The T32: Training the Next Generation of Surgeon-Scientists in Pancreatology has an opening for a highly motivated T32 NRSA postdoctoral fellow with an interest in benign pancreatic disease research. Each trainee will be mentored by a collaborative, multidisciplinary team of a surgeon-scientist (a clinical mentor) and a basic/translational scientist (a basic mentor) with the goal of developing surgeon-scientists trained in collaborative, transdisciplinary, translational research in the Department of Surgery at University of Minnesota Medical School. 

This position will have an anticipated length of 1 or 2 years and will focus on one or more areas of investigation: (1) pathogenesis of acute and chronic pancreatitis, (2) chronic pancreatitis, (3) management of severe acute pancreatitis, (4) development of novel therapeutic agents for patients with pancreatic diseases, including pancreatic cancer, (5) Cell-based therapies for treatment and prevention of diabetes, including pancreatic islet autotransplants, allotransplants, and xenotransplants.

How to Apply

Eligible Candidates:

  • General Surgery Residents or post-residency trainees
  • At the time of a trainee award, the applicant must be a citizen; noncitizen national of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

Applicants should submit their CV and letter of interest to Masato Yamamoto, MD, PhD, at


  • Identify current gaps in benign clinical care for pancreatic disease
  • Develop and execute basic, translational, or clinical outcomes research projects addressing gaps in clinical care
  • Publish 8-15 publications/chapters/abstracts at the conclusion of research years
  • Collaborate with surgical, medicine, and gastroenterology fellows, residents, and other attendings
  • Attend grand rounds, conferences, and national meetings
  • Present research at pancreas-related conferences
  • Complete a Masters in Surgical Sciences