The Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) has announced the availability of THREE, 2-year postdoctoral fellowship positions starting in Summer/Fall 2023. These positions are funded by an NIMH T32 training program in Translational Science, HIV, and Sexual and Gender Minority Health (NU-THRIVE), directed by Dr. Michael Newcomb.

The NU-THRIVE training curriculum is diverse and was designed specifically to meet the needs of the next generation of translational scientists in HIV and SGM health. Training consists of:

  • Mentored research with a primary and secondary mentor, including working on existing research projects and/or proposing new research initiatives.
  • Bi-annual intensive trainings in our four translational science domains: Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods, Interventions & Trials, and Implementation Science.
  • A weekly seminar that rotates between presentations on: Research Skills, Professional Development, Faculty Presentations, and Works in Progress.
  • Structured writing support, including a weekly writing group and bi-annual writing retreats, designed to improve manuscript and grant writing skills.

In addition to gaining breadth of knowledge in each of the four translational science domains, fellows will specialize in two of the four domains to solidify depth of knowledge. Extensive opportunities exist to gain exposure to and mentorship on grant writing and other key professional skills. Prior trainees at ISGMH have been highly successful in being hired into faculty positions and securing competitive research grants.

View the full call for proposals on ISGMH’s website.