Two year fellowships funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are available for MD, PhD, MD/PhD applicants from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics, neurology, genetics, neuroscience, developmental biology, computer science and related fields who seek to improve or expand their ability to conduct interdisciplinary-translational research in neurodevelopmental disorders. Trainees accepted into the postdoctoral training program will work collaboratively with two program mentors (one preclinical and one clincal), who will help to define, enhance and monitor the trainee’s research program and career trajectory. The training program also offers various didactic courses and activities (e.g., workshops on research methods and grant writing, journal club and career lunches) to promote professional development. This program has an outstanding success rate for training postdoctoral fellows who go on to become highly productive independent researchers. Creative, energetic and dedicated candidates are particularly encouraged to apply, as are candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education.
The application deadline is April 15th , with the expectation that trainees will be selected by May 2nd and will start July 1st, 2022. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with an MD and/or PhD (must be completed at the time training begins). Commitment to the goals of the program and strong academic and research credentials are important criteria used in the selection process. For additional information on the T32 training program and application procedures, please contact the Program Administrator, Gregory Geisel at T32translationaldevelopment@childrens.harvard.edu. Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
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