University of California, Los Angeles

IRACDA Research and Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship

Bioscience Postdoc Affairs

IRACDA 3-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions Open at UCLA

Are you passionate for teaching undergraduates from diverse backgrounds? Do you want world-class research experience and mentorship from one of the top research universities? Come take a look at our IRACDA program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)! IRACDA@UCLA is accepting applications on a rolling basis, new training cohorts start each fall.


The IRACDA@UCLA program aims to produce an academic workforce in the biosciences with a strong commitment to teaching diverse undergraduates, particularly at institutions that have a history of training students underrepresented in higher education. IRACDA@UCLA combines the traditional research-focused postdoc with training and experience in teaching and professional development directed towards a faculty career. For more information, please visit the program website.

Training Content

The training curriculum for our IRACDA scholars capitalizes on UCLA’s membership in the CIRTL network, the teaching and mentoring expertise at our Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS), and our partnership with California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) where our IRACDA scholars engage in an authentic teaching experience with a CSULA faculty mentor. This teaching curriculum is combined with strong and consistent mentoring by UCLA research faculty committed to supporting the career advancement of our elite IRACDA scholars.


Prospective UCLA postdocs with a career objective of combining biomedical or life sciences research with college or university level teaching and who are applying to a UCLA research laboratory for their postdoctoral training are eligible to apply to the IRACDA program. All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.


Stipend based on NIH postdoctoral salary scale plus partial postdoctoral benefits for up to three years. Typically, the UCLA research mentor pays the first year and IRACDA pays years 2-4.


Please submit your application here. More detailed instructions are provided on the IRACDA@UCLA website.


Regarding Mentor Selection:

Applicants who would like assistance in identifying a research mentor at UCLA, please contact one of our Co-Directors, who can facilitate your search. A list of approved UCLA research mentors is available on the IRACDA website; however, most biomedical research faculty with adequate research funding are eligible to be mentors. Upon request of IRACDA applicants, the IRACDA Co-Director will contact the faculty mentor(s) selected, share IRACDA program information with them, and confirm they are open to the prospective postdoc’s participation.

Dr. Michael Carey

Dr. Claudio Villanueva

For General Inquiries:
Dr. Lynn Talton
IRACDA@UCLA Program Coordinator

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Last updated: 2021-09-07