April 15, 2015

Postdoctoral Autism Research Training Program

Autism Research Training Program

Deadline:  June 1, 2015

Program Overview

The UC Davis MIND Institute offers a postdoctoral training program to prepare Ph.D. and M.D. fellows for careers in autism research. The goal of this program is to train truly interdisciplinary autism research scientists. The MIND Institute and UC Davis provide a unique environment for conducting postdoctoral research on multiple aspects of autism.

This two-year training program merges the behavioral and biological sciences in the context of an interdisciplinary, autism-focused research program. The training program is organized around a set of core competencies that involves multiple areas of autism-related knowledge ranging from human genetics, to neuroanatomy, to clinical diagnosis. Trainees will be expected to further their own disciplinary competence, gain new competence in other disciplines germane to autism research, and gain experience in four general areas important for establishing a successful career: research ethics, research design and analysis, cultural competence and career development.  This training program is administered under Kirschstein-NRSA guidelines.

Appropriate candidates
Appropriate applicants are planning an autism research career and have either (1) a doctorate in biomedical or behavioral science, or (2) an M.D. Individuals from historically under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Six two-year, postdoctoral fellowships are currently funded by the NIH; stipend levels follow NIH guidelines.


The UC Davis MIND Institute’s interdisciplinary Autism Research Training Program announces the availability of one NIH-funded postdoctoral position (restricted to US citizens and permanent residents) to begin September 2015. 

More information
More information can be found at: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/education/postdoctraining/index.html.

Please contact Diane Larzelere for further information (Larzelere@ucdavis.edu)

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