2023 Call for Applications: CIRM Clinical Research Fellowship in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

At the lab bench (Photo by Chris Shinn)
(Photo by Chris Shinn)

We have a 2-year position available for a clinical trainee who is interested in conducting research related to stem cell biology and/or regenerative medicine in one of the leading labs at USC. The fellowship position is open to current US clinical residents or students that just completed their MDs. No prior research experience is needed. Funding will begin July 1.


  • Gain cutting-edge knowledge in the field of stem cell and regenerative therapies to develop new methods for treating disorders
  • Develop analytical, technical, and scientific writing skills
  • Establish a basic, translational research, and clinical mentorship network
  • Learn translational and cGMP manufacturing procedures
  • Be exposed to cutting-edge bioinformatics approaches
  • Participate in translational and clinical training programs
  • Attend an annual retreat
  • Have access to clinical activities while working in the laboratory
  • Gain new perspectives on career trajectories
  • Enhance your residency application

Financial support:

  • $77,000 (small % increase each year) + $12,000 health insurance + $3,000 travel/supplies

Two step application process:

Step 1: Send your letter of intent (due April 18).

To apply, please email a letter of intent, which includes the following materials, in a single PDF to the Associate Program Director, Dr. Juliane Glaeser, at by 11:59 pm PST on April 18.

Please follow the instructions exactly as listed below. Name your file “Lastname_Firstname_CIRM_Clinical_Fellowship.pdf”.

  1. Cover letter expressing your research interests
  2. Biosketch including the following information as bullet points:
  • Full name and contact
  • Undergraduate school, month/year Graduated, GPA
  • Medical/dental Degree (if applicable), institution, month/year awarded
  • Any current or previous fellowships
  • Any prior research experience
  1. Two letters of reference

Step 2: Laboratory matches and development of research project aims

We will let you know on May 1 whether your letter of intent passed the selection criteria. In case of a positive review of your initial submission, the Associate Program Director will work with you to identify a laboratory that matches your interests. You are expected to develop, in consultation with the PI of your laboratory of interest, a 2-page plan summarizing your research project and aims, which should be submitted by May 15. The final decision about your acceptance will be made on June 1.