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About the Postdoctoral Program

The CTBR’s Postdoctoral Research Support Program provides opportunities for recent doctoral graduates to continue to pursue their research interests in a biomedical field at the CTBR. The CTBR emphasizes recruitment of postdocs from communities underrepresented in the sciences. The program contributes to increasing research productivity at the CTBR, which relies significantly on contributions by postdoctoral researchers.

CTBR postdoctoral researchers are employed in the lab of a CTBR member. Their research is focused on the specific areas of their mentor. CTBR postdocs are full participants in the research environment of the CTBR with access to shared core research facilities and opportunities to attend workshops, symposia, seminars, and colloquia.

Postdoctoral researchers bring expertise that strengthens individual laboratories and the overall research environment of the CTBR.

The CTBR offers 100% support (plus benefits) to 2-3 postdocs per year. Postdocs must be working on one of the CTBR’s pilot award projects.   

Selection Process

  • Candidates for these postdoctoral slots are recruited either by the head of the proposed host laboratory and/or through the outreach activities of the CTBR.
  • Members of the CTBR then nominate these candidates for review to a standing committee that makes funding recommendations.
  • Preference is given to nominees trained in strong, research-active laboratories with a track record of broad support and demonstrated commitment to the goals of the CTBR.
  • Full participation in the activities of the CTBR is required.