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(04/01/24) Postdoctoral Research Fellows - Cell and molecular biology - Boston, MA

Postdoctoral positions are available at the newly established Karnoub laboratory at the Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Research Center - West Roxbury Campus.  The Karnoub VA laboratory adopts a multidisciplinary approach encompassing cell and molecular biology, genetics, immunology, and animal modeling techniques to investigate fundamental regulators of breast cancer initiation and progression with special emphasis on development of therapeutics aimed at curing metastatic disease.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with a strong background in cell and molecular biology.  Competitive candidates will have demonstrated expertise and a proven track record of publications in Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related topics.  Knowledge in mouse handling and surgery is desirable. Strong motivation, independence, and sense of teamwork are essential, along with excellent interpersonal skills for effective interactions with a dynamic group of colleagues.

These positions offer excellent benefits, including a choice of health and dental/vision insurance options, a competitive VA retirement plan, disability and life insurance coverage, competitive compensation, pre-tax spending accounts, subsidized public transportation, and free parking.  The academic affiliation of these positions will be Harvard Medical School. 

Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare System is host to the largest research program in the Veterans Health Administration and is home to 10 national centers of excellence, including the Million Veteran Program and the VA Biorepository Brain Bank, and two divisions of the National Center for PTSD: the Behavioral Science Division and Women’s Health Sciences Division. We conduct research to advance knowledge, develop VA scientists and health care leaders, and create innovations that support health care for Veterans and the nation. The VA Boston Healthcare System is a member of the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals and is recognized as one of the largest contributors of research to its portfolio. Boston VA Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Hires must hold US Citizenship and meet US Government employment requirements.

Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter (including a synopsis of research accomplishments and future interests), Curriculum Vitae, and provide names/contacts for 3 references to the attention of Dr. Antoine E. Karnoub, Ph.D. at or at


(02/07/24) VA Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics - Indianapolis, IN

The goal of the Indianapolis VA Medical Informatics fellowship training program is to prepare graduates for careers in medical informatics, with particular research skills in health information exchange, health care analytics, human-computer interaction, and patient-physician communication. The 2-year program provides opportunities using VA’s internationally recognized medical informatics infrastructure and our research faculty and campus partners to provide outstanding training opportunities and to contribute to the academic pursuit of medical informatics research, improvement of health care delivery, and VA HSR&D recruitment and retention of promising informatics investigators.

Eligible candidates must have: 1) US citizenship, 2) Demonstrate a potential for medical informatics research, 3) Completed accredited residency (ACGME or AOA) or completed an accredited doctoral degree in clinical discipline or computer science, medical informatics, decision science, economics, behavioral research or related fields

Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing their research interests, fellowship goals and career goals, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled.  For more information, contact or visit Fellowship Medical Informatics - HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC) (



(01/03/24) Data Science Fellowship - Location TBD

The Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP) is a two-year fellowship offered through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) that uses data science to advance cancer research and patient care. Competitively selected postdoctoral fellows are placed in four VA medical centers across the country to work with clinicians and interdisciplinary researchers to address important patient-centered health challenges. Fellows have unique opportunity to unitlize the extensive VA health data infrastructure while gaining valuable exposure to the clinical environment.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. See for details.


(11/06/23) Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics - Salt Lake City, UT

The Informatics, Decision-Enhancement and Analytic Sciences (IDEAS) Center at the Salt Lake Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center is recruiting candidates for its Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics. The interprofessional post-graduate 2-year program under the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) is paid (with benefits) and full-time.

Program Description
The mission of Advanced Fellowship in Medical Informatics is to develop experts in healthcare informatics use, dissemination, education, and research. As there is no formal local curriculum for the fellowship, the schedule and learning environment is tailored for each fellow. In general, fellows participate in research conferences and work on short-term and long-term informatics projects under the guidance of a mentor. An individualized development plan (IDP) is used to assess current skills and strengths, career goals, research and career skill training goals, and research productivity goals. As the Salt Lake City VA is home to the four other OAA fellowships, there will be opportunities for cross-program activities and networking.

Application Details
Clinical (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, physical therapists, social workers) and non-clinical associated health professionals (e.g., epidemiologists, data scientists, population health scientists) with doctoral degrees or nearing the end of their doctoral training are eligible to apply. US citizenship is required. Application process requires a CV and cover letter that includes research interests and fellowship and career goals. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For a full list of eligibility requirements or more information about the program, please contact See fellowship brochure.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


(11/04/23) Women’s Health Fellowship - Pittsburgh, PA

Overview: The Women’s Health Fellowship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is recruiting candidates for a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship program. The goal of the program is to cultivate women’s health researchers to develop careers that will contribute to the VA’s core mission of delivering high quality, equitable care to women Veterans.

Program Description: This interdisciplinary program trains associated health professionals for academic research careers focused on women’s health. Individualized, mentored research and clinical training (if appropriate) is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes research best practices, study design, statistical analysis, and grant preparation. Fellows receive a stipend, health insurance, and limited support for training and research activities. There are no teaching, service, or payback requirements.

Qualifications: To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must be US citizens. Clinical (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers) and non-clinical associated health professionals (e.g., anthropologists, sociologists, health economists) with doctoral degrees (or nearing the end of their doctoral training) are eligible to apply. Candidates who are people of color or from other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:  Interested candidates who meet the eligibility requirements should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to The cover letter should specify the reasons for your interest in this particular fellowship training program, a brief overview of your previous clinical and/or research experiences, and how you see this program promoting your professional and career goals. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly from the letter writers. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is an equal opportunity employer.


(10/04/23) Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship in Interprofessional Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research for Associated Health Professionals - Washington, DC

Overview: The Interprofessional Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research (P/TBI) Fellowship at the Washington DC VA Medical Center (DC VAMC) is recruiting associated health professionals for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship program. The P/TBI Fellowship at the DC VAMC reflects the high VA priority to address the complex rehabilitation of injured active duty service members. The primary goal of this fellowship program is to develop clinician-investigators with the appropriate research skills and clinical expertise to advance P/TBI rehabilitation who may assume positions of leadership across the country in the service of Veterans with polytrauma.

Program Description: This interdisciplinary program aims to train associated health professionals for an academic research career with a focus on the rehabilitation of Veterans with polytrauma and/or acquired brain injury. These aims will be achieved by providing: 1) structured career development training, 2) formal clinical and research mentorship, 3) access to the equipment, human capital, and other resources associated with a strong clinical research environment, 4) a comprehensive, individualized fellowship training curriculum, and 5) protected research time in close collaboration with a P/TBI investigator. Fellowship candidates with professional licensure will allocate 25% of their time to participate in clinical rotations within the PM&R Service. Additional program guidance is provided by the P/TBI Fellowship Directors and Advisory Board, and peer-to-peer interaction is facilitated through the Fellows’ Forum seminar series. Fellows will receive a salary, health benefits, and an annual research stipend.

How to Apply: Interested associated health professionals who meet the eligibility requirements should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Michael Harris-Love, DSc ( The cover letter should specify the reasons for your interest in the fellowship program, a brief overview of your previous clinical and research experiences, a succinct statement of your research interest, and how the fellowship program may aid your professional and career goals. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis. Associated health professional fellows must be U.S. citizens.


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