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Funded Fellowships for Physician Scientists and Postdoctoral Fellows at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine or Cleveland Clinic

FUNDED FELLOWSHIPS for Physician Scientists and Postdoctoral Fellows

For scholars interested in the pathophysiology of heart, lung, blood
and sleep disorders

- combined with -

Immersive Training in the Glycosciences

 
We are recruiting Physician Scientists and Postdoctoral Fellows to participate in “National Career Development Consortium for Excellence in Glycosciences” training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine or Cleveland Clinic (https://glycocareers.cclinic.jhu.edu/). The objective of this nationwide program is to create a consortium that focuses on the career development of the next generation of “glycoscience literate” biomedical investigators. The ultimate goal of the program is to transform the study of glycoscience from a specialized domain into mainstream biology. This fellowship is expected to provide scholars with an unparalleled opportunity to participate in cross-disciplinary research, obtain advanced knowledge, skills, and professional exposure within the glycosciencs, as well as to develop a research portfolio from which to launch independent careers. Scholars (M.D., M.D.-Ph.D., or Ph.D.) will be funded for up to three years to work on projects that focus on studying the roles of glycans in the pathophysiology of diseases relevant to the mission of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.  The professional development of scholars and the progress of cross-disciplinary projects will be supported by a co-mentorship structure. Projects will involve  collaboration between mentors with expertise in glycobiology (Carol de la Motte, Jerry Hart, Vince Hascall, Ronald Midura Ronald Schnaar, and Natasha Zachara) and clinically-relevant models of disease(Mark Anderson, Mark Aronica, Linda Graham, David Kass, Jean Kim, Enid Neptune, Ed Maytin, George Muschler, Anne Murphy, Brian O’Rourke, Raed Dweik, Mitchell Olman, and Robert Weiss).

Interested scholars should submit an NIH style biosketch (5 pages) and a statement of interest (1 page) in PDF format to the admissions committee (GlycoED@jhmi.edu) no later than August 16th. The statement of interest should include a brief overview of the proposed project, as well as a summary of the scholar’s long term career objectives (Arial 11 point, ½ inch margins, no less than single spacing). Prior to submitting a proposal, scholars should consult with a glyco-mentor and clinical mentor (above) working in their areas of interest. Additionally, scholars should have two letters of recommendations forwarded to the aforementioned address.

Benefits: Salary support of up to $100,000 per year (inclusive of benefits), research supplies, and travel. Rigorous training in the Glycosciences (didactic and technical) will be provided. Training will include:
  •  Foundations in Mammalian Glycobiology (Week long - Format: Lectures and Journal Club);
  • Longitudinal Training in Translational Glycosciences (Bi-monthly meetings ~90 minutes)
    • Advanced topic lectures
    • Thematic literature reviews
    • Invited seminars
    • Research in Progress
  • Laboratory training course (1 week - laboratory training, technical lectures, and invited seminars)
  • Tailored mentoring plan and proposal development
  • Annual program retreat
  • Glycoscience exchange (Opportunity to network with other consortium researchers while pursuing advanced laboratory training offsite)
  • Annual consortium meeting (2-day meeting to present data and network)
Eligibility: Scholars must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. At the time of appointment scholars should hold an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree.

Commitment: Scholars are expected to devote a minimum of 9 person months during their appointment. In addition to pursuing a research project in the glycosciences related to heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders, scholars must participate fully in the training opportunities provided by this award. We anticipate that the time commitment to training will be ~3 weeks per year, inclusive of the Glycoscience Exchange. Finally, scholars will be asked to complete an annual survey for 5 years to provide feedback and to track scholar career paths.

Progress will be reviewed annually and funding will continue as long as scholars remain with good standing. Failure to attend training opportunities may result in the cessation of funding.