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We are currently seeking qualified applicants with a PhD in biomedical sciences and no more three years of postdoctoral experience.

URMC / Research and Academic Career Training of Deaf Scholars

Rochester Postdoc Partnership

The Rochester Postdoc Partnership advances the research and academic careers of Deaf and hard of hearing (Deaf/HH) scientists. Our program aims to develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical scientists to address the nation’s biomedical workforce needs. Offering up to three years of postdoctoral experience, we rigorously train and support the career advancement of our scholars, preparing them for independent academic careers that support the biomedical research enterprise.

Our program provides ample teaching opportunities and rich biomedical research training that provides trainees with the skills they need to manage their own labs. Learn more from our program faculty and alumni.

​We offer:

  • Mentored postdoctoral training in biomedical sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers that is part of a world-class research university
  • Mentored teaching opportunities in your field of interest at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID), the first and largest technical college in the world for Deaf/HH students
  • Up to three-year appointment
  • Competitive postdoctoral salary commensurate with previous experience and in compliance with the Postdoctoral Appointment Policy
  • Free tuition for two credits per year
  • Teaching supply stipend of up to $2,000 per year 
  • Travel stipends of $2,000 per year to attend the annual IRACDA Conference (required) and up to $2,000 to attend one other career development or national scientific meeting
  • Interpreter services to support your academic and professional needs provided at no cost for the duration of your appointment

What Sets Us Apart

Our Program

We are truly one of a kind. The Rochester Postdoc Partnership is the only program in the U.S. specifically designed to foster postdoctoral training of Deaf/HH trainees in the biomedical sciences.

Our Institutions

URMC and RIT/NTID form a hub of excellence for Deaf/HH scholars and researchers, with exceptional resources and strong institutional partnerships creating a vibrant community environment.

Our Community

Rochester boasts one of the largest per capita Deaf populations in the world and is big enough to offer an array of cultural, recreational and leisure activities, yet small enough to live affordably and navigate easily.

What Our Postdocs and Alumni Say...

Sarah Latchney, Ph.D.

"To be surrounded by scientists that are like you and to be in a supportive academic environment where your colleagues have an understanding of what you needed in order to be successful is invaluable."

Sarah Latchney, Ph.D.

Dr. Latchney is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology and Neuroscience at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, teaching introductory-level biology for all incoming Biology and Neuroscience students as well as several introductory and advanced courses in the Neurosciences.