OHSU Training Grant Recruitment
Many research programs at OHSU support investigators through institutional training awards, and some of these programs are recruiting--both from within OHSU and from other institutions. Refer to the links below to see if one of these might be a good fit for you. We are listing programs that recruit each year, so if the dates are expired, use this information to plan ahead. If you're looking for an individual training grant, please visit the NIH's training grants website. Also, return to this site to see if new training programs are recruiting!
Contact us to list your training opportunity on this page.
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research and Translational Science
Description: An NIH-sponsored training program for Cardiovascular Research and Translational Science that is dedicated to the advanced specialty research training of physician-scientists and basic scientists at OHSU. The program funds a total of six positions (MD, DO, or PhD) for a two-year research experience in one of four general investigative categories (see faculty): Regulatory Physiology; Diabetes/Obesity; Developmental Programming; and Human Studies. This training program provides laboratory research training and mentoring that will establish the basis for a successful career as an independent investigator in an academic institution. Laboratory research will be supplemented with course work and scientific seminars. Unique aspects of the program include provision of individualized curriculum and career development, and the team-approach to mentoring that include both basic and clinical scientists. The goal of the program is to produce scientists with a broad outlook and a focus on bringing science to the benefit of patients. Please contact Lisa Rhuman, the OHSU Heart Research Center administrator if you have any questions.
Deadline: March 30, 2012
Amount: See full announcement.
Eligibility: Trainees must have a graduate degree (MD, DO, PhD, DVM, PharmD, DDS, etc.) Trainees must either be a U.S. citizen, a non-citizen national of the U.S., or have Permanent Resident status (possess a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or other legal verification of such status). Three trainees will be accepted per year.
Integrated and Translational Training in Anesthesiology Research
Description: Integrated and translational training in Anesthesiology research is supported by an National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) training grant awarded to the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine (APOM) at OHSU. This training program will provide multidisciplinary research training to help develop individuals with the skills and expertise to explore problems relevant to anesthesiology, including but not limited to the fundamental mechanisms of anesthetic action, perioperative care, airway management, regional anesthesia, and pain. The goal is to provide rigorous postdoctoral research training with an emphasis on hypothesis-driven laboratory or clinical research. The training program supports research training of both MDs and PhDs. Residents and fellows from all clinical disciplines will have the opportunity to acquire fundamental knowledge and research techniques in such basic science disciplines and clinical research areas as neuroscience, lung biology, gender medicine, cardiovascular and renal pathophysiology, metabolism, pain, informatics, and comparative effectiveness research. For postdoctoral trainees with a PhD degree, research and training will be specifically designed to promote a research career addressing research questions relevant to anesthesiology. Individual and team mentorship is provided by faculty members with proven records of success in the training of postdoctoral fellows and residents, both from within APOM as well as from other collaborating basic science and clinical departments including neurology, medicine, neuroscience, pediatrics, neurosurgery, pathology and physiology & pharmacology. For more information, please contact Stephanie Murphy at email@example.com.
Deadline: Applications accepted year round.
Amount:Postdoctoral stipends are based on NIH NRSA postdoctoral stipend rates according to years of experience.
Eligibility: Postdoctoral trainees must have received, as of the beginning date of the NRSA appointment, a PhD, MD, DDS, or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Individuals supported by this training grant must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Preference will be given to under-represented minorities and MDs.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Substance Abuse
Description: Applications are now being considered for postdoctoral research positions funded by institutional training grants awarded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Instite (NIDA) to the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at the OHSU. A diverse research group of faculty at OHSU, the Vollum Institute, the Portland VA Medical Center, and the Oregon National Primate Center offers training in the study of the basic biological processes involved in drug and alcohol abuse. Members of our training faculty study substance abuse at one or more of more levels of focus: behavioral pharmacology and pharmacogenetics, systems physiology/pharmacology, cognitive/clinical/human, and cell/molecular biology . Training faculty include: Drs. Charles Allen, John Belknap, Kari Buck, John Crabbe, Christopher Cunningham, David Farrens, Deborah Finn, Matthew Frerking, David Grandy, Kathleen Grant, Mary Heinricher, Robert Hitzemann, William Hoffman, Aaron Janowsky, Steven Johnson, Martin Kelly, Christopher Kroenke, Garet Lahvis, Matthew Lattal, Gregory Mark, Charles Meshul, Suzanne Mitchell, Bonnie Nagel, Kim Neve, Barry Oken, George Olsen, Tamara Phillips, Jacob Raber, Oline Rønnekleiv, David Rossi, Andrey Ryabinin, Alexander Stevens, John Williams, and Kristine Wiren. A background in a neuroscience area is preferred. For more information, please contact Kris Thomason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Applications accepted year round.
Amount: $37,740 - $52,068 depending on years of experience. Based on NIH NRSA postdoctoral stipend rates.
