Research & Job Opportunities

Research and Job Opportunities


NIH Loan Repayment Program

The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress and designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The escalating costs of advanced education and training in medicine and clinical specialties are forcing some scientists to abandon their research careers for higher-paying private industry or private practice careers. The LRPs counteract that financial pressure by repaying up to $35,000 annually of a researcher's qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. Since tomorrow's medical breakthroughs will be made by investigators starting in their research careers today, the LRPs represent an important investment by NIH in the future of health discovery and the wellbeing of the Nation.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) Application Cycle Opened on Saturday, September 1st

Have you thought about applying for an NIH LRP award? Do you know someone that should?

Awardees can receive up to $70,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract. Help us share this valuable information with your colleagues!

The LRP application cycle closes on November 15th. Go to to learn more about eligibility requirements, application dates, and many benefits of the program!

Get Ready for the New Application Cycle!

  • Obtain your NIH Commons ID and make sure your password is up to date
  • Check out our revised LRP Application Guide to learn about application components
  • Reach out to an NIH LRP Program Officer to discuss your research
  • Contact your Institutional Business Official (IBO) at your institution
  • Contact an LRP Ambassador
  • Same deadline for application and colleague/institutional documentation - November 15, 2018


Call : (866) 849-4047 Email : Website :

Posted: 20181016

Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunities

Fostering the growth of a globally competitive and diverse research workforce and advancing the scientific and innovation skills of the Nation is a strategic objective of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The… more » Nation's global competitiveness depends critically on the readiness of the Nation's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce and NSF seeks to continue to invest in programs that directly advance this workforce. As part of this effort, a supplemental funding opportunity is available in fiscal years FY 2019 and FY 2020 to provide support for non-academic research internships for graduate students to support career opportunities in any sector of the U.S. economy. NSF currently invests in a number of graduate student preparedness activities and has historically encouraged principal investigators (PIs) to include such activities in research proposals to NSF. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) describes new funding opportunities at NSF to ensure graduate students are well prepared for the 21st-century STEM workforce.

NSF will consider supplemental funding requests that enable PIs to request up to six months of additional support for graduate students with the following goals:

  • To provide graduate students with the opportunity to augment their research assistantships with non-academic research internship activities and training opportunities that will complement their academic research training;
  • To allow graduate students to pursue new activities aimed at acquiring professional development experience that will enhance their preparation for multiple career pathways after graduation; and
  • To encourage the participation of graduate students from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise: women, persons with disabilities, African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, veterans, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

The PI of an active NSF award may request supplemental funding for one or more graduate students to gain knowledge, skills and experiences that will augment their preparation for a successful long-term career through an internship in a non-academic setting, including the following:

  • For-profit industry laboratories or industry research and development groups;
  • Start-up businesses, such as (but not limited to) those funded through the NSF's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program;
  • Government agencies (all levels) and National Laboratories;
  • Policy think-tanks; and
  • Non-profit organizations


To be eligible, graduate students must have completed at least one academic year in their graduate programs (master's or doctoral) and be making satisfactory progress towards the completion of their degrees.

This opportunity is open to PIs who are supporting graduate students through any active NSF award, except in the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA). Please see below for the participating divisions or programs within these organizations and any special conditions for the supplemental funding requests.

Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
Participating Divisions or Programs: Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC)
Special Conditions: Only doctoral candidates may apply. Internships will involve multi-disciplinary activities that pursue development of innovative cyberinfrastructure approaches specific to advancing science and engineering research.

Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Participating Divisions or Programs: All Divisions
Special Conditions: Only doctoral candidates may apply through the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST).

Office of Integrative Activities (OIA)
Participating Divisions or Programs: Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)
PIs of EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) awards are not eligible to apply.
Special Conditions: Supplement requests are encouraged from any NSF-funded PIs located in EPSCoR-eligible jurisdictions. Requests should be submitted to the original funding directorate for potential support through the EPSCoR program.

Posted: 20181016


Faculty members are seeking graduate students for rotation and lab positions.

Mentor Research Inventory


Postdoctoral Position in the Laboratory of Dr. Laura Gonzalez Bosc in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC) 

Dr. Laura Gonzalez Bosc’s laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to perform research related to self-antigens and inflammation in hypoxic pulmonary hypertension. The position will initially be for one year funded by a NIH High-priority R56 grant with the potential for extending it up to four more years.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Designing and conducting immunoassays, measuring hemodynamic parameters in animal models, Elispot or FluorSpot, cell culture, cell isolation/purification, flow cytometry and image flow, single-cell sequencing, data analysis
  • Development and execution of original research projects and contribution to ongoing clinical collaborative projects
  • Preparation of research manuscripts (original manuscripts with research data or reviews) and research reports related to your projects
  • Preparation and submission of abstracts and participation in conferences in the area of biological sciences (one conference per year will be covered by your supervisor)
  • Participating in the preparation and submission of research and fellowship grant applications.
  • Work with and mentor other lab personnel in project implementation, data collection and analyses, writing manuscripts and grant applications.

