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Call for Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant Pre- and Post-Doctoral Applications

Call for Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant Pre- and Post-Doctoral Applications
Deadline: Friday, July 8th, 2022

Announcing openings for FOUR Predoctoral and THREE post-doctoral traineeships in the U of U Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant program. The MPTG provides stipend support and training activities for graduate students and PhD, MD, and MD/PhD post-doctoral fellows doing research related to microbial pathogenesis, as broadly defined. 
Trainees participate in year-round activities of the Training Program including: MPTG-sponsored seminars, an Annual MPTG Retreat, Lunch Talks, Summer Journal Clubs, and Combined Clinical-Microbiology Conferences, where trainees present their research and participate in discussions and workshops.    

Eligibility:
NIH requires that T32-supported trainees be US Citizens or Permanent Residents. We particularly urge applications from (1) individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the health-related sciences, (2) individuals with disabilities, and (3) individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Information about NIH definitions and guidelines can be found HERE.

Predocs: 
We invite applications from all PhD and MD-PhD students who have successfully completed their Capstone exam and are established in a lab conducting research related to microbial pathogenesis.

Postdocs: 
We invite applications from all PhD, MD, and MD-PhD post-doctoral fellows who are currently conducting research related to microbial pathogenesis at the U of Utah.
In addition, we encourage Post-doctoral applications from individuals who are interested in microbial pathogenesis research, but are not yet at the U of Utah. We have a vibrant and collaborative community of well over 35 labs that are engaged in research related to Microbial Pathogenesis (e.g. see HERE and HERE). Applicants are encouraged to reach out to individual faculty members regarding research and training opportunities in Microbial Pathogenesis. Likewise, PIs at the U of Utah who are interested in recruiting a postdoctoral fellow into their lab to work on a project related to microbial pathogenesis are encouraged to contact  Matthew Mulvey or Vicente Planelles about funding and training opportunities available via the MPTG.  The stated deadline for postdoctoral applications can be flexible, depending on availability of openings for the MPTG and postdoc start dates.

Applications are due by 11:59pm on Friday, July 8, 2022. If you have questions about the MPTG program or how to apply, please contact Matthew Mulvey.

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Last Updated: 6/6/22