About the Program
The Infection and Immunity National Research Service Award (NRSA) post-doctoral training program based at Baylor College of Medicine was awarded in 2003 and has an outstanding record of training investigators at the cutting edge of research in infectious diseases and immunity. Over 90 percent of the program’s graduates remain in a research or research-related career. This program is the sole NRSA at Baylor or the Texas Medical Center that supports the breadth of research training in infections and global health, and one of very few programs in this region of the United States.
This training program is for post-doctoral trainees with either a M.D. or Ph.D. degree. Successful applicants will conduct research on infectious diseases or immunology related to infectious diseases. Training tracks include laboratory-based research, patient-based research, and global and public health research. Applicants should be focused on developing a career in academics, with a strong preference for candidates who want to become independently funded researchers in infectious diseases topics. Appointed trainees will complete research with their mentor and be guided by a mentoring team, complete Baylor’s Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation course, complete training in research ethics, and participate in various tailored career development activities. Support for selected graduate coursework and Masters degrees is available, if appropriate. Between one and four positions are available for one or two years of salary support. A second year of funding is contingent on successful completion of the first year and on program priorities.