Request for Applications: USC Stem Cell Postdoctoral Fellows Program

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The goal of the USC Stem Cell Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is to provide postdoctoral scholars with a structured mentoring plan to pursue cross-cutting stem cell research in preparation for scientific careers in academia and industry. Postdoctoral fellows will be integrated into the vibrant stem cell community at USC with access to state-of-the-art infrastructure. The program fosters scientific and career development through a formal mentoring committee, trainings on research-related and transferable skills, and faculty-led preparation for the transition to independence in academia or industry.

Award Information

The USC Stem Cell Postdoctoral Fellow Program offers one of the highest postdoctoral stipend levels in the country. Fellows will receive a salary top-up of $10,000 each year for 3 years (3-year term), which for a new postdoc in 2021–2022 equated to $72,400 per year. We also offer a one-time relocation assistance payment of $2,000. Awards will be allocated after matching with a host laboratory from the USC Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.


The USC Stem Cell Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is inviting applications from recent and upcoming PhD graduates who wish to conduct research in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

Application process

When applying to this position, candidates will be required to email the following items as a single PDF to

  • 1- to 2-page application: 250-word summary of most important achievements, 250 words about career outlook, 100 words about personal background
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names of 3 potential host laboratories from the USC Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
  • List of 3 referees


November 15, 2022


Candidates will be selected for funding based on a hybrid-format symposium at USC in early spring 2023. During the symposium, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with faculty members in the USC Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and to identify a matching research laboratory to join.