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February Announcements

Details below!


Announcements from the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs

Important Announcements

Featured Article

Featured Research Trainee

Events

Career Development and Training

Job Openings

Funding Support


New Academic Programs Officer

This month, the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs (ATOP) welcomes a new Academic Programs Officer, Sara Rego, PhD. After earning her doctoral degree in biochemistry from the University of Bristol in the UK, she accepted a postdoctoral position at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. During her fellowship, Sara volunteered for the Hopkins postdoctoral association, serving as a peer counselor and coordinating numerous events and seminars. This experience inspired her to pursue a career in academic training and facilitated her transition into administration. In her position as Academic Programs Officer, Sara will be developing training initiatives and one-on-one counseling programs. Sara likes anything chocolate, singing loudly in her car, and kicking back with a jigsaw puzzle.


Attention International Postdocs

The Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs (ATOP) is committed to fostering an inclusive environment at the Research Institute that is able to meet the unique needs of our postdoctoral trainees. We want to hear from international postdocs to learn how we can better support you. In the coming month, ATOP will be hosting an informal information session to get first-hand feedback from our international postdoc community.

If you identify as an international postdoctoral fellow and are interested in attending this event, please complete this brief SURVEY which will help us plan the session. Also, be sure to keep an eye out for communications about upcoming events!

Please reach out to Paulette McRae, PhD This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


Featured Article: 2018 Faculty Salaries Report Shows Salaries Have Increased

AAMCNews explains that the AAMC's newly released 2018 Faculty Salary Report highlights average salaries across medical school departments and specialties, academic ranks, and degrees. Faculty salaries at medical schools increased an average of 2.7% in the last fiscal year (FY), from $273,400 in FY 2017 to $280,700 in FY 2018. Online access to the report, which includes detailed information related to specialties, rank, and more, is available to individuals at AAMC-member institutions for a reduced price.


February Featured CHOP Research Trainee: Vanessa Muñoz, Graduate Student

The February Featured CHOP Research Trainee is Vanessa Muñoz, a graduate student. To learn more about Vanessa and her amazing achievements, continue reading below.

 

CHOP Research Trainee: Graduate Student

Institution where I received my undergraduate degree: Brown University

Institution where I am receiving/received my graduate degree: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Degree(s) Pursuing/Degree(s) Received: PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology

Area of study/concentration: Microbiology

CHOP department or lab: Infectious Diseases

Primary research mentor or lab supervisor: Joseph W. St. Geme

My research interests include: Bacterial Genetics, Pathogen-Host Interactions, Immunology

Current research project description: My research focuses on the emerging pediatric pathogen, Kingella kingae, which is one of the leading causes of bone and joint infections in children between 6 and 36 months of age. K. kingae disease progression is thought to start with colonization of the respiratory tract, evasion of the oral mucosal host innate immune response, and finally survival within the hostile intravascular environment to disseminate to the site of infection. My research has demonstrated that two surface polysaccharides expressed by K. kingae, the polysaccharide capsule and exopolysaccharide, are necessary for full K. kingae virulence in an infant rat model and promote evasion of innate immune components, such as complement and neutrophils. Ultimately, the goal of my project is to unveil bacterial determinants and mechanisms that underpin host immune evasion by K. kingae and to identify candidate targets for vaccine development.

Biggest accomplishment in my life: I was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and chosen to speak at the Annual Philadelphia Infection and Immunity forum in 2017.

Career aspiration: My career aspiration is to become a professor and run my own lab.

I pursued this academic/career journey because: I pursued my PhD in microbiology to study the diverse roles of microbes at the cellular and molecular level and their ability to adapt and thrive in different environments.

Originally, I am from: I was born in New Jersey and grew up in Connecticut

Growing up, I wanted to be a: Lottery number TV announcer

Favorite TV show: Wheel of Fortune

Last book I read: The power by Naomi Alderman

Favorite song: Electricity by Silk City

To relieve stress, I will: Play recreational sports, mainly flag football and ultimate Frisbee, and rock climb. I also have a bunny, Gustavo Alejandro, who provides me with plenty of emotional support.

