Postdoctoral Training in Reproductive Sciences (T32)

T32: Postdoctoral Opportunities in Reproductive Sciences
Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

About the training grant

  • The funding for four positions is administered by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine. The department has a long history for outstanding contributions to the field of reproductive science. Trainees will be exposed to highly talented research and clinical faculty in a superior integrative environment. The projects will also expose the trainees to translational research investigations.
  • The research program is built upon collaborative efforts among eleven strongly funded faculty mentors in three subgroups: molecular reproductive endocrinology, biology of maternal-fetal interactions, and gynecologic oncology. Thus, this structured program will allow trainees the opportunity to mature as multi-faceted reproductive scientists in a superb scientific setting at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Training will be in laboratories of senior investigators who employ molecular and cell biological approaches to studying reproductive biology.
  • All candidates who are American citizens or permanent residents are eligible.

Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University is recognized as one of the leading research institutions in the world. The medical school conducts internationally renowned research in neuroscience, diabetes, diagnostic imaging, cardiovascular diseases, genetics, immunology, infectious disease and many other areas. The school’s rich tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration and its strong link between basic science and clinical medicine have yielded powerful new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. In fiscal year 2006, Washington University School of Medicine was the fourth largest recipient of dollars from the National Institutes of Health among US medical schools.

Diversity and inclusion

One of the novel units in our medical school is the Office of Post Graduate Affairs (OPGA). This office serves as a central resource for information and as an advocate for postdoctoral appointees and postdoctoral issues.

The OPGA promotes an environment where all postdocs are made to feel welcome and included, and that their research and contributions are important and valued at the university. OPGA supports underrepresented minorities by providing support for postdocs through the Washington University Minority Medical Association whose members include both minority postdocs and postdocs committed to diversity in science. Additionally, OPGA works with the St. Louis chapter of the Association for Women in Science and coordinates with other on-campus groups.

Contact information

For more information, contact the Primary Investigators:

Dr. Irv Boime

Dr. Kelle Moley

Additional contacts:

Mary Bradley
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
800-852-9071 or 314-362-2591

Rochelle Smith
Manager, Diversity Affairs and Community Outreach Programs
800-852-9071 or 314-362-7963