Sharon A. Krueger
sharonkrueger [at] virginia.edu
ATCC, the premier biological materials resource and standards organization, and the University of Virginia have formed an innovative partnership to fund postdoctoral research in the biosciences.
Leveraging the leading biomedical sciences and biotechnology programs of both institutions, the partnership offers high-quality training and opportunities for postdoctoral fellows developing cell biology, microbiology and genomics technologies.
ATCC will provide nearly $1 million in direct support to the postdoctoral fellowship program, funding six, two-year postdoctoral fellowships, with the first three fellowships beginning summer 2012. Fellows will spend a minimum of nine months conducting research at U.Va. facilities and up to 15 months at ATCC's laboratories. A primary outcome for these fellowships will be the application of novel technology to create desired tools for life scientists and to publish on the associated results.
Fellowship candidates will submit research proposals in accordance with the request for proposals (PDF) developed by an oversight committee comprising an equal number of representatives from U.Va. and ATCC. Selected fellows will have two sponsors, a faculty member from U.Va. and an ATCC staff scientist, who will jointly direct and advise the fellow for the duration of the research project.
Interested candidates can access the request for proposals here (PDF).