Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Comparative Medicine

The Department of Pathology/Section on Comparative Medicine of Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM) offers 2 NIH-supported Post-Doctoral Fellowships, available in July 2014. These positions provide 3 years of salary support, and provide a unique opportunity for motivated graduate veterinarians interested in advanced research training leading to a career as an independent investigator.

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, and graduates of accredited schools of veterinary medicine.

The fellowship typically leads to a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Bioscience, Molecular Medicine and Translational Sciences, or Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology. Research opportunities include internationally recognized programs in cardiovascular disease, women's health, cancer, radiation effects, microbiology, immunology, aging, behavioral neuroscience, regenerative medicine, diabetes, reproductive system disorders, and substance abuse.

The 27 training faculty committed to the program represent a variety of basic and clinical disciplines. The broader WFSM community consists of over 1000 faculty comprising 41 academic departments and 26 Centers of Institutes. Unique institutional resources include the Center for Comparative Medicine Research, the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University, the WF Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Center for Human Genomics, the Center for Biomolecular Imaging, and the Sticht Center for Aging Research.

The Medical Center is the major employer in Winston-Salem, an afforadble community of 240,000 in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Salary is NIH scale, commensurate with experience. WFSM provides health insurance and travel support.

Interested applicants should send the following:

  • a statement of career goals and interests,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • undergraduate and veterinary college transcripts, and
  • 3 letters of reference


Nancy Kock, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Recruiting Coordinator
Department of Pathology, Section on Comparative Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1040

Telephone: 336-713-7389, or email

Wake Forest School of Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  

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Training Programs in Comparative Medicine
Recruiting Director
Dr. Nancy Kock

Tel: 336-713-7389
Fax: 336-713-7395

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