Applying for a Postdoctoral Position

I. Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, a potential postdoctoral trainee must have documented:

  • U.S. citizenship (or permanent residency with a green card I-551).
  • a doctoral degree or completion of all degree requirements.
  • research experience.
  • a mentor from the training grant faculty. Case Western Reserve University faculty mentors who wish to join the training grant faculty should contact .
  • a commitment to be on the training grant for at least two years.
  • no more than one year of previous postdoctoral service on another NIH training grant. (NIH allows only three years of cumulative postdoctoral support from training grants.)
  • a commitment to serve full-time on the training grant. Any clinical responsibilities must be related to the trainee’s research.
  • intention to attend the regular musculoskeletal conferences and journal club.
  • a commitment to a future, independent research career that involves musculoskeletal research.
  • preference will be given to candidates with less than 3 years of prior postdoctoral training.

II. Application

The following application materials should be forwarded to in DOC, DOCX or PDF:

  • a letter of nomination by the applicant’s research mentor, a faculty member of this training grant.
  • the NIH biosketch of the training mentor.
  • the trainee candidate’s CV.
  • a copy of (or a link to) two of the trainee’s peer-reviewed publications.
  • recommendation letters from three references, including the trainee’s PhD thesis advisor. Recommendation letters should come directly from the letter writers or should be forwarded by the faculty nominator.
  • a short description of the candidate’s proposed research project (in the candidate’s own words).
  • a short description of the candidate’s career plans.

The Steering Committee will interview highly ranked candidates.

Underrepresented minority candidates (African-American, Hispanic American, Native American, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander) and candidates who have disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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