PBI2 Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholars

We recently launched the Princeton Bioengineering Initiative — Innovators (PBI2), Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows program. The new PBI2 fellows program is central to our vision for PBI and will contribute to an ecosystem of excellence and diversity.

PBI2 fellows collaborate with two or more Princeton faculty in a bioengineering-related field, establishing  interdisciplinary research aligned with the mission of the PBI.

We particularly encourage plans that forge new collaborations and include faculty research programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. We also welcome projects that seek to develop novel technologies and utilize new tools for addressing fundamental questions about living systems and/or harnessing these systems for applications.

This program provides a unique opportunity for newly-minted Ph.D.s to:

  • Obtain the benefits of traditional postdoctoral training but with the opportunity for dual mentorship across different labs, gaining experience in guiding their own new research directions, including managing a modest research budget;
  • Play a leadership role in building Princeton’s rapidly growing BioE program;
  • Interact with others in the PBI2 cohort, and in Princeton’s broader BioE community, around programming on career development, including grant writing, managing family/work life balance, establishing productive collaborations and navigating the faculty job search.

Fellows hold the rank of associate research scholar and are provided a generous salary and a stipend to support their research, conference travel, etc.