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Postdoc Positions for Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists

NIGMS Institutional Research & Career Development Award (IRACDA)

Rochester Postdoc Partnership IRACDA to Advance Research and Academic Careers of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Scholars

This unique mentored postdoctoral research training program combines research training at the University of Rochester (UR) with instruction in critical academic skills, including experiential training in teaching at our partner institution, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and other Colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with the goal to diversify the nation’s workforce by including Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Scientists.

Mission Of Rochester Postdoc Partnership IRACDA Training Program

  • Develop a group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists who have the necessary knowledge, skills and experiences to pursue independent research and teaching careers in academia thereby diversifying the nation’s workforce to include Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Scientists.
  • Strengthen and modernize science educational offerings and research collaborations between the UR and RIT/NTID, an institution with a demonstrated commitment to educating Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of the nation.


Several positions available; open application

  • Requires PhD or equivalent in the biomedical or behavioral sciences
    • Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing postdocs
    • Hearing postdocs skilled in ASL (e.g., CODAs) or substantial experience working with the Deaf Community
  • Eligible applicants with no previous postdoctoral experience or up to 3 years of postdoctoral experience may apply
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship positions are funded for up to 3 years with yearly reappointment subject to annual review (Salary commensurate with experience).

Per NIH restrictions, by the time of appointment, each postdoctoral fellow must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States

How To Apply

To apply, follow the detailed steps in the link How to Apply at the Rochester Partnership for Research and Academic Career Training of Deaf Postdoctoral Scholars Website

For more information about eligibility and identifying prospective research mentors that align with your research interests and career goals visit and contact Michael Elliott, PhD

ABOUT THE EMPLOYER: The University of Rochester (UR) ranks among the top-tier research universities in the country. The UR and RIT have a demonstrated history of partnering to advance the opportunities for D/HH students at both institutions as well as in the greater Rochester NY community. We have an unparalleled spectrum of resources for D/HH individuals including NTID at RIT and at the UR, the Deaf Wellness Center and the National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR), a Prevention Research Center supported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.