2010 call for postdoctoral trainee applications

November 17, 2009

DEADLINE: February 1, 2010

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) is now accepting applications for three (3) post-doctoral fellows to be funded by the HSCI’s NIH Training Grant. Training Grant appointments cover the following costs:

  • Stipend
  • Travel support to attend one major conference
  • Training related expenses

Trainees will work in the lab of a specific PI, their primary mentor, and have a team of additional mentors to guide and inform their work. Students may choose a PI from the list of HSCI Principal Faculty. Other mentors will be assigned by the Training Grant Committee.

Post-doctoral Eligibility Requirements: Post-doctoral candidates must hold a PhD, MD, MD/PhD or comparable doctorate degree (such as DO or DVM) from an accredited U.S. or foreign institution by the beginning of their appointment date. (For 2010 trainees, the anticipated start date is July 1, 2010; appointments are for a minimum of one year with an expectation of two.) Prior research is highly preferred, although some exceptions, especially in the case of medical candidates, may be made.

Additional NIH Eligibility Requirements:

  • Candidates must hold a permanent visa or possess U.S. citizenship.
  • For candidates proposing hESC research, such research may only use federally approved hESC lines and must follow any associated use restrictions in compliance with NIH guidelines.

Appointed post-doctoral trainees will be responsible for completing the following during their training grant term:

  • Developing a training plan, along with three mentors; and
  • Completing the Theory and Practice in Stem Cell Biology course; and
  • Receiving instruction on Responsible Conduct of Research; and
  • Supervising an undergraduate student, graduate student or research technician; and
  • Participating in educational research-related activities (lab meetings, seminar series, disease program meetings and think tanks, ethics brown bags, retreat, etc.)
  • Presenting work, orally and via poster, annually at an HSCI Training Grant forum; and
  • Participating in career development opportunities (speaking and poster opportunities, career development courses

All trainees are encouraged to conduct original and significant research and publish in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals. All trainees are also encouraged to actively participate in school-age education opportunities around the Boston area, such as granting interviews to students for school projects, responding to questions from the public regarding their science, and/or being shadowed by students and teachers.

Application Process:

  • Current curriculum vitae & list of publications
  • Proposed project description (3 pages max, including references)

Please submit 3 letters of recommendation. One letter must be from the PI, primary mentor, in whose lab the applicant will conduct their research.

Please contact Kate Chen, HSCI Associate Director of Gifts & Grants, at kate_chen@harvard.edu or 617-384-9512, with any questions.

The deadline for applications has now past.

See also: 2009, Announcement