Dream travel destination: The Andes Mountains in Peru to visit Machu Picchu


 Currently Accepting Nominations for Featured CHOP Research Trainees

The Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs is accepting nominations for CHOP trainees to be featured in the monthly announcements. Eligible trainees (including graduate students, postdocs, psychology fellows, and physician fellows) can be nominated by CHOP faculty, staff and fellow trainees. The goal of this feature is to highlight our trainees' achievements and to allow the CHOP community to get to know them beyond their research. Please take a moment and nominate a well-deserving trainee to be highlighted for all that they do to advance pediatric research, train and inspire the next generation, and give back to the community.

If you would like to nominate a trainee to be featured, please email Paulette McRae, PhD, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


2019 Faculty Luncheon Series

We are pleased to announce that this year's series will consist of 4 sessions as outlined below. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!

Session 5: Treating Thalassemia: Thinking 'Out of the Box'

Presenter: Stefano Rivella, PhD

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: ARC 123-ABC

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Session 6: Uncovering Neuronal Type Specific Vulnerabilities to Childhood Neurodegenerative Disorders

Presenter: Naiara Aquizu-Lopez, PhD

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: ARC 123-ABC

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Session 7: Mitochondrial Metabolism and Diabetes Prevention

Presenter: Shana McCormack, MD, MTR

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: ARC 123-ABC

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Session 8: Title TBD

Presenter: Jorge Henao-Mejia, MD, PhD

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: ARC 123-ABC

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Session 9: Title TBD

Presenter: Louis Ghanem, MD, PhD

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: ARC 123-ABC

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Please contact Caressa Sanford (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.


 

Emerging Innovators in Pediatric Science - Celebrate Colleagues, Build Community, February 20, March 20

Join us as we celebrate the next generation of research pioneers in the Emerging Innovators in Pediatric Science seminar series, beginning in late January 2019. This series, organized by the Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs (ATOP), recognizes exceptional non-faculty researchers-in-training and research staff who have produced high impact research at Children's Hospital. All speakers for the series have been nominated by their Department Chair, Division Chief or Faculty Mentor and represent a variety of scientific disciplines and research areas.

Program Goals

  • Provide a forum for outstanding non-faculty researchers to present and discuss their science
  • Celebrate the successes of future leaders in pediatric research
  • Build community and collaboration among colleagues and the broader CHOP community

Event Dates

The Emerging Innovators program will include two more sessions in 2019. Each session will be followed by a Networking Reception for all meeting attendees. Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Abramson Research Center, Room 123-ABC

*Networking Reception to Follow Event at 12:00 p.m.

For more information about the February session, please click HERE.

 

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Colket Translational Research Building, 1100-B

*Networking Reception to Follow Event at 12:00 p.m.

 

For more information, contact Janet Stuart at 267-426-7496 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) Series | Registration Now Open for 2019

Collaborate with leading scientists on cutting-edge research and learn about the latest scientific developments in your field.

The FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) Series provides a unique platform to promote scientific interchange between experts and early career professionals. Each conference is packed with lectures, poster sessions, career workshops, and networking. Start planning your scientific calendar for the new year.

Click HERE to view a summary, keynote speaker, registration rates, and deadlines.

FASEB offers three main types of travel awards to SRC attendees. Be sure to review eligibility requirements and application instructions before submitting your application!


Third Annual Clinical Application of CAR T Cells, March 14-15, 2019

Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center presents the third annual Clinical Application of CAR T cells from March 14 to 15 at the Zuckerman Research Center in New York City. MSK faculty, along with national and international experts, will discuss the clinical and translational aspects of cell therapies (CARs, TCRs, NKs), both for hematologic malignancies and solid tumors.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Carl H. June, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The target audience includes medical oncologists and oncology fellows, basic scientists, research fellows, nurses, clinical trial research staff, immunologists, and surgeons with an interest in tumor immunology and immunotherapy.

