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Postdoctoral Training Opportunities at CHORI

T32 Training Program in Hematology, Immunology and Stem Cell Biology

Funded by the National Institutes of Health, this program provides the opportunity for research training in hematology, immunology, genetics, hematopoietic stem cell biology, and transplantation with a focus on the application of these disciplines to the hemoglobinopathies. The program emphasizes hands-on bench and clinical research work in the laboratory and/or clinical setting with mentorship of an experienced, NIH-supported investigator.

Eligible trainees with PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degrees must have a strong background and interest in either cell or molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, transplantation biology, transfusion biology, or clinical research. Candidates must provide their Curriculum Vitae, three references and a letter describing their research interests and desire to become an independent academic investigator. All applicants must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.

How to Apply
You can apply online by following this link, which will take you the CHRCO Job Finder page. There, you will see a blue and gray 'search box' near the top of the screen. In the Department field, enter "Research". You'll be redirected to a page where you can click on any hyperlink labeled "Postdoctoral Fellow - T32". Follow the given directions to apply.

Your resume/application will be evaluated based on the skills, education and work experience required for the given position. If you are among the top competitive candidates for the job, we will contact you by phone, email, or mail to schedule an interview.

Expectations & Opportunities
At the beginning of the fellowship, each trainee will develop research hypotheses and write a mini-proposal to be reviewed by the program directors. Trainees will participate in core curriculum activities and will meet with the program directors on a monthly basis to review progress and discuss objectives. Trainees will participate in weekly laboratory meetings directed by their mentors, monthly journal clubs directed by the directors, and weekly research seminars conducted at CHORI. Trainees will be expected to present at national scientific meetings, and during their second or third year of training, to prepare a research proposal seeking extramural funding.

A variety of research opportunities are offered in the program, including: (1) clinical research in sickle cell anemia and thalassemia, (2) red cell membrane structure and function, (3) immunologic development and immune response to vaccines, (4) bioiron, molecular regulation of ferritin synthesis, and iron toxicity, (5) lipid-mediated signal transduction in stem cell biology, (6) genetic polymorphisms contributing to disease severity, (7) cord blood stem cell biology, (8) transfusion medicine biology, and (9) stem cell transplantation for patients with hemoglobinopathies. These areas offer a rich experience for trainees and will also help to address the need for development of young scientists with interests in the field of hemoglobinopathies. Upon completion, trainees will be prepared to work in an academic setting and become qualified and independent scientists in their fields.

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