Post-doctoral Training

Our goal is to develop a diverse group of committed, highly trained and competitive investigators from a pool of PhDs and professionals (MD, DMD, DDS, DVM) who seek to obtain collaborative, multidisciplinary research experience and develop careers in oral health and related systemic health research. 

Post-doctoral training is a major institutional strength at the Forsyth Institute. Countless scientists have trained at Forsyth over the past century. Today, our alumni are leaders in academia, industry, and research institutes world-wide. We have opportunities through individual labs, fellowships, and an NIH-supported training grant. 

Trainees will find principal research homes with well-funded and published mentors among our scientists.

The Forsyth Institute seeks highly competitive recent DDS, DMD, PhD, or MD graduates for postdoctoral positions in the fields of mineralized tissue development and disease, immunology, microbiome/microbiology, oral health, and epidemiology or biostatistics relating to these. Postdoctoral training is a major strength at Forsyth and is funded, in part, by a T90/R90 Institutional Postdoctoral Training award, supported by NIDCR. Support is available for up to three years. Training is available for clinicians and/or research scientists who seek to obtain collaborative, multidisciplinary research training (basic, translational, or clinical) applicable to oral and craniofacial diseases conditions and disorders. Training will take advantage of the most current scientific and collaborative strategies. Most trainees must be US citizens or hold the "green card" at the time of appointment. There are limited spaces for international positions.

Interested individuals should fill out the application (available in PDF or Word) and send a current curriculum vitae, a description of research interests, contact information for three references, and the name of the desired Forsyth laboratory/mentor. Applicants are encouraged to contact potential Forsyth mentors directly to discuss scientific interests and possibility for training. Please submit application materials by December 15, 2019 to Alecha Pantaleon, Senior Administrative Manager.  Please direct inquiries to Dr. Thomas Van Dyke, Program Director. 

The Forsyth post-doctoral training program also provides career development apart from the bench/clinical research component. Opportunities include: tutorials and seminars in grantsmanship; grant writing skills; successful teaching and presentation; and integrity in scientific research. There are also opportunities to mentor emerging high school and dental student scientists.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/V

Dr. Thomas Van Dyke, Program Director

Current Forsyth Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Staff Associates

Pooja Balani, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Alex Bontempo, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Batbileg Bor, PhD
Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Baptiste Depalle, PhD
Staff Associate
Wei Gao, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ana Gil de Bona, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Audrey Rakian, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Rubie Rakian, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Tabita Ramirez-Puebla, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Fabian Schulte, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Maren Teichmann, DMD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A New Paradigm

"Forsyth gives scientists the freedom to investigate new ways of thinking about problems. As a result, we can move forward rapidly because of our ability to establish productive collaborations and recruit the most promising post-docs."