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Scientists and engineers who have completed the PhD or MD/PhD in the last 2 years can apply for this fully funded, three-year postdoc in the renowned Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering department or any JHU Engineering or School of Medicine department as applicable.

We want you if you :

  • Are ready to become an effective teacher of undergraduates, especially URMs, and are committed to increasing minority undergraduate STEM retention.
  • Want to be part of an active, supportive group of future researchers who can teach and mentor well.
  • Have a degree in engineering, computer science, biophysics, chemistry, molecular/cellular physiology, neuroscience, genetics or related fields, or even medicine.
  • Desire to continue your research mentored by a biomedical scientist/engineer and a clinical collaborator in any department of the Whiting School of Engineering or Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
  • Study Biomedical Imaging Sciences, Regenerative & Immune Engineering, Genome & Epigenome Engineering, Molecular & Cellular System Biology, Cardiovascular Disease Presention & Treatment, Computational Medicine, Cancer Engineering, or Systems Neuroscience & Neuroengineering.

Application Due Date: The ASPIRE program is not currently accepting applications. More information about the next cycle will be posted in 2024. If you are interested in becoming the next ASPIRE fellow, please complete our interest form below and we will let you know when our next application cycle opens. We hope to be able to accept new scholars in summer 2024 and beyond. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Expected Start Date: June 1 – December 2024


The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and must have an interest in educating underrepresented minorities. Underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure

Applicants will submit a CV, personal statements that describes their career goals and past and future interest in research and teaching, graduate school transcript, two letters of recommendation (preferably one from PhD advisor), and name of a third reference. Applicants will be asked to describe their research area of interest, and names of up to 3 JHU engineering or SOM core faculty they would like to work with. If interest is expressed by the faculty member and a clinical collaborator, a Zoom interview will be scheduled to discuss potential research projects. Upon acceptance and arrival, applicants will begin work directly in the sponsoring lab(s), unless they need to begin virtually which is also allowed.

Any questions or concerns, please email:  [email protected] .

Fill out our ASPIRE Interest Form to get an email when the application opens.