Tufts IRACDA Postdoctoral Training Program - Positions Available

Dear Tufts Postdoc Scholars, 

We want to let you know that we have a funded position available in the Tufts IRACDA postdoctoral training program for a postdoc who will have been at Tufts no more than 2 years by Sept. 1, 2023. This position would start in the program as soon as possible and would fund you at 100% of your labor. You would continue on in your current lab, but have access to a multitude of professional development activities! 

Tufts IRACDA prepares talented young scientists for the multiple demands of an academic career in biomedical research. Scholars spend on average 75% of their time conducting bench research and 25% of their time in career development activities. Key features of the program are: 

  • Outstanding research opportunities in cell and developmental biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, chemical biology and nutrition.
  • Development of teaching skills through mentored classroom assignments at minority-serving institutions in the Boston area and workshops on teaching methods that encourage active learning.
  • Workshops on essential skills such as grant and manuscript writing, mentoring, lab management, and scientific presentations as well as coaching throughout the job search process.
  • Up to three years of salary support from Tufts IRACDA, plus a yearly travel and supply allowance.  
  • A tight-knit community of postdocs interested in academic careers plus opportunities to network with scholars in the 20 other IRACDA programs across the nation.
  • Successful job searches: We have placed 47 of our 53 alumni (89%) at institutions of higher education across the country, with 85% of these being tenure-track positions. See attached infographic!

If you might be interested in joining Tufts IRACDA, we ask you to contact one of the IRACDA directors, Mitch McVey and Claire Moore to find out more about the program and how to apply for the position.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with no more than two years of postdoctoral training at the time of their appointment to the program. We are looking for scholars who are passionate about research, want to develop skills critical for an academic research career and to gain experience with innovative teaching practices, and are committed to increasing diversity in the academic environment.


Best wishes,

Mitch McVey, Ph.D.
IRACDA Director
Professor, Dept. of Biology

Tufts Univ. School of Arts & Sciences

Claire Moore, Ph.D.
IRACDA Co-Director
Natalie V. Zucker Professor, Dept. of Developmental, Molecular, & Chemical Biology
Tufts Univ. School of Medicine


Tufts IRACDA Infographic