Postdoctoral Biodesign Training Program

The TL1 Postdoctoral Biodesign Training Program is a collaborative effort of the Johns Hopkins  Schools  of Medicine, Public Health, Engineering, and Nursing funded by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research through a National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award.

The 2021 application period is closed.



Our mission is to provide postdoctoral trainees an introduction to interdisciplinary patient-centered translational research in biodesign, helping to bridge the gap to improve the process for translating biomedical discoveries into clinical applications that improve human health.

Program Description

Two tracks

  1. Team project leading to Master’s degree under the JHU Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID)
  2. Mentor-led project in any Department

Core Experiences Provided

  • Training in design/conduct/analysis of clinical research in team settings; protocol and IRB preparation, data collection and analysis; manuscript writing
  • Multi-level mentoring support
  • Apprenticeship and mentorship – Hands on research
  • Engagement in related career development activities
  • Access to ICTR Programs and Resources
  • Biostatistical Resources Core Support
  • Presentation of research project at national meeting

    TL1 Postdoc Application

    • Apply Online via SLATE Application
    • Requirements
      • Personal statement – Describe the vision for your career, list significant accomplishments and what makes you believe that this is the right program you. Address specific plans that you will pursue once you conclude this program. (2 page max)
      • Resume/Curriculum vitae including list of publications
      • Up to 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • Unofficial Transcripts from all academic training
      • Only U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents are eligible for this training program.