The University of Kansas / Haskell Indian Nations University Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) postdoctoral training program is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows to begin August 2016. Please see the IRACDA Position Description for more information about the available positions.


  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must complete their doctoral degree before beginning their postdoctoral training.
  • Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups and institutions are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

  • The official application is available online at (Search "staff openings" then "IRACDA").
  • Return letters of support to Ms. Kirsten Yunuba Stephens at the address indicated on the official online application or at
  • Initial review date: Friday, April 1, 2017

Identifying a research mentor at KU:

A research lab and mentor should be identified prior to applying to the program, and applicants should contact their potential research mentor prior to completing the official online application. The PI is available to assist in the identification of potential research labs. IRACDA faculty mentors include:

De Guzman, Roberto Molecular Biosciences
Hancock, Lynn Medicinal Chemistry
Hanson, Paul Chemistry
Hefty, P. Scott Molecular Biosciences
Lamb, Audrey Molecular Biosciences
Lundquist, Erik Molecular Biosciences
Lunte, Susan M. Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Middaugh, Russ Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Muma, Nancy Pharmacology & Toxicology
Neufeld, Kristi Molecular Biosciences
Picking, William Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Peterson, Blake Medicinal Chemistry
Prisinzano, Thomas Medicinal Chemistry
Rosa-Molinar, Eduardo Pharmacology & Toxicology
Short, Andrew Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Siahaan, Teruna Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Soper, Steven A. Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering
Ward, Joy K. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Wolfe, Michael S. Medicinal Chemistry
Xu, Liang Molecular Biosciences


Established faculty members of interest to the applicant may be considered at the PI's discretion. Please contact Dr. Roberto N. De Guzman to determine the eligibility of a potential mentor at KU who is not on the list.

For information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Roberto N. De Guzman
Professor, Molecular Biosciences
PI, KU / Haskell IRACDA Program
(785) 864-4923

For assistance with the application process, please contact:

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