Applying for a Postdoctoral Position - University Hospitals
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 Ed Greenfield, PhD.
- 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.
The following application materials should be forwarded to Ed Greenfield, PhD 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.