2016 #UCDavis CTSC T32 Post-doctoral Training Program

UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center

T32 Post-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program
Call for Applications

Deadline to submit: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically in a single PDF file to:

Connie Koog at cdkoog

The CTSC is pleased to announce a call for Post-doctoral applicants to receive research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored T32 Post-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program (CTSC-T32). The CTSC-T32 program is part of a fully integrated approach by the UC Davis CTSC to advance research education and training for multidisciplinary, clinical and translational investigators working to improve human health. The overall goal of the T32 program is to provide post-doctoral scholars with skills required to develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research relevant to human health. The CTSC-T32 training program is expected to strongly advantage scholars in preparing for successful careers in translational research.

Post-doctoral scholars pursuing health related research at UC Davis are eligible to apply. Scholars will be selected based on a competitive application process in which student academic qualifications, career goals, and the quality of the training environment will be important considerations for funding.

Applicants must work with a UC Davis faculty mentor and develop a proposed research plan in consultation with that mentor to be submitted with the application. Award recipients are required to make a two year (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018) commitment to all components of the training program; which includes the proposed research, didactic instruction and exposure to clinical care. Scholars may earn a master’s in clinical research, if they choose, during the training.

Awardees will receive a stipend, funds for research and travel expenses. For those pursuing the MAS in Clinical Research, full tuition will be covered. Please be advised that the research budget must be administered under the current NIH directive with respect to clinical trial research and can only be used to offset research costs that do not directly support clinical trials. For example, T32 funds may not be used to pay subjects or purchase medications. In addition, all funds must be managed by UC Davis, and not by off-site entities. As always, direct billing for services is permitted. All budgetary items should be reviewed and approved prior to initiating studies.

PLEASE NOTE: All funding is contingent upon final NIH Notice of Award for the CTSC grant.

Eligibility Criteria:

· Current UC Davis postdoctoral scholar or eligible for recruitment to UC Davis

· U.S. citizen, noncitizen nationals, or have legal admission into the U. S. as a permanent citizen at the time of application

· Strong academic credentials and good communication skills

· Ability to commit to all requirements of the training program, including an observer in selected clinical rotations

· Proposed research project must be relevant to human health

· Interest in developing a career in multidisciplinary, translational biomedical research

· Identification of a faculty mentor and strong mentor support

Application Instructions:

Applications with supporting documents, which include: a copy of your CV, two letters of recommendation, one must be from your proposed faculty mentor and that mentor’s biosketch in a single PDF file; submitted by email to Connie Koog at: cdkoog. No paper applications will be accepted.

Applications will be reviewed by a CTSC committee chaired by program directors Dr. Nicholas Kenyon and Dr. Julie Schweitzer.

For questions, please contact Connie 916-703-9132 or cdkoog@ucdavis.edu.

2016 T32 Postdoc Call_Final.pdf

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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