What is ASPIRE?
Academic Success via Postdoctoral Independence in Research and Education (ASPIRE) is an NIH-sponsored Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) postdoctoral fellowship.
ASPIRE is a specialized program focused on translational research, bringing together technological innovations and biomedical science to address major health problems in the United States and around the world. The research program is designed to train the future generation of biomedical scientists and engineers, who bridge the disciplines of biology, medicine, and engineering.
The program draws on expertise from faculty and mentors from the three partnering institutions in Baltimore City: Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and Coppin State University.
Application Due Date: April 15, 2019
Expected Start Date: August 1, 2019
The applicant must have received a PhD or MD/PhD in engineering, computer science, biophysics, chemistry, molecular/cellular physiology, neuroscience, genetics or related fields within the past 2 years. An MD degree may also qualify, provided that the applicant has a previous degree in engineering. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. He/she must have an interest in educating underrepresented minorities. Underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants will need to submit a CV, personal statements that describes their career goals and past and future interest in research and teaching, graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation (preferably one from PhD advisor), and name of a third reference. Applicants will be asked to describe their research area of interest, and names of up to 3 JHU engineering core faculty they would like to work with. If interest is expressed by the faculty member and a clinical collaborator, a Skype interview will be scheduled to discuss potential research projects. Upon acceptance and arrival, applicants will begin work directly in the sponsoring lab(s).
For more information, visit this URL: https://iracda.jhu.edu/apply/