Call for Abstracts

Participants are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the course. Abstracts will be selected on the basis of their scientific merit and content quality. Presenting author(s) of selected abstracts will be notified of presentation either at the poster session or as mini-oral presentation at the Rapid-Fire session in the main program.

Submission deadline: February 15, 2019

For more information or to submit an abstract, visit: mskcc.org/cartcell


2019 CHOP Research Institute Poster Day and Scientific Symposium to be Held on May 21-22

In 2019, the CHOP Research Institute will bring together its largest community-building events, CHOP Research Poster Day and the Scientific Symposium, to create a two-day celebration of all-things-research. Poster Day, normally held in February of each year, will take place on May 21. The annual Scientific Symposium will take place on the following day, May 22.

This change is intended to streamline and enrich these CHOP community-based events. Participants can expect more opportunities to interact and to engage with colleagues at both CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania. Scientific presentations, receptions and award ceremonies will be supplemented with additional time to network and celebrate a year of research and innovation. The entire CHOP community is invited to attend.

Please SAVE THE DATES for the 2019 CHOP Research Institute Poster Day and Scientific Symposium:

  • Poster Day - Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (Poster Day abstract submission opens on March 1)   

This year marks the 28th anniversary of CHOP Research Poster Day, an annual celebration of the groundbreaking research happening throughout Children's Hospital. This event includes poster presentations from researchers-in-training who will share their exciting discoveries with the CHOP community. Please join us in acknowledging the valuable contributions of the next generation of pediatric scientists and clinicians.

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  • Scientific Symposium - Wednesday, May 22, 2019  

The theme of the 2019 symposium is “Big Data,” and will focus on the advances that CHOP researchers have made in the booming area of genomics and data science. Our keynote speaker, Olga G. Troyanskaya, PhD, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University, will present “Decoding the genome: deep learning approaches for uncovering molecular basis of disease.” Yi Xing, PhD, Director of the Center for Computational and Genomic Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will chair the Scientific Symposium.

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Additional details and a full agenda for this two day celebration will be available in the coming months.


RCR Web Site February Feature: Peer Review

Do you believe that the peer review system provides protection against bias due to personal, professional and financial conflicts of interest? Tell us what you think by participating in the February Opinion Poll located on the RCR Web site. Learn what occurs during an NIH grant review meeting, become familiar with reviewer responsibilities for journal articles, and recognize the ethical issues that can impact the process.

The RCR Web site provides education, policy and training resources that encourage best practices and promote scientific integrity. For more information about CHOP’s RCR program or Web site, contact Janet Stuart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 267-426-7496.


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) In-Person Training

The CHOP RCR program promotes ethical research practices based on regulatory standards and professional guidelines. RCR covers a range of topics. Review your RCR Training Requirements and register today for in-person Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. 

Upcoming sessions will be held on:

RCR 2: Thursday, March 14, 2019

RCR 1: Friday, April 5, 2019

RCR 2: Friday, May 17, 2019


Junior Investigator Preliminary/Feasibility Grant Program

The Center for Human Phenomic Science (CHPS) will soon be accepting research proposals to be considered for the Junior Investigator Preliminary/Feasibility Grant Program (JIPGP). The primary goal of the CHPS Junior Investigator Preliminary/Feasibility Grant Program (JIPGP) is to encourage junior investigators to develop clinical research projects that will ultimately lead to competitive extramural funding and a career in Clinical Translational Research Center-focused clinical investigation. The awards are designed to allow junior faculty members and M.D., Ph.D. or D.M.D. post-doctoral trainees with appropriate mentors to obtain funds for pilot projects that are investigator-initiated, human-based, CHPS studies that will enable an applicant to obtain preliminary data.

The grants will be available at each institution effective June 1, 2019.

Award Dates:

  • Application Receipt Deadline: March 1, 2019 at Noon
  • Notification of Award (tentative): April 19, 2019
  • Funding Period: June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020

Please click HERE for eligibility criteria, proposal instructions, documents and additional details.

