In an effort to continuously develop the next generation of bold innovators, the Eshelman Institute for Innovation offers two postdoctoral fellowship positions.


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellowship

A two-year postdoctoral training program designed to gain experience with the following:

  • Promoting entrepreneurship
  • Identifying, protecting, and commercializing intellectual property
  • Educating and training faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows in entrepreneurship and the commercialization of IP
  • Activities supporting the Eshelman Institute for Innovation granting and technology outreach process
  • Supporting the development and commercialization of IP
  • Assisting companies with securing space at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, UNC-Chapel Hill, and beyond
  • Managing the Eshelman Institute for Innovation MicroIncubator, which included the development and execution of facility and equipment use agreements
  • Collaborating with the Office of Technology Commercialization at UNC Chapel-Hill and other entities on and off campus that are involved in entrepreneurial development, IP, and commercialization

Innovation and Translation Fellowship

A two-year postdoctoral training program designed to gain experience with the following:

  • Supporting the education of faculty, staff and students focused on the process of innovative idea generation to launch of a product with commercialization and/or some other high impact potential
  • Scouting and supporting entrepreneurial technologies and intrapreneurial activities within the School
  • Reviewing and optimizing grant submission, review and progress reporting criteria
  • Conducting diligence around ongoing programmatic grants including assessing scientific progress against award milestones, tracking budget spend, and developing sustainability plans
  • Supporting the development of commercialization plans for new and ongoing technology development
  • Refining business plans and operational launch plans for newly funded programmatic grants
  • Reporting impact of grants
  • Supporting outreach and branding of the Institute
  • Other duties as assigned