- Tufts University
- Location: Boston, MA
- Job Number: 7062829
- Posting Date: Dec 18, 2019
- Application Deadline: Mar 1, 2020
Job DescriptionWe would like to tell you about an exciting postdoctoral training program that is in place at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. This program, called IRACDA (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards Program), is funded by the IRACDA mechanism of NIH-NIGMS.
This NIGMS-funded program is designed to prepare talented young scientists for the multiple demands of an academic career in biomedical research. Scholars spend on average 75% of their time conducting bench research and 25% of their time in career development activities. Teaching skills are developed through programs involving mentored classroom assignments at minority-serving institutions in the Boston area. The training is further supplemented by workshops on essential skills such as grant and manuscript writing, mentoring, lab management, scientific presentations, and responsible conduct of research as well as on teaching methods that encourage active learning. The training components are sequenced to allow scholars to balance the activities and to build on previous experiences. The first year of support for IRACDA scholars is provided by the faculty research mentor and then up to three years of support, plus a yearly travel and supply allowance, comes from the IRACDA Program. Annual salary levels match the NIH postdoctoral stipend levels.
The application deadline for positions beginning in the fall of 2020 is March 1, 2020. Later applications will be considered if positions are available.
For additional information on the Tufts IRACDA Program and application procedures, please visit our website at https://gsbs.tufts.edu/academics/TuftsIRACDA