A strong preference is given to applicants who have, or are willing to apply for, their own funding. There are great opportunities through Emory's FIRST program, NSF's Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology program, NIH's Ruth L. Kirschtein National Research Service Awards scheme and the Human Frontier Science Program.
Prospective postdoctoral scholars should contact Dr. Gillespie with a synopsis of their research interests, a sense of where they feel they would fit into our efforts, and a current CV. Feel free to contact us mid-way through your doctoral research to ensure adequate time to secure funding for a position.
Research opportunities include laboratory (Emory, Rollins, and CDC) and field-based activities (domestic and international). International and CDC opportunities are only available to students that have proven themselves through two or more semesters pursuing work in our Emory/Rollins labs or related to our domestic fieldwork. Previous students have worked in the CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, Center for Global Health, and Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology; at collaborating labs at the Robert Koch Institute in Germany; or on field-based research in Madagascar, Mexico, or Uganda.
Interested students should email Dr. Gillespie a brief description of why they are interested in the lab and attach an unofficial transcript and current resume.