Job Posting: Postdoctoral Position, Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education (SPIRE), UNC-Chapel Hill

Kate Stuart
January 4, 2016

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.  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

participation in a Seminar on College Teaching, a grant writing initiative, and other professional development workshops.  As a Community of Postdoctoral

Scholars, SPIRE scholars administer a Distinguished Scholar seminar series for the larger scientific



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.   Stipends are commensurate with NIH guidelines for experience and health

insurance will be provided. 


Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education (SPIRE)

Applications due: February 1, 2016



For further information about the SPIRE program and the application process, please visit our

website at .  UNC-CH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.