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New opportunities will be added to this page, please check back for new postings. Postings here are for both internal and external opportunities for faculty and trainees.

See additional specific diversity, equity and inclusion funding opportunities at UNC Lineberger


Virtual NIH Grants Conference and PreCon Events
The NIH is introducing a virtual series to help participants get content over a longer period, allowing time for information to digest by pulling select topics out of the larger conference and sharing them in monthly pre-conference events.

  • October 14: Research Misconduct & Integrity
  • November 9: Foreign Collaborations: Policies, Processes, & Partnerships
  • December 6 – 7: Human Subjects: Policies, Clinical Trials, & Inclusion
  • January 12, 2023: Making the Most of the 2023 NIH Grants Conference
  • February 1 – 2, 2023: Virtual NIH Grants Conference: Funding, Policies & Processes

NIH Grant Writing Webinar Series for Institutions Building Research and Research Training Capacity

This three-part webinar series designed for faculty and sponsored programs/research development personnel at institutions building research and research training capacity. During the webinars, we will share suggestions for navigating the process of seeking NIH funding. You will also learn considerations for determining research idea and grant writing readiness, selecting opportunities to apply for, effectively writing your grant application and seeking appropriate feedback. Registration is required to attend. The webinars will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the event. You may also register if you cannot attend but would like to be notified when the recordings are posted.

2022 Workshop dates: September 26, November 1


UNC Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease (CBIBD) Research Competition

Undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are mentored by a CGIBD member are invited to participate in the 2022 CGIBD Research Competition.

Award Amount: One winner will receive $1,000 for educational/scientific supplies or to support publication costs. Runner-up presenters will receive a $100 gift card.
Deadline: October 24, 2022


Postdoctoral Fellowship – The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

The Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR), in collaboration with Bayer HealthCare, is seeking applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in health economics and outcomes research. HICOR is located within Fred Hutch’s Public Health Sciences Division, and is built on the vision of reducing the human and economic burden of cancer for patients, families and society. The HICOR team works to develop and apply innovative scientific methods in health economics, clinical and public health research and data science to enhance value in cancer care and improve outcomes for patients. The interdisciplinary research portfolio includes studies in cost-effectiveness alongside clinical trials, cancer care delivery research, pragmatic clinical trials, financial toxicity and economic burden, methods for comparative- and cost-effectiveness research, and cancer informatics. Bayer HealthCare is among the world’s foremost innovators in the field of pharmaceutical and medical products, and they research, develop, manufacture and market products to improve the health of people. The successful candidate will spend 12 months on-site at Fred Hutch in Seattle, Washington followed by 12 months on-site at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc, located in Whippany, New Jersey.

Eligible candidates will have a medical degree and/or doctoral level degree in economics, health economics, medicine, pharmacy, epidemiology or related subjects. For those holding the MD or PharmD degree, completion of a clinical residency or equivalent experience is encouraged. Employment-based visa requirements exclude F-1, H-1B and E-3 applicants from participating in this fellowship.

Interested candidates will need to submit an application consisting of curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

To learn more about this fellowship, view the posting on the Fred Hutch website. View answers to application FAQs here and please review guidelines carefully. Questions should be sent to Kristy Dury.


Postdoctoral Fellowship – Cancer Discovery and Translation – Sanford Burnham Prebys

Sanford Burnham Prebys is a preeminent and independent biomedical research institute in San Diego, California, with a mission to advance scientific discoveries in human biology, pathology, and health interventions. Sanford Burnham Prebys is currently accepting postdoctoral training applications in its Cancer Discovery and Translation translational training program. The program aims to train exceptional scientific researchers in the fields of cancer research, drug discovery, and biomarker development. Program participants will be provided with cutting-edge scientific training in addition to formal educational courses and training opportunities to gain skills needed to build a successful cancer research career: leadership and management skills, grantsmanship and scientific manuscript writing, and research dissemination.

Eligibility is limited to individuals who (a) are US Citizens, US Nationals, or Permanent Residents,(b) have had no more than 1-year prior NSRA funded support, (c) have a PhD or MD at date of appointment (approaching graduates may apply), and (d) have not passed more than 3 years since receiving terminal degree. Salary starts at $62,400 with comprehensive benefits.


Postdoctoral Research Associate – Zannas Lab – Epigenetic Mechanisms in Stress and Aging

The Zannas lab in the Departments of Psychiatry and Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the epigenetic mechanisms linking psychosocial stress with coronary heart disease. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment and will lead epigenome-wide analyses in DNA derived from both large-scale studies in human cohorts and mechanistic experiments in cellular models. For a research statement of our lab, please see: zannaslab.org/research

Requirements: PhD in computational biology/bioinformatics, biostatistics, or related field, as well as experience in bioinformatics analyses using large-scale data and knowledge of relevant programming languages. Preferred qualifications include previous experience in analyzing sequencing and DNA methylation data, fluency in R and Python languages, and previous record of scholarly accomplishments.

Interested candidates are welcome to contact anthony_zannas@med.unc.edu


NC TraCS Accepting Applications for TL1 Postdoc Program

NC TraCS is recruiting candidates for a one-year postdoc research and training experience to translate a product/idea/research results in any of these areas:

  • Commercialization/entrepreneurship: patenting, start-ups, preclinical work, developing regulatory strategy
  • Clinical trials/regulatory: preparing to go from lab to clinic, regulatory submissions
  • Health systems: implementing/applying research results in the health care system

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information, view the NC TraCS Postdoctoral Training Program slide presentation. Access the application form here. Contact Susan Pusek with any additional questions on eligibility.