About the Program
Fellowships are available in the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards Program (IRACDA) at Tufts University. This NIH-funded program is designed to prepare talented postdoctoral scholars with the career skills needed to succeed in academic biomedical research. Scholars spend on average 75% of their time conducting bench research and 25% of their time in career development activities that will help them manage the multiple demands of a faculty position. Opportunities are available in a wide range of biomedical research disciplines. Teaching skills are developed through programs involving mentored classroom assignments at minority-serving institutions in the Boston area. The training is further supplemented by workshops on essential skills such as grant and manuscript writing, mentoring, lab management, and scientific presentations; as well as on teaching methods that encourage active learning. The training components are sequenced to allow scholars to balance the activities and to build on previous experiences. IRACDA scholars receive up to four years of salary support and a yearly travel and supply allowance. They will complete our program ready to manage a successful research program, teach, and balance the multi-faceted demands inherent in a career as an academic scientist.
The application deadline for positions beginning in the fall of 2020 is March 1, 2020.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with no more than two years of postdoctoral training at the time of their appointment to the program. Commitment to the goals of the program, strong academic and research credentials and an interest in teaching and mentoring will be important criteria used in the selection process. Application & all other information may be found on our website.
Why Boston, Massachusetts?
Tufts is located in the academic and intellectual hub of Boston, home to more than 60 distinguished colleges and universities. A truly multi-cultural city, it boasts the largest concentration of international students in the world, providing an unparalleled environment for study and research opportunities. In addition to the numerous colleges and universities, many of the world’s leading biomedical research institutions and biotech companies have headquarters or branches based in and around Boston. Recreational activities are abundant and range from music, museums, sports, theatre and restaurants. The beaches of Cape Cod and the hiking trails and ski slopes of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are only 2 to 3 hours away. In Boston, you will discover one of America's most cultural, stimulating, and livable cities.
Contact Us at Tufts University
IRACDA Program Directors:
Claire Moore, PhD
Mitch McVey, PhD
Program Research Administrator Jordan Wilkinson, CRA
Program Email: IRACDA@tufts.edu
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