Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education (SPIRE)

Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education (SPIRE)

Applications due: February 1, 2017


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and collaborating minority serving institutions in the state of North Carolina are seeking outstanding candidates for a unique NIH-supported postdoctoral training fellowship (IRACDA/NIGMS program).  Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education (SPIRE) is designed for scientists interested in academic careers that emphasize both research and teaching.  These multi-year fellowships will enable the postdocs to pursue independent, original research in one of over 100 UNC-CH laboratories representing diverse disciplines aligned with the mission on the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and training in science education, instructional technology-supported learning, and professional skills.


The scholars receive mentored, practical classroom experience by training at our partner institutions and designing and teaching undergraduate courses.  In addition, SPIRE’s collaborations enable scholars to contribute to achieving diversity in science professions. Each fellowship includes an allowance for research and teaching activities, travel, and participation in a Seminar on College Teaching, and other professional development workshops.


Applicants can be either new Ph.D.s or postdocs with up to two years postgraduate training at the time of appointment.  Underrepresented candidates, including those with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.  Salaries are commensurate with NIH guidelines for level of experience and health insurance will be provided.


For full details about applications, please visit   UNC-CH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



Brian Rybarczyk, Ph.D. Director, Academic and Professional Development

Director, Preparing International Teaching Assistant Program (PITAP)

Associate Director, SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Lecturer, Department of Biology

Graduate Student Center The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

211A West Cameron Ave., CB 5492, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5492

919.962.2505  ▪ 919.962.5134 (fax) ▪


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