For questions, please contact Tracey Caputo, PENN CHPS Business Administrator at Tel: 215-898-8264, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or John Krall, CHOP CHPS Administrative director at Tel: 267-425-1790, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience at Quinnipiac University

The Department of Psychology at Quinnipiac University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Behavioral Neuroscience to begin Fall 2019. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses in behavioral neuroscience as well as some combination of required sequence courses (Introductory Psychology, Statistics, Introductory and Advanced Research Methods, and Senior Capstone). The department is particularly interested in an individual with a research specialization in behavioral, clinical, or molecular neuroscience using traditional or nontraditional animal models or human subjects.

For more information about the position and applying, please click HERE.


Marine Biological Laboratory 2019 Advanced Research Training Courses

Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) courses offer invaluable training in experimental design and implementation. They also offer an unparalleled opportunity for young scientists to interact with leading researchers in their field and to hear about their newest results and research plans. Networking and mentoring are also a fundamental part of the MBL courses and can create connections among students and between students and faculty that will last students their entire academic career. Alumni of MBL courses regularly call the experience "transformative," telling us that their time at MBL stimulated their thinking and gave them the confidence and courage to pursue their own scientific ideas.

If you are interested in visiting the MBL in person to see why an MBL summer course is such an important training experience for upper level students, we would love to host your visit. Please feel free to reach out to members of the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Education Department is very interested in increasing the diversity of the students in the advanced courses. Therefore, the admission process is need-blind, and that financial aid up to 100% of course costs is available for accepted students.

To learn about the MBL courses, click HERE.


Analytical Researcher, Medical Devices for ECRI Institute

CrossCheq is an industry-leading, unbiased database that allows healthcare facilities to quickly identify alternate medical products that are functionally equivalent. Scientists supporting this work are responsible for researching medical-surgical supplies or implants, identifying key performance indicators, and performing quality assurance analysis of product data. Additional responsibilities include updating product information to keep the CrossCheq database current and supporting CrossCheq client requests.

To find out more information about this position, please click HERE.


Senior Analytical Researcher, Medical Devices for ECRI Institute

CrossCheq is an industry-leading, unbiased database that allows healthcare facilities to quickly identify alternate medical products that are functionally equivalent. Scientists supporting this work are responsible for researching medical-surgical supplies or implants, identifying key performance indicators, and performing quality assurance analysis of product data. Additional responsibilities include updating product information to keep the CrossCheq database current and supporting CrossCheq client requests.

To find out more information about this position, please click HERE.


Tenure-Track Investigator Clinical Research in Neuroscience

The Intramural Research Programs (IRP) of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites outstanding individuals to apply for a tenure-track position in areas of clinical or translational research in mental health. The NIMH IRP currently has clinical research programs to support new applicants in the areas of child and adult psychiatry, cognitive/affective neuroscience, mood and anxiety, psychosis, and functional imaging (MRI, PET, MRS, and MEG). These programs operate in one of the largest and most active neuroscience research communities in the world. Facilities include state-of-the-art neuroimaging and in-patient and out-patient programs within the NIH Clinical Center, all dedicated to research, and located on the NIH Campus, Bethesda, Maryland. Visit www.nimh.nih.gov and www.clinicalcenter.nih.gov for more information.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, bibliography, statement of research interests, and have three letters of reference sent to: Susan G. Amara, Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health, c/o Jane Schriver via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.., indicating "Tenure-Track Recruit" in the subject line. Please include in your CV a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.

Applications will begin to be reviewed on or about February 5, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. HHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.


Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator in Laboratory of Viral Diseases

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is recruiting a tenure-track/tenure-eligible investigator in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases (LVD) for the Division of Intramural Research (DIR).

The NIAID is seeking an outstanding individual to develop a vigorous independent program focused on the establishment and use of animal models to investigate emerging or re-emerging viruses pathogenic to humans, including the development and evaluation of vaccines and therapeutics targeting these pathogens. Applicants must have an MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field with extensive postdoctoral experience, as well as a strong publication record demonstrating their potential for creative research. The ideal candidate would have expertise in immunology, virology, and/or vaccine development and will be expected to develop a vigorous research program that includes basic and translational research on medically relevant viruses or vaccine immunology. The incumbent will also benefit from unique opportunities to interact with other members of LVD and DIR who perform basic and translational research on viruses and other infectious diseases.

