CTSI TL1 Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program

The CTSI TL1 postdoctoral fellowship seeks to train exceptional postdoctoral fellows and provide them with the methodologic, analytic, leadership, and team science skills required to conduct transformative early translational research. Qualified clinical fellows and PhD postdoctoral will receive advanced didactic training relevant to the conduct of translation research, support from senior mentors and peers in the conduct of their research through regular works-in-progress sessions, a faculty seminar series focused on translational research, and career development support through one-on-one mentoring from established translational investigators as well as other structured activities. Fellows will receive a stipend commensurate to the PGY/postdoctoral fellow status, as well as tuition assistance for didactic training and support for travel to scientific meetings.

The postdoctoral fellowship is a one-year fellowship with the option to re-apply for a second year. Applicants will likely be part of an existing postdoctoral fellowship program at UCSF and elect to join the CTSI TL1 postdoc fellows. Postdoctoral fellows being recruited to UCSF can also apply to join the program. Clinical fellows typically will be in the research portion of their fellowship with an interest in translational and precision health research. PhD postdoctoral fellows will typically be members of basic or translational science laboratories with an interest in pursuing translational research.

We seek to recruit 5 clinical fellows (MD or MD/PhD) and 5 PhD postdoctoral fellows.

Current Fellows, 2017-18

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Application Materials

  • Cover page/online application: Please include your name and contact information, title of proposal, and reason(s) why you want to complete the fellowship, including information on your career goals, and why this particular fellowship is important for achieving these goals. Please also provide names of people on your mentoring team, including the name of a clinical mentor (as relevant.) Please also submit demographic data. While not a requirement, it helps us provide important information to the NIH.
  • Research plan (up to three pages, references excluded, as PDF attachment; please use NIH grant formatting)
  • Training plan (up to one page): Please detail coursework you want to complete through the UCSF Training in Clinical Research Program (TICR) or through other coursework available at UCSF or possibly at other institutions. Clinical fellows without other advanced degrees are strongly encouraged to complete the ATCR certificate; those with PhDs may choose coursework that is tailored to their research needs and augments their existing training, including the ATCR certificate if appropriate (PDF attachment)
  • Letter of support from your primary mentor (PDF attachment)
  • Clinical responsibilities: Please provide a detailed description of any clinical responsibilities during the fellowship. Fellows are expected to work full-time, defined by a 40 hour work week, on their fellowship project and fellowship associated activities.
  • CV

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  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Current UCSF Postdoc, Clinical Fellow, Resident or postdoctoral fellows being recruited to UCSF who will begin their fellowship at the time of or before this grant mechanism begins.
  • Fellows who have previously been on institutional or individual NRSA grants are only eligible if they had not already completed 3 years of funding through these mechanisms.

Key Dates

Application Opens: December 1, 2017

Information Session: January 11, 2018, 1pm, Mission Hall room 1106

Application Deadline: February 18, 2018, 11:59 pm

Offers Announced: March 2018

Fellowship Begins: July 1, 2018

The CTSI TL1 Postdoctoral Fellowship is led by Kamran Atabai, MD

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