Medical University of South Carolina: Postdoctoral Fellows Program in Immunology Research and Entrepreneurship


The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston is home to a new training grant for postdoctoral fellows. The Program in Immunology Research and Entrepreneurship (PIRE) seeks to address the need to empower our future immunology research workforce with competencies necessary to commercialize scientific discoveries.


The core training for PIRE fellows is the research experience in the laboratory setting complemented by specialized training in entrepreneurship that includes mentoring through the engagement of an Individual Development Plan for Entrepreneurship (IDPE) Committee; laboratory training; didactic training in biomedical commercialization and entrepreneurship; experiential training by conducting an internship with MUSC’s technology transfer office; and participation in other career-enhancing and professional development activities.

Mentor Faculty

Fellows can choose to pursue their advanced research training from a collaborative group of 14 faculty investigators with expertise in innate immune mechanisms, immunity to infection, alloimmunity (organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplant), autoimmunity, cancer immunology, and immunotherapy. All are highly collaborative academic researchers, and most have hands-on entrepreneurial experience in product commercialization and biotech startups.


MUSC is located in the beautiful historic district of Charleston bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and national forests and wildlife refuges to the north and south. As a national model for community solidarity, a “millennial magnet city”, and site of the state’s top-ranked medical center, Charleston offers a diverse environment for skill enhancement and professional growth.

Eligible applicants

Must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent and be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident of the United States. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply in order to address significant gender and racial/ethnic gaps in entrepreneurial activities in the nation’s biomedical research workforce.

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last updated 10-Aug-2017