ASPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship Position - Department of Biomedical Engineering

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 28, 2020

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.


Postdoctoral position is for three years, with an optional fourth year. Start date after May 31, 2023 . Approximately 75% effort will be in the research lab, and 25% will involve teaching-related training and activities. Scholar will be co-mentored by a core engineering faculty member and a partnering clinician. Research areas include Biomedical Imaging Sciences, Regenerative and Immune Engineering, Genome and Epigenome Engineering, Molecular and Cellular Systems Biology, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment, Computational Medicine, Cancer Engineering, and Systems Neuroscience and Neuroengineering. For their training in instructional approaches and their teaching internships, fellows will be guided and mentored by experienced STEM faculty from Morgan State and Coppin State University, two Historically Black Universities (HBCUs) in Baltimore City.


Must have a background or interest in biomedical engineering and their applications and have received a PhD or MD/PhD in engineering, computer science, biophysics, chemistry, molecular/cellular physiology, neuroscience or genetics within the past two years. MD degree may also qualify if having a previous degree in engineering. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and commit full-time effort to the program for three years. Successful applicant must have an expressed interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Applicants should be able to explain how training in teaching and mentoring undergraduates will enhance their future career success. Underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

The following documents must be uploaded to the Interfolio application site no later than March 1, 2023 . Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.

(1) Current CV. Include brief description of PhD thesis, publication list, and any teaching experience.

(2) Personal statement describing your career goals and why this program is right for you (600 word max).

(3) Research statement summarizing past and current research experiences, future research areas of interest, and up to 3 engineering core faculty of interest (600 word max). It is highly recommended that you have already contacted those faculty.

(4) Teaching statement summarizing previous teaching and mentoring experiences that generated your interest in this training opportunity (600 word max).

(5) Graduate school transcript

(6) Optional: copies of publications.

The following information must also be supplied no later than Marcy 1, 2023 deadline:

(1) Confidential letters of recommendation/evaluation from two persons familiar with your work, preferably one of whom is your PhD advisor.

(2) Name and contact information of one more reference who may be contacted by phone or email.

For further information, refer to the program website ( For detailed questions, contact

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