Eligibility: Individuals must have received a Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S, D.M.D., D.C., D.O., D.V.M., O.D., D.P.M., Sc.D., Eng.D., Dr. P.H., D.N.Sc., D.P.T., Pharm.D., N.D., D.S.W., Psy.D., or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. The individual to be trained must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence by the time of award. Noncitizen nationals are individuals, who, although not citizens of the United States, owe permanent allegiance to the United States. They generally are people born in outlying possessions of the United States (e.g., American Samoa and Swains Island).
Training in the Molecular Basis of Skin/Mucosa Pathobiology
Description: A postdoctoral training opportunity for academic and clinician scientists committed to innovative research on cancer and inflammation of skin, head & neck, and intestinal epithelia. At the cellular level, all these organs express characteristic intermediate filaments (keratins) specific to each site, and share basic rules of growth, differentiation, death signaling and transcriptional programming that are compromised in cancer. Skin is the most accessible organ of the body, offering opportunities to follow pathological development from the earliest stages. Dermatology is by nature interdisciplinary, involving multiple cell types (epithelial, stromal, endothelial and immune cells) and multiple treatment approaches (medical, genetic, immunological and surgical). Mentors of this program offer core research resources and cross-disciplinary tools, including specialized cell culture of keratinocytes and dendritic cells; isolation, separation and molecular profiling of human mucosa/skin tissue; transgenic, knock-in and knock-out mice; and non-invasive real-time imaging of developing cancers and stromal changes.
Deadline: Ongoing.Two postdoctoral fellowships available starting as soon as May 2011.
Amount:Postdoctoral stipends are paid at standard NIH levels, predoctoral stipends at OHSU graduate research assistant levels.
Eligibility: Trainees supported by this training grant must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Predoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience of Aging
Description: Applications are now being considered for predoctoral research positions funded by an institutional training grant awarded by NIA to the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). A diverse research group of faculty at OHSU School of Medicine, Neurological Sciences Institute, Biomedical Engineering and the Oregon National Primate Research Center offers training in aging and dementia, cardiovascular risk and stroke, cognition, neuroendocrine and circadian rhythm disorders, aging and movement disorders, and sensory function in aging.
Deadline: Applications accepted year round.
Amount: $21,180 for stipend. $16,000 for tuition & fees (not including health insurance). Up to $4,200 for student health insurance premiums.
Eligibility: Currently enrolled OHSU graduate student. Must have received a baccalaureate degree and must be enrolled in and training at the postbaccalaureate level in a program leading to the award of a Doctor of Philosophy or Science (Ph.D. or Sc.D.) or a combined clinical degree and Ph.D. degree such as M.D./Ph.D. The individual to be trained must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the U.S. or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence by the time of award. Noncitizen nationals are individuals, who, although not citizens of the U.S., owe permanent allegiance to the U.S. They generally are people born in outlying possessions of the U.S. (e.g., American Samoa and Swains Island).
Oregon Multidisciplinary Training Program for Emergency Medicine Clinical Research
Description: Supports the research training and career development of faculty researchers by providing 75% protected time, didactic training in research methods, and intensive mentorship for up to three years. Although scholars' research must focus on Emergency Medical Care, scholars may come from a variety of clinical backgrounds, including Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Hematology, Trauma Surgery, and Pediatrics, as well as Nursing and Pharmacy. By the completion of the program, scholars will have designed and conducted one or more translational research study, submitted results for publication, and written one or more grant applications to fund the next stages in their careers as clinical researchers.
Deadline: Applicants wishing to start in July 2013 should submit a CV and a letter describing their research interests and career goals by September 4, 2012. Additional scholars will begin in July 2014.
Amount: Up to 75% of the scholar's salary annually (not to exceed a cap of $75,000 plus OPE) for three years. The award includes up to $25,000 per year for research activities and travel. Scholars will also have access to up to $55,000/year for tuition and research expenses.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a current or pending faculty appointment as Assistant Professor or higher and meet the NIH eligibility requirements for Institutional Research Training Grant scholars. Please contact Robert A. Lowe, MD, MPH at LOWERO@ohsu.edu for further information.
Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) – Career Development KL2 for Junior Faculty
Description: Supports the research training and career development of investigators by allowing them to conduct interdisciplinary research with scientists from diverse disciplines for a maximum of two years. All research proposed for this program must involve either clinical or translational research defined as research with human subjects or populations or with direct application to human health. At the end of this two year KL2 appointment, the scholar is expected to have received an independent career development award, such as a K award from NIH or independent funding such as a R01.
Deadline: Letter of intent: June 1, 2011 / Full application: July 11, 2011
Amount: Up to 75% of the scholar's salary annually (not to exceed a cap of $75,000 plus OPE) for two years. The award includes up to $25,000 per year for research activities and travel.
Eligibility: Applicants must have a current or pending faculty appointment as assistant professor (or equivalent level) and have had no prior funding as PI on an NIH research grant. Additional information about eligibility is available online.
Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health Fellowships
Description: Creates a stimulating