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Postdoctoral Applicant Requirements and Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree (PhD) in Epidemiology, Human Genetics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics or related field or a MD, DDS, or DVM degree combined with training in human genetics or epidemiology at the PhD or Master’s levels
  • A curriculum vitae reflecting scientific productivity in epidemiology, human genetics, heart, lung, and/or blood phenotypes and/or biomedical sciences
  • Participation in this program requires a commitment of at least 40 hours per week on research and training, without supplemental compensation from the NRSA award.
  • Must be willing to commit two years to the fellowship or adhere to standard NIH payback requirements.
  • Must be interested in conducting research in one of four GenHLB training dimensions: HLB genetic epidemiology (the core training dimension); culture, diversity, and disparities; ‘OMICs; and computation/methods.
  • Must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence must have a currently valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS Form I-551) or other legal verification of such status.
  • Must participate in T32 activities including monthly genetic epidemiology journal clubs, genetics seminars, and peer-led workshops.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest to Dr. Kari North and Dr. Karen Molhke at kari_north (at) and mohlke (at) In addition, complete the common application located on the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health website for postdoctoral programs below. 

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