Applying for Postdoctoral Positions
VCU IRACDA is a unique 3-year postdoctoral program designed to train fellows in biomedical research and in teaching. IRACDA is funded by the NIH/NIGMS, and combines a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to develop teaching skills through formal pedagogic training and mentored assignments at minority-serving institutions. The program facilitates the progress of postdoctoral candidates toward research and teaching careers in academia. Other goals are to provide a resource to motivate the next generation of scientists at minority-serving institutions, and to promote linkages between research-intensive institutions and minority-serving institutions that can lead to further collaborations in research and teaching.
VCU IRACDA has NIH-funded positions available to begin training starting on August 1. Candidates for VCU IRACDA must have a PhD and/or MD degree, or complete their degree by December 2011, and be US citizens or permanent residents. The successful candidate must demonstrate an interest in teaching, excellence in research, and an interest in increasing diversity in the biomedical sciences workforce. VCU IRACDA fellows will have a research mentor at Virginia Commonwealth University and a teaching mentor at a partner University: Virginia Union, Virginia State, or Elizabeth City State. Applicants should submit an application, their curriculum vitae, a statement of career goals, graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of reference to the Program Director, Dr. Paul B. Fisher, at the email address below. The priority application deadline is April 1, 2011. For more information about the program contact, Dr. Suzanne Barbour or Dr. Joyce Lloyd at COHDTraining@vcu.edu.
For a copy of the application, please contact Mary Bramley at COHDTraining@vcu.edu.
Applications should be sent by email to:
Dr. Paul B. Fisher c/o Ms. Mary Bramley at COHDTraining@vcu.edu.
VCU has several training grants that support postdoctoral scholars. Eligibility for these training grants requires that the individual be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Please click here for a description of these training grants and who to contact for more information.
Other postdoctoral appointments at VCU are most typically arranged between the individual seeking a position and the faculty member whose research is in the area in which the postdoc would like to receive training. We do not post positions centrally, so individuals should refer directly to departmental websites, and/or contact individual faculty members who have the desired research expertise, to inquire about current openings for postdoctoral scholars. Please click here for a listing of VCU Schools/Colleges.
To identify available postdoctoral positions around the country, you may want to visit career.edu or the Job Board on the National Postdoctoral Association website.