Postdoctoral Fellows in Molecular & Environmental Toxicology

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.

Stipend levels are based upon years of experiences and determined by NIH. The rates for FY18 are listed here.

Application Process
Applications to be a postdoctoral trainee are due May 1 for a September 1 start or October 1 for a January 1 start. If your mentor wishes to have a different time consideration, please contact

The following application materials should be submitted electronically to

1. Complete Curriculum Vitae including publications.
2. A brief description of the proposed research project and how it is relevant to the mission of the NIEHS (see NIEHS TG Guidelines).
3. A statement of career plans after training grant funding ends.
4. Doctoral Transcript (Graduate, Medical, or Veterinary School). (Copies acceptable.)
5. Letter of Recommendation from the proposed mentor including preferred start date.
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.

– The applicants 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.

For more help on the NIH fellowship application process, click here.