Janelia postdoc

A Janelia postdoc prepares you for a successful career.

After completing their training, Janelia postdocs go on to a wide range of rewarding careers. Approximately 40 percent have gone on to faculty or group leader positions, compared to a national average of about 10 percent. Former Janelia postdocs have also accepted positions in industry, government, finance, regulation, law, and publishing.

Janelia postdoc
Postdoctoral associates work in the laboratories of Janelia lab heads. Appointments are made for a one-year period and may extend for a total of five years.

What makes Janelia different?

All labs at Janelia are fully internally funded so postdocs are free to focus their energy and creativity on challenging, high-impact research. Janelia postdocs do not have grant writing or administrative responsibilities.

Janelia is a collaborative and supportive environment, where you will be able to work with talented tool builders, computer scientists, and theorists. Janelia postdocs have access to state-of-the-art equipment developed onsite both by and in collaboration with Janelia scientists and engineers.

Janelia takes mentorship seriously. Janelia postdocs receive one-on-one:

  • Career coaching

  • Training in grant writing and seminar speaking

  • Consultation on poster design and presentation

  • Opportunities for chalk talks and other interview training

  • Exposure to a wide range of science-related careers

Like all Janelia employees, postdocs at Janelia have access to campus amenities, including childcare, housing, on campus recreation, and a shuttle bus service to the DC metro area.

If you’re interested in a Janelia postdoc, please contact our lab heads directly. 4DCP labs open for postdoc applicants include the Espinosa Medina lab, Shaohe Wang lab, Jiefu Li lab, Yin Liu lab and Sgro lab.