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Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity at CHOP

Modified: September 11, 2017

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
One of the world’s premier pediatric hospitals and research institutions, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), views diversity as a key driver of achievement, particularly when innovation is critical. As such, CHOP is committed to contributing to and supporting an inclusive and representative biomedical research workforce.

PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
CHOP Research Institute has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to create the CHOP Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Academic Diversity. This partnership allows diversity fellows from CHOP and Penn to form a cohesive cohort that takes advantage of programming and support at both institutions. CHOP diversity fellows are eligible to participate in all programming from Penn’s Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs Oce.

ABOUT THE CHOP FELLOWSHIP

  • Competitive salary ($50,000 in year 1, increasing in $2,000 increments in years 2 and 3) and benefits
  • Offers an annual allowance for travel ($2,000) and supplies ($5,000), and a one-time relocation allowance for external candidates (up to $5,000)
  • Supports the fellow to develop into an independent investigator, create his/her professional network, and understand the process of attaining independent funding
  • Includes a personalized mentoring component to support trainees with various career goals
  • Provides workshops and seminars to prepare fellows for the next step in their careers

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY

  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Graduate students who will complete their Ph.D. requirements by the fellowship start date
  • Postdoctoral scholars who have completed their dissertation within the last three years
  • Professional applicants (M.D., D.M.D., V.M.D., J.D., etc.) within a year of completing their post-degree professional training
  • Postdoctoral fellows who have been at CHOP less than one year at the time of application are eligible; candidates who are not currently at CHOP are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Applicants must submit a completed application package (including reference letters and a letter of support from the selected CHOP-based mentor) by November 1, 2017
  • Start dates will be arranged in consultation with the faculty mentor to begin as early as July 2018

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT:
http://training.research.chop.edu and select “Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships”

Please contact Paulette McRae, Ph.D. (mcraep@email.chop.edu) in the Oce of Postdoctoral Aairs with any questions.

Humanities, Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Social Sciences, Current Opportunity