEMB, contact the faculty of interest directly, and consider applying for an institutional postdoctoral fellowship:

The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity is a competitive program with a goal of increasing the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research at both the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

PennPORT Program

The NIH sponsored (IRACDA) PennPORT program combines a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience at the University of Pennsylvania with a mentored teaching experience at a partnering institution. The Program is designed to provide an opportunity for postdoctoral appointees to develop their teaching skills. Postdocs will also be able to take advantage of the many research and career success skills training programs provided by Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP).

The Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP) offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

The program seeks applicants who have the potential to bring to their academic and research careers critical perspectives that based on their educational background or their understanding of the experiences of members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education in the United States.

The UPLIFT Program at UCLA supports postdoctoral scholars in the biological sciences who have a demonstrated interest in teaching, research, mentoring, and supporting diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. UPLIFT combines a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to develop academic skills, including teaching, with pedagogical training provided through CEILS workshops and CIRTL courses, as well as faculty mentored teaching assignments at our partner institution, California State University Los Angeles (CSULA).  The program is sponsored through Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA), supported by the division of NIGMS at NIH.

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