T32 Critical Care Research Training

Under the auspices of an NIH T32 training grant, the Emory Critical Care Center and the Department of Surgery of the Emory University School of Medicine offers a post-doctoral critical care research fellowship. Applicants to the program should be dedicated to developing critical care research expertise in preparation for academic leadership.

Craig Coopersmith, MD, director of the Emory Critical Care Center, vice chair of research for the Emory Department of Surgery, and one of the top investigators of sepsis and shock in the country, directs the Emory critical care research fellowship.

T32 Critical Care Research Fellows in the Lab with Dr. Coopersmith

Program Overview

By definition, critical care encompasses a wide range of illnesses across the entire spectrum of age. The program has been designed to mimic this broad scope by giving trainees access to mentors with expertise in basic science, translational, and clinical research, and by providing research opportunities that span the entire age range of critical illness, from neonates to geriatrics.

The multidisciplinary nature of critical care research will be reflected in the diversity of the program's faculty mentors, who will come from the Emory departments of surgery, medicine, pediatrics, and biomedical informatrics, and will possess well-established records of collaboration in research and training.


Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution.

NIH funding for this position requires that trainees hold either U.S. citizenship or permanent residence.


Research will be based within the Emory Critical Care Center, which is associated with the following hospitals in the Atlanta area: 


Salary will be based upon NIH guidelines for postdoctoral compensation. Candidates will also receive a full package of benefits from Emory University.


Applicants must submit:

  1. Formal application letter via e-mail that includes education, qualifications, and career and research goals.
  2. CV
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. Proof of U.S. citizenship or residency status.

Emory University is an equal opportunity employer. Minority, disadvantaged, and disabled applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please direct application questions to Craig Coopersmith, MD, at cmcoop3@emory.edu.