Career Opportunities

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PRB U.S. Policy Communication Training Program

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is pleased to announce its new 2015-2016 U.S. Policy Communication Training Program! The new U.S. Policy Communication Training Program builds on PRB’s 40-year legacy of training researchers to bridge the gap between research findings and the policy development process. The PRB is pleased to be able to offer a one week workshop July 12-18, 2015 with follow-up designed to develop skills in communicating with U.S. decision makers and the media. Through the generous support of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the PRB is able to fund participation, including travel and accommodations, for doctoral students in demography, population health, reproductive health and related programs at U.S. academic institutions and who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Other applicants may be considered if funding is available from other sources.

Please see the announcement for eligibility criteria or apply here. If you have questions or need assistance completing the application, please contact Elizabeth Gay.

The deadline for applications is March 6, 2015.


Postdoctoral Opportunity at Tufts University

TEACRS, or Training in Education and Critical Research Skills, is an exciting postdoctoral training program funded by the Institution Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA) mechanism of NIH-GMS.

TEACRS is designed to prepare talented young scientists for the multiple demands of an academic career in biomedical research. Trainees spend on average 75% of their time conducting bench research and 25% of their time in career development activities. Teaching skills are developed through programs involving mentored classroom assignments at minority-serving institutions in the Boston area. The training is supplemented by workshops on teaching methods, career opportunities in academia, and essential skills such as grant writing, mentoring, and scientific presentations. The training components are sequenced to allow trainees to balance the activities and to build on previous experiences. TEACRS fellows receive up to four years of salary support and a yearly travel and supply allowance.

The application deadline for positions beginning in the fall of 2016 is March 1. Later applications will be considered if positions are available. 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 a demonstrated interest in teaching and mentoring will be important criteria used in the selection process.

Please click here for a printable flier describing the program. Please visit the program website, or contact Claire Moore (TEACRS Program Director) or Jordan Wilkinson (TEACRS Program Coordinator) for more information.