Joslin Fellows in the Lab.

Training the Next Generation of Diabetes Researchers

Joslin is committed to training the next generation of researchers focused on diabetes. We offer the largest diabetes-specific training program in the world and welcome more than 100 MD and PhD fellows each year.

Our internationally recognized faculty includes leaders in immunology, vascular biology, islet biology, insulin action, diabetes complications, psychosocial research, genetics, and epidemiology. As a Harvard Medical School affiliate, our faculty includes 14 full-time professors.

Fellows from all over the world come to Joslin to learn basic and advanced scientific techniques, from morphology to genetics, genomics, and proteomics. More than half of our bench research labs collaborate with physicians in our clinic, and as a result, fellows expand their horizons by being exposed to the latest advances and clinical care.

How to Apply

Postdoctoral positions at Joslin are usually arranged directly between applicants and individual faculty members. To begin the process, applicants typically do thorough literature reviews in their area of scientific interest, and then review the work and publications of the potential mentor.

Applicants should send a cover letter and updated CV directly to the potential Joslin mentor/investigator. Applicants may also speak directly to potential mentor/investigators at professional meetings or other academic gatherings. Joslin faculty may advertise postdoctoral positions in scientific publications.

International Fellows

Once a postdoc applicant has accepted a position at Joslin, their Investigator will contact the Research Programs Administrator in the Office of Sponsored Research. For international postdocs the Research Programs Administrator will help coordinator the visa application process. Joslin is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, thus the Harvard International Office will sponsor the visas for Joslin international postdocs.

All foreign postdocs will receive a useful guide to Boston, Welcome to Boston upon arrival that has practical information to help facilitate the adjustment to living in Boston.