Bulletin Board

The Office for Postdoctoral Affairs

  • The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is currently accepting pre-proposal applications for their Career Awards at the Scientific Interface program. The program provides $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers who have transitioned or are transitioning from undergraduate and/or graduate work in the physical/mathematical/computational sciences or engineering into postdoctoral work in the biological sciences, and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.

    Candidates are expected to draw from their training in a scientific field other than biology to propose innovative approaches to answer important questions in the biological sciences. Examples of approaches include, but are not limited to, physical measurement of biological phenomena, computer simulation of complex processes in physiological systems, mathematical modeling of self-organizing behavior, building probabilistic tools for medical diagnosis, developing novel imaging tools or biosensors, developing or applying nanotechnology to manipulate cellular systems, predicting cellular responses to topological clues and mechanical forces, and developing a new conceptual understanding of the complexity of living organisms. Proposals that include experimental validation of theoretical models are particularly encouraged.

    A few guidelines include:

    · The deadline for the pre-proposal is September 1st, 2014.

    · Candidates must have completed at least 12 months but not more than 48 months of postdoctoral research by the date of the full invited application deadline (January 8, 2015).

    · Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in one of the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering (or related areas of physical, mathematical, computational, theoretical, and engineering science). Exceptions will be made only if the applicant can demonstrate significant expertise in one of these areas, evidenced by publications, undergraduate major, or masters degree.

    · Candidates whose Ph.D. is in biochemistry/biophysics/biology/cell biology/etc. may be eligible if significant accomplishment or competence in one of those areas can be shown (i.e., papers published, advanced coursework, or undergraduate major), and if the proposal draws on that background.  Work must be interdisciplinary and making use of non-biological approaches.

Further details on eligibility requirements and the application process can be found at:http://www.bwfund.org/grant-programs/interfaces-science/career-awards-scientific-interface

  • Postdocs- Mory’s Discount - Join as Graduate Students- The rate is $15.00, a one-time fee, with a $10.00 food credit.

  • Attention Postdocs!  We are in need of High Resolution (No camera phone pictures) photos for the new Office for Postdoctoral Affairs’ website.  The photos should be of high quality and of Postdocs engaging in activities, research or events.  Please email your photos to: dannika.avent@yale.edu