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ASPIRE IRACDA provides a non-traditional postdoctoral training experience to prepare scholars for a career in academia:

  • 3 year post-doctoral appointment with full benefits and travel and discretionary money.
  • Mentored research experience in biomedical engineering research at JHU.
  • Mentored teaching experience at a local HBCU that serves underrepresented populations: Morgan State University or Coppin State University.
  • Uniquely suited to scientists who want to become effective teachers as well as researchers.
  • Fosters collaboration between our three institutions.
  • Professional development, including preparing for positions in the professoriate.
  • Membership in the national IRACDA community with sponsored travel to annual meetings.

ASPIRE makes research scholars into great teachers and encourages undergraduate interest and improves graduation rates in STEM at our two partner HBCUs: Morgan State and Coppin State University. Potential applicants should have a strong interest in a faculty career, want to pursue research that falls within the mission of the NIGMS, and be no more than 2 years post-degree conferral. Women and individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, as well as individuals with disabilities, are also strongly encouraged to apply.

All full-time JHU Whiting School of Engineering and JHU BME School of Medicine faculty are eligible to serve as research mentor. Please apply via the link on the ASPIRE website.

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