Please send CV and contact information of three references to Dr. Laura Gonzalez Bosc at UNM is an equal opportunity employer. 

Posted 20201108

Cardiovasology Training Program
The Cardiovasology Training Program at Mayo Clinic addresses national needs in developing, diversifying and sustaining the next-generation workforce in cardiovascular science and medicine, from which new leaders in this multidisciplinary field will emerge.

Heart failure is the central theme, informed by morbidity and mortality trends. The program aims to arm trainees with the know-how and readiness needed to apply scientific advances to combat heart disease.
Evolution in biosciences mandates learning strategies that integrate advances in biology and the data-rich flow of information to develop innovative solutions in health care. The Cardiovasology Training Program builds on Mayo Clinic's legacy of excellence, with objectives, training design, mentoring plans, an expert faculty, and research projects to equip trainees with the competencies to drive the future of biomedical research and guide best practices for the betterment of human health.

Trainees engage in faculty-directed programs and acquire new skills that will differentiate them for long-term careers in cardiovascular science and medicine, equipped with next-generation biomedical know-how and entrepreneurial acumen. Training opportunities span four tracks:
  • Discovery sciences
  • Translational sciences
  • Clinical sciences
  • Population and outcomes sciences
Click THIS LINK for more information
Posted 20201205

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Molecular Neurobiology of Neural Repair Mechanisms at University of South Carolina
This position will be in the Lab of Jeff Twiss. The successful applicant will join a highly collaborative research group that focuses on axon intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that facilitate regeneration in the peripheral and central nervous systems (J Cell Sci 130, 3650; Nat Commun 22, 3358; Molec Cell Proteomics 17, 2091; J Cell Biol 218, 1871; PK Sahoo et al. Curr Biol in press).  Our research group is interested in the biology of the axon that underlies neuronal growth, function, and regeneration, particularly on how axonal mRNA transport, translation and stability contribute to axon growth and signaling mechanisms underlie these.  Experiments will use a combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches with cellular, molecular and biochemical methods.  A Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Biology or closely related field is required.  Experience in neurobiology or RNA biology is preferred, particularly previous work in neural or glial responses to injury or environmental cues using with primary neuronal or glial cultures or in vivo models.

Applications along with CV and names of three references should  be submitted online at THIS LINK HERE.  For questions or further information please contact Jeff Twiss directly by email (

Posted 20210109

STEM Boomerang - Molecular Biology Positions Available
VA Lab at the BRINM – Lab Manager: Mol. Bio
  • PhD-level
  • Wet lab, animal studies, microscopy
  • Works well in teams, willing to lead a team
  • Bacteriology and gut microbiome a plus
  • Compensation by experience
Armonica Technologies – Senior Scientist: Biochem/Mol. Bio
  • PhD-level or MS with 3+ yrs of experience 
  • Wet lab experience in basic biomedical studies
  • Microscopy and DNA prep preferred
  • Citizenship requirements
  • 65k-85K + benefits
No need to apply through the company website, we will send your resume to the hiring manager (top of the pile!). But.. we do need to know if you are interested: Email us at
Posted 20210116

Science Careers from the Journal Science (AAAS)


This site is regularly updated a variety of information and opportunities:

Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities


Currently, we have 182 different postdoc opportunities across a range of STEM disciplines, funded by NSF, NASA, NIH, and university and research labs across the country.   You can find them, along with some tips on applying, interviewing, and negotiating a postdoc position, here:

Our advanced search page is also a useful tool for narrowing down the selection of positions:

Students may also follow us on social media to stay abreast of new opportunities:


Liv Detrick, Deputy Director
The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first-generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Posted: 20180504

Faculty Positions

Positions are open until filled unless otherwise noted. If a position is not listed here, it has been closed to additional applications.

Career-Track Faculty Position at the University of Arizona Department of Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Arizona invites applications for a Career-Track Faculty position starting as early January 2021. This career-track appointment is not eligible for tenure. Applicants holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and showing significant commitment to excellence in teaching are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to teach 5 to 7 course hours per semester in the undergraduate Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NSCS) and contribute to efforts to recruit and retain at-risk students. This is a 9-month academic-year appointment, August to May.

The interdisciplinary NSCS program combines rigorous coursework with individualized research opportunities. Students in NSCS develop competence in the molecular, developmental, structural, functional, evolutionary, computational, systems, and medical aspects of the nervous system as well as the organization of the brain and its relation to physiological and cognitive processes.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Click this link for more information and to apply

Posted 20201108

Postdoctoral and Early Career Opportunities

Description: has 167 different postdoc and early career opportunities posted on the site, including postdoctoral fellowships, grants, travel awards, mentoring opportunities, and more.

Browse the full list of opportunities here:

Or use our advanced search page to narrow your results:


Liv Detrick, Deputy Director
The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first-generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


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