This is a fully-funded, 2 year immersive laboratory experience designed to provide recent college graduates with additional research experience to make them competitive for advanced careers in biomedical science. This program is focused on providing research experience in modern developmental biology and diverse regenerative medicine labs. Postbaccalaureate researchers will also participate in career development workshops and seminars.


We are looking for recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing PhD and MD/PhD programs, but who 1) don’t have sufficient research experience to be competitive for such programs and 2) aren’t sure if a PhD or MD/PhD program is right for them and want more time in a research-intensive program to experience what life is like as a graduate student.

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. We encourage applications of highly motivated individuals regardless of race, gender, creed, or nationality.


Our application cycle opens in late winter/early spring, with interviews happening in the spring. Accepted trainees will begin as a cohort in August of 2022. The program is designed to last for two years, ending in July of 2024.


Gain valuable research experience working in world-class labs on fundamental and translational research projects. Receive mentoring and guidance on scientific communication and graduate school applications and interviews through our career development curriculum.


Sounds good, right? If you think you are interesting in applying, look through our eligibility requirements, pick faculty mentors who you would be interested in working with, and submit your application!