Tufts University

IRACDA Postdoctoral Program

4-Year Full-Time Postdoctoral Scholar Jobs that offer Training for Academic Careers in Biomedical Research


Positions are available in the Institutional Research and Academic CareerDevelopment Awards Program (IRACDA) at Tufts University.
This NIH-funded program is designed to prepare talented postdoctoral scholars with the career skills needed to succeed in academic biomedical research. Scholars spend on average 75% of their time conducting bench research and 25% of their time in career development activities that will help them manage the multiple demands of a faculty position. Opportunities are available in a wide range of biomedical research disciplines. Teaching skills are developed through programs involving mentored classroom assignments at minority-serving colleges in the Boston area. Workshops on essential skills such as grant and manuscript writing, mentoring, lab management, and scientific presentations; as well as on teaching methods that encourage active learning. The training components are sequenced to allow scholars to balance the activities and to build on previous experiences.

IRACDA scholars receive up to four years of salary support with benefits package, and a yearly travel and supply fund. They complete the program ready to manage a successful research program, teach courses to diverse student populations, and balance the multi-faceted demands inherent in a career as an academic scientist. 90% of our program alumni have taken positions at institutions of higher education across the country, and 90% of those are in tenure-track positions! All others have gone into key industry positions!


The application deadline for positions beginning in the fall (Sept. 1) of 2022 is Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with no more than two years of completed postdoctoral training at the time of their appointment to the program. The strongest candidates will have outstanding academic and research credentials, an interest in teaching, mentoring, and increasing diversity in STEM fields, and a commitment to the goals of the Tufts IRACDA program. Application Portal access & all other information may be found on our website. gsbs.tufts.edu/academics/TuftsIRACDA


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Program Leadership

Dr. Claire Moore, PhD
Dr. Mitch McVey, PhD
Mr. Jordan Wilkinson, CRA

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Last updated: 2021-10-26