Research Faculty Program

Obtaining tenure-track jobs and funding is competitive. To combat this, the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology has developed a program to help talented postdoctoral fellows like you.

As a research faculty member, you can build your publication, teaching and funding portfolio. Positions are filled through careful consideration of fellows’ scientific records, a public seminar and an interview with the chair and other faculty in the department.

Individuals appointed to this position will become fully functional faculty members of the department with appropriate faculty privileges and responsibilities.

Past Graduates

  • Santosh Chauhan, PhD – Faculty at the Institute of Life Sciences in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India
  • Ebenezer Tumban, PhD – Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Tech University
  • Michael Mandell, PhD – Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the UNM School of Medicine
  • Eliseo Castillo, PhD – Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UNM School of Medicine
  • Kathryn Frietze, PhD – Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the UNM School of Medicine