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae (CV), bibliography, and a two- to three-page detailed statement of your research plan that includes how your expertise will contribute to the success of the LVD program. Additionally, three letters of reference must be sent directly from the referees. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities in which you have been involved, especially those involving women and persons from other groups underrepresented in biomedical research. Submit all application materials to Dr. Sarah Cavanaugh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates may also contact Dr. Ted Pierson, Chief, LVD, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information about this position. Visit NIAID Careers for more information about NIAID and additional career opportunities. HHS, NIH, and NIAID are equal opportunity employers. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


Tenure Track Investigator Longitudinal Studies Section

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), Intramural Research Program (IRP), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a Tenure-Track Investigator (Epidemiology) within the Longitudinal Studies Section (LSS) of the Translational Gerontology Branch (TGB), in Baltimore, MD. The position includes an attractive set-up package and operating budget, as well as access to comprehensive NIA core facilities and to the unique and extensive resources of the NIH.

Eligible candidates must have a PhD or MD (or MD, PhD) or equivalent doctoral degree in the Epidemiology or related fields with experience handling epidemiological studies. The position requires experience in aging and age-related disease. An ideal candidate would have experience developing translational research from the findings of epidemiological studies.

To apply, please send cover letter, curriculum vitae and bibliography (including a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from other groups which are underrepresented in biomedical research), statement of research interest (1-2 pages), and three letters of recommendation to: Jamie Hertzfelt, Intramural Program Specialist; Office of the Scientific Director, Vacancy # NIA-IRP-19-01, National Institute on Aging, NIH Biomedical Research Center, 251 Bayview Blvd., Suite 100, Room 04C232, Baltimore, Maryland 21224 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The first review of applications will begin on or about January 2, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Bucher-Jackson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Sciences at Bryn Mawr College

The Bryn Mawr College Department of Psychology seeks a Bucher-Jackson Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sciences for the academic year 2019-2020, beginning on August 1, 2019. The fellowship is renewable for a second year. This is a combined teaching and research fellowship, with the expectation that the fellow will teach two courses each year. The Ph.D. degree is required by the start date.

This fellowship is in the area of Behavioral Neuroscience. The postdoc will be studying the neurobiological response to stress, and how this may lead to behavioral phenotypes relevant to mental health such as cognitive impairment, sleep deficits, and changes in appetite in the laboratory of Dr. Laura Grafe. The successful candidate should have experience with rodent behavior. Proficiency with stereotaxic surgery and immunohistochemistry is desirable, but not required. This position will also involve mentoring undergraduate students in the lab. The teaching responsibilities may include core neuroscience courses, laboratory courses, or upper level courses in the area of the postdoctoral fellow's expertise.

To apply for this fellowship, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research proposal and statement of teaching philosophy by February 15, 2019 to the Bucher-Jackson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Sciences Search Committee via Interfolio. In addition, you will need to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Search Committee. Applications received by February 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.

Located in metropolitan Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women and has strong consortial relationships with Harvard College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr has a student body of 1,300 undergraduates, as well as 350 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. It is a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who share an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. The College supports faculty excellence in both research and teaching and is committed to social justice and inclusion in the classroom and in the community at large. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

If you have questions about the position, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.., Assistant Professor of Psychology.


Open Rank Tenure Track Position on Substance Abuse at Penn State University

The Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH) in the College of Health and Human Development announces an open-rank tenure line faculty position to start in August 2019 that integrates behavioral and biological approaches to examine substance abuse in vulnerable populations. Interdisciplinary and developmentally informed research programs that examine how environmental factors (e.g., early life trauma, developmental stress, impoverished social and physical environments) interact with biological factors (e.g., brain development, genetics) to increase adolescent/young adult susceptibility to substance abuse disorders and addiction are of particular interest. This position is part of a major strategic hire at Penn State to build scientific leadership and increase Penn State's capacity for high impact, interdisciplinary, translational, and community-engaged collaborations to combat substance abuse and addiction.

