NIMH Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University is offering Post-Doctoral Fellowships through its Interdisciplinary HIV Prevention Training Program. CIRA is now a recognized hub for training, career development and mentorship of diverse scholars through our established training programs.

The Center draws upon the expertise of HIV prevention scientists at Yale University and beyond, and from an array of disciplines. Yale University provides an exceptional training environment, with over 50 Fellows having gone on to distinguished careers at top academic and research institutions.

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship provides a unique focus on professional development, setting clear expectations for research productivity, the establishment of a program of research, and the creation of professional identity in preparation for an academic career. Fellows are supported to write articles for publications and prepare an extramural grant application in an HIV-related area. Trained within CIRA, you will work closely with a research mentor from among the Center’s primary training faculty. Training Program activities include:

  • Research preceptorship and collaboration in ongoing research
  • Grant writing
  • Professional development seminars in preparation for the job market
  • Training in research methods and ethics
  • CIRA and HIV-related seminars and colloquia
  • Support from an established HIV prevention center

We take an active approach to recruiting underrepresented race and ethnic minority, disadvantaged and disabled scholars. In recent years almost half of our scholars have come from these groups and we continue to make significant efforts to bringing together a diverse group of researchers to address an epidemic as complex as this one.  

The Post-Doctoral Fellowship runs for a 2 year period. We will consider qualified US citizens and permanent residents with degrees (Ph.D, MD, JD or equivalent) in social, behavioral, medical, epidemiological, or biological sciences. For additional information, please contact Trace Kershaw.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, students, and staff and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minority scholars.