Research Education and Training Programs
Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

Become a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cincinnati Children’s

If you want to continue your research training at a well-funded organization that prioritizes career development, you’ve come to the right place.

Cincinnati Children’s is home to one of the oldest and largest pediatric research facilities in the United States. We’re an ideal choice for candidates seeking postdoctoral opportunities. Here’s why:

  • Our environment fosters collaboration. Our research facilities, which provide 1.4 million square feet of laboratory space, connect more than 1,000 scientists and clinicians. We offer endless opportunities for postdocs to gain basic, clinical and translational research experience.
  • We’re a leader in external funding. In 2023 alone, Cincinnati Children’s secured more than $304.7 million in funding from sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Among children’s hospitals, we’re a top recipient of F32 postdoctoral fellowship awards.
  • We publish high-impact papers. With more than 4,700 publications authored in 2023, our investigators continue to contribute novel insights to their respective fields. Together, we’re advancing—and accelerating—new discoveries that help transform pediatric health outcomes.

There are many other reasons to choose Cincinnati Children’s for your postdoctoral training, including our comprehensive benefits package, structured mentorship program and diverse workplace environment. Learn more.

The Support You Need to Be Successful

We know your postdoc fellowship is an important step along your career path. We want to set you up for long-term success, and we also want to make sure you feel comfortable and supported while you’re here.

To that end, our postdocs have access to numerous resources. These include:

  • Career development tools, such as grant-writing seminars and teacher training, through the Cincinnati Children’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
  • Peer-to-peer support, including postdoc social activities and networking opportunities, through our Postdoctoral Association.
  • Guidance and support for international trainees. We can assist with visa applications and extensions, answer questions about relocating to the U.S., help you understand the American tax system and more.

Apply for a Postdoctoral Fellow Position

At Cincinnati Children’s, our research faculty and fellows work in more than two dozen areas of research—each supported by individual labs and clinical partners. Some examples of our areas of research include:

  • Oncology and hematology
  • Cardiovascular biology
  • Immunology
  • Stem cells and organoids
  • Developmental biology
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Infectious diseases
  • Informatics and data science
  • Pharmacology

We routinely recruit candidates from around the world who want to pursue postdoctoral fellowship training in one of these areas. The ideal candidate has:

  • A doctorate degree (PhD/MD or equivalent)
  • A strong, first author publication record
  • A strong work ethic, curiosity and a desire to learn new skills
Postdoctoral researchers working together and smiling.

Join Our Team

If you’re interested in joining the Cincinnati Children’s team, view our current openings: