Postgraduate Training

IBI faculty are committed to training postgraduate students in biomedical informatics. Most trainees have doctoral degrees in bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, biological sciences, biostatistics, computer science, epidemiology, genetics, genomics, mathematics, medicine, nursing, systems biology, or a related discipline. Contact individual faculty about training opportunities.

IBI Postdoctoral Collaboration Fellowships

As part of its core mission, IBI seeks to promote research collaborations between informaticians and clinical, experimental, and observational investigators. Each year we plan to award 2 one-year, renewable competitive fellowships in the amount of $25,000/year. Postdocs entering years 2 or 3 are eligible to apply, and must be mentored by an IBI Senior Fellow. The applicant should be working on an informatics project in collaboration with a clinical, experimental, or observational investigator in a biological or biomedical field who is not a member of IBI.

The deadlines for these applications are May 31st or December 31st. Applications should be submitted to Hannah Chervitz. The application should include the following:

  • A research proposal in NRSA format
  • The applicant’s CV
  • 2 letters of support, including one from the applicant’s current mentor and one from the collaborator

Fellowships will be reviewed and awarded by the IBI Executive Committee. Each fellowship is renewable for a second year, pending satisfactory progress and publication record.


IBI Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows Program

IBI will also support 3 Teaching Fellows per year. These fellows must also be postdocs in an IBI Senior Fellow’s lab. 50% of the Fellow’s effort will be devoted to developing, lecturing, and serving as a teaching assistant in IBI courses, in return for which they will receive $25,000/year toward salary support. This fellowship is an excellent opportunity for trainees who want significant teaching experience in a field with an ever-increasing demand for instructors.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed and awarded by the IBI Executive committee. Interested postdocs should submit the following information to Hannah Chervitz:

  • A current CV
  • A Personal Statement describing their interest in the program and any prior teaching experience
  • A list of biomedical informatics topics they could comfortably teach at a graduate level
  • 3 letters of support, including one from the applicant’s current mentor