T32 Postdoc Fellowship

Medical College of Wisconsin

Posted 9 months ago

The Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee is accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Sciences, funded by a T32 grant from the NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Postdoctoral fellows appointed to this grant will receive a stipend > 11% higher than the NIH stipend.

Application deadline for the next cycle is Friday, September 11, 2020.


  • Our postdoctoral training fellowship is designed to launch and sustain successful careers in cardiovascular research.
  • View our video about the fellowship: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2O3R7U98KE

The postdoctoral fellow will:

  • Create and follow a personalized training plan
  • Be mentored by a team (choose from over 50 faculty mentors)
  • Receive training in core competencies

The program provides up to 3 years of broad-based, personalized, supportive, and rigorous training in specific areas of scientific excellence in a highly-integrated research environment incorporating mentoring teams with access to an extensive research infrastructure at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Applicants should be highly-motivated, ambitious, productive, and have (or anticipate having) a PhD, PharmD, MD, or DO in a relevant research area such as biology, molecular biology, genetics, immunology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or physiology.

Train in one of four major areas of expertise:

  • Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, & Vascular Biology
  • Cardiac Biology & Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Precision Cardiovascular Medicine

Program Directors: Ivor Benjamin, MD, Director, Cardiovascular Center, Professor, Department of Medicine and David Gutterman, MD, Senior Associate Director, Cardiovascular Center, Northwestern Mutual Professor of Cardiology

Choose from more than 50 Faculty Mentors: John Auchampach, PhD; Thomas Aufderheide, MD; Xiaowen Bai, MD, PhD; Ivor Benjamin, MD; Carmen Bergom, MD, PhD; Andreas Beyer, PhD; Zeljko Bosnjak, PhD; Ulrich Broeckel, MD, PhD; William Campbell, PhD; Magdalena Chrzanowska, PhD; John Corbett, PhD; Allen Cowley, Jr., PhD; Matthew Durand, PhD; Hubert Forster, PhD; Julie Freed, MD, PhD; Benjamin Gantner, PhD; Aron Geurts, PhD; Albert Girotti, PhD; Justin Grobe, PhD; David Gutterman, MD; John Imig, PhD; Elizabeth Jacobs, MD; Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD; Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS; Alison Kriegel, PhD; Girija Konduri, MD; Mingyu Liang, MB, PhD; Joy Lincoln, PhD; Nicole Lohr, MD, PhD; Julian Lombard, PhD; John Lough, PhD; Michael Mitchell, MD; Robert Montgomery, MD; Peter Newman, PhD; Caitlin O’Meara, PhD; Michaela Patterson, PhD; Kirkwood Pritchard, PhD; Ramani Ramchandran, PhD; Daisy Sahoo, PhD; Curt Sigmund, PhD; Roy Silverstein, MD; Brian Smith, PhD; Andrey Sorokin, PhD; Alexander Staruschenko, PhD; Aoy Tomita-Mitchell, PhD; Mary Sorci-Thomas, PhD; Brandon Tefft, PhD; Dorothee Weihrauch, DVM, PhD; Michael Widlansky, MD, MPH; David Zhang, MD, PhD


Applicants should apply online through MCW Human Resources (MCW: Careers; Requisition ID:25187) by clicking the ‘Join Our Team’ search button then select “Staff Positions” and type in a search for Requisition ID: 25187 located within the Cardiovascular Center. * Per NIH guidelines, the postdoctoral fellow must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident*

To learn more about the MCW Cardiovascular Center and the Postdoctoral Fellowship visit:

QUESTIONS? Contact cvc@mcw.edu.


The Cardiovascular Center, founded in 1992 at the Medical College of Wisconsin, serves more than 160 members from 22 departments and institutes on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Campus and surrounding community as it fulfills its mission to improve cardiovascular health in southeast Wisconsin and beyond through cutting-edge research, cost-efficient and high-quality healthcare delivery, rigorous training of the next generation of diverse cardiovascular scientists, and engaging the community to eliminate disparities in health outcomes. Directed by Ivor Benjamin, MD, over 32,000 square feet of space is dedicated to the center’s laboratories, offices, conference rooms, equipment cores and staff who promote its mission by management of core resources, acquisition and distribution of funds for meritorious cardiovascular research, education of its members, trainees and staff, and interaction with the community to understand its needs and alleviate the burden of disease in the heart and blood vessels. In 2019, the Medical College of Wisconsin was ranked in the top 10 of medical schools for funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  For more information, go to www.mcw.edu/Cardiovascular-Center.

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