Candidates should demonstrate an established interdisciplinary research program, and a successful history of external funding, that integrates behavioral and biological approaches to examine substance abuse. We welcome candidates with research programs that integrate multiple levels of analysis, including those of a biological, social, and/or societal context. A doctorate in neuroscience, behavioral science, psychology, biology, sociology, public health, genetics, biostatistics or a related field is required. BBH seeks a faculty member who is interested in and committed to participating in an inter-disciplinary of scholars at Penn State contributing to the mission of the new Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA).

To learn more about this position and/or apply, please click HERE.


Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Genetics

The Department of Genetics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks an outstanding tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to fill one of several new faculty positions in Genetics. The department hosts one of the oldest undergraduate majors in Genetics in the country, is a member of a strong Ph.D program, and runs a new Genetic Counseling masters program. We are part of a vibrant and interactive research community at Rutgers, an elite research institution, topping $608 million in yearly research funding (FY2017). Rutgers Life and Biomedical Sciences includes over 200 faculty members in the Departments of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Candidates must have a PhD and/or MD, a demonstrated record of significant research, the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator, and a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students.

Applicants should submit a CV, a detailed statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and full contact information for three individuals willing to provide letters of reference.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please click HERE.


Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Computational Genetics

The Department of Genetics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks outstanding tenture-track Assistant or Associate Professors to complement the existing faculty in computational genetics, moving our program into exciting new areas and expanding our existing strengths. The department hsost one of the oldest undergraduate majors in Genetics in the country, is a member of a strong PhD program, and runs a new Genetic Counseling masters program. We are part of a vibrant and interactive research community at Rutgers, an elite research institution, topping $608 million in yearly research funding (FY2017). Rutgers Life and Biomedical Sciences includes over 200 faculty members in the Departments of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. 

Candidates must have a PhD and/or MD or the equivalent in Genetics, Computer Sciences, or a related field, a demonstrated record of significant research, the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator, and a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students.

Applicants should submit a CV, a detailed statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and full contact information for three individuals willing to provide letters of reference.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please click HERE.


 Burroughs Wellcome Funding Postdocs and Physician-Scientists

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) has one open funding opportunity to support physician-scientists. Through their Physician-Scientist Institutional Program, the BWF is offering support to up 5 MD-only scientists for $2.5 million each to "pursue training that will enable her/him to launch and continue a successful career as an independent investigator." Proposals are due February 15, 2019 at 4:00pm.


Postdoc Funding Opportunities and Resources

For postdoc funding opportunities and resources, please click HERE.


Tuition Support for CHOP Postdocs and Other Research Staff

The Tuition Assistance Eligibility Extension program offers an opportunity for CHOP investigators (Postdoctoral Fellows, Laboratory Technicians, Research Assistants, Research Associates, Research Scientists) to request tuition support beginning as soon as the employee has completed his/her probationary period and covering coursework initiated through the first year of employment, at which time the employee becomes eligible for the standard hospital education assistance benefit.

Learn about the Tuition Assistance Eligibility Extension

Learn about the Hospital Education Assistance Program


Resources Available for Trainees Applying for F and K Awards

The Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs has developed a centralized repository of information to help trainees navigate the F (Fellowship) and K (Career Development) Awards process. These resources can be found on the research intranet and includes information related to:

  • Putting together a successful application
  • Components of the application
  • Modified Biosketch tips
  • When and how to engage the Office of Sponsored Projects
  • Sample applications from successful CHOP researchers

Click HERE to visit the F Award Resource Page (Active Directory Log-in Required)

Click HERE to visit the K Award Resource Page (Active Directory Log-in Required)


Visit the Office of Faculty Development Site to see Funding Opportunities

The Office of Faculty Development Site provides details regarding Funding Deadlines and Opportunities.

For more information, please click HERE.

For any questions, contact Mary Field (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

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