University of Minnesota: Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program

The College of Biological Sciences (CBS) at the University of Minnesota (UMN) announces a Grand Challenges in Biology Postdoctoral Program. The overall aim of the Grand Challenges in Biology (GCB) Postdoctoral Program is to stimulate synergistic interactions between faculty and postdoctoral associates interested in collaborating on multidisciplinary research that addresses societally relevant problems. Postdoctoral projects are for two years (assuming satisfactory progress toward research goals in year one). Postdoctoral associates will be encouraged to participate in grant proposal development workshops and other professional development activities offered at UMN and CBS and are permitted to serve as Principal Investigators on grant proposals. While in residence, the postdoctoral associate will be expected to be a visible member of CBS, actively engaging with faculty, undergraduate-, and graduate students and contributing to furthering the collaborative culture of CBS.

Application Process

Applicants need to provide:

Additional information and application instructions can be found at:

Application Deadline: 1 February, 2018

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last updated 16-Nov-2017