The Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine is recruiting Fellows for the AIMS (Accelerated Independence in Microbial Sciences) Program. This program provides talented, recent PhD and MD/PhD graduates the unique opportunity of setting up an independent research program of their own as an alternative to a traditional post-doctoral position. AIMS Fellows are provided space & resources to run small, independent labs, mentorship, and a salary competitive with a starting position in industry.

The AIMS Fellow award is for three-years, with the possibility of a two-year extension.

Fellows are encouraged to apply for external awards, including the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5).

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