Prospective Postdoctoral Trainees

Our NIEHS T32 training grant supports three postdoctoral trainees per year. Initial appointments are for 1 year with the possibility of renewal for a second year, depending on satisfactory progress and mentor participation.

Applications for trainee positions are submitted jointly by the mentor and the postdoc candidate. Prospective postdocs must first identify the faculty member which whom they wish to work and come to a mutual agreement to pursue this option. This faculty member must be in the approved list of T32 trainers.

Application Process

Postdoctoral openings occur about once a year. The next deadline for applications is February 29, 2016.

The following application materials should be submitted electronically to :

1. Complete Curriculum Vitae including publications.
2. Written by the postdoc applicant: a brief description of the proposed research project and how it is relevant to the mission of the NIEHS (see NIEHS TG Guidelines).
3. Also written by the postdoc applicant: statement of career plans after training grant funding ends.
4. Letter of Recommendation from the proposed mentor including preferred start date.
5. Doctoral Transcript (Graduate, Medical, or Veterinary School). (Copies acceptable.)
6. Letter of recommendation from doctoral advisor (and current postdoctoral advisor, if relevant).
7. A statement by the mentor describing his/her proposed participation in the upcoming year. In order to qualify to have a trainee supported by this training grant, faculty members are required to attend their trainee’s seminar presentation in the METC weekly seminar series. In addition, faculty trainers are expected to contribute at least 8 hours per year to the Molecular & Environmental Toxicology program. This service can be fulfilled in several ways:
– Teaching lecture hours in one of the METC core courses (625, 626, 631, 634, or 699).
– Lecture hours in OB-Gyn 955, the new Responsible Conduct of Research Course run jointly by ERP, METC and MCP.
– Teaching hours in the tutorial sessions for our Summer Research for Undergraduates Program.
– Teaching hours in METC Professional Development activities.
– Attendance at METC weekly seminars (at least 8 per year).

– The applicant should have less than three years of postdoctoral research experience (clinical experience is not included in this limit.) Preference will be given to candidates with degrees from other universities.
Proof of US citizenship or permanent resident status will be needed before the appointment can be finalized.
– Postdoctoral trainees are required to submit a fellowship application (NIH NRSA or similar) within their first year on the training grant.