ASPIRE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

ASPIRE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: The Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) invites current biomedical sciences Ph.D. students and postdocs affiliated with the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, as well as Vanderbilt University Medical Center postdocs, to apply for the ASPIRE to Innovate Postdoctoral Fellowship. This program, starting on July 1, 2024, aims to support individuals interested in transitioning from research to entrepreneurship by providing structured training opportunities.

ASPIRE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to Support Path to Entrepreneurship

Designation: ASPIRE to Innovate Postdoctoral Fellowship

Research Area: Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Sciences

Location: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee


  • Current biomedical sciences Ph.D. graduate students and postdocs affiliated with the School of Medicine/Basic Sciences (or VUMC postdocs)
  • Available to start a full-time postdoctoral position on July 1, 2024
  • Ideal candidates will have taken ASPIRE module(s), exhibited an interest in entrepreneurship, demonstrated relevant experiences, and possess an entrepreneurial mindset.

Job Description: The ASPIRE to Innovate Fellow will be responsible for launching a startup leveraging Vanderbilt University’s intellectual property. The fellow will work full-time to develop a commercialization strategy, immerse themselves in the local bioscience entrepreneurial ecosystem, and assist in organizing the Enabling Innovation Initiative (eI2) seminar series. Extensive mentorship, supplemental training, and networking opportunities will be provided to facilitate the transition from academic researcher to entrepreneur.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should complete the SurveyMonkey application by uploading a 1-page Personal Statement explaining their motivation, expertise, and past experiences related to the program, along with a 1-3 page Resume. The deadline for application submission is midnight, Sunday, March 31st, 2024.

Last Date for Apply: 31 March 2024

Note: Selected participants will be notified by the end of April 2024, and the fellowship is scheduled to start on July 1, 2024. Questions can be directed to



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