Postdoctoral scholar Priscilla Briquez describes her recent results to Prof. Melody Swartz

Working With Us

We are excited about our work and mission, and have created many ways for you to get involved!

Whether you are an undergraduate or high school student interested in getting your feet wet in research, a PhD student or postdoc looking to advance your training, or industrial players interested in collaborating to accelerate your R&D efforts, we have plenty of pathways to fulfill your goals.

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PhD & MD/PhD Programs

CIIC laboratories take PhD trainees through these programs, which review applications independently of one another.

Research Training Grants

Esser-Kahn lab members Peter Deak, Flora Kimani, Saikat Manna, and Seong-Min Kim discuss data at a lab meeting

Postdoctoral Researchers & Faculty

While some postdoctoral associate positions are posted (see Quick Links below), it may be advisable to contact the faculty directly. A number of competitive intramural NRSA fellowships are available for research training with CIIC researchers in selected areas of research. New in 2021the Immunoengineering Postdoctoral Training (IMEPOST) Program is an NIAID-funded institutional NRSA program that supports two-year training in the field.

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Melody Swartz and Jeff Hubbell discussing science with Guillermo Ameer (Northwestern)

Industrial Partnerships

We accelerate clinical translation of our discoveries through a dedication to entrepreneurship and through partnering with industrial players. In addition, a corporate affiliate program provides access to top-notch STEM trainees versed in product design and entrepreneurship, and in-depth previews of the CIIC's latest scientific discoveries and transformative technological developments.

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