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Postdoctoral Program

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics comprises a highly multidisplinary group of internationally recognized scientists working at the forefront of biomedical research. As a result, postgraduate training opportunities abound in a host of disciplines.  Our faculty members have a long and successful track record of training postgraduate fellows for biomedical research careers in both academia and the private sector. 

The Department of Physiology & Biophysics currently hosts 10 postdoctoral trainees.  Trainees come to us from all over the world.  UC Irvine School of Medicine is an active community of diverse scholars dedicated to excellence in original research, teaching, creative expression and intellectual leadership.  In Physiology & Biophysics, our postdoctoral fellows have a strong track record of defining their own research paths, earning early career fellowships from the George E. Hewitt  Foundation for Medical Research, UC MEXUS-CONACYT and other foundations. 

Postdoctoral training at UC Irvine School of Medicine is generally a four to five year program.  Our postdocs must possess a Ph.D., an M.D., or both, as well as a strong track record of independent research.  Persons interested in a postdoctoral position in Physiology & Biophysics should contact directly the faculty member whose research most closely matches their own interests.  For further information on projects and available postdoctoral opportunities, contact the individual faculty member.


Meet our Current Postdocs

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Our postdoctoral scholars come to us from all over the world.   80% are foreign-trained having received their PhD degrees internationally.  We have scholars from University of Namur, University of Auckland, Pierre and Marie Curie University, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, among others.  Our postdoctoral scholars have diverse backgrounds, diverse research interests, and diverse career goals. 


Postdoctoral Financial Support

The UC Irvine School of Medicine offers several financial support opportunities for postdoctoral scholars.

They include:

  • Travel Support: Postdoctoral scholars in the School of Medicine are eligible to apply for Postdoctoral Travel Support to help with the travel costs associated with attending a conference related to their research or for professional development opportunities.
  • Fellowship Incentives: Postdoctoral scholars are eligible to apply for Individual Fellowship Incentives, including:
    • Postdoctoral scholars who submit an individual fellowship application can apply for a $250 research award from the School of Medicine Office of Graduate Studies.
    • Postdoctoral scholars who apply for and receive a K Award from the National Institutes of Health can apply for a $1,000 research award from the School of Medicine Office of Graduate Studies.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities:

  • External Fellowship Opportunities: These are merit-based support mechanisms provided by federal or private foundations for both domestic and international research positions.

Postdoctoral Scholar Resources

You will also find UCI Graduate Division's website for postdoctoral scholars informative and resourcesful.  Explore the postdoctoral scholar homepage ›

To learn more about UCI Postdoctoral Scholars Association (PDA), click here ›

Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc offers the University of California Postdoctoral Scholar Benefits Plan (PSBP), click here to view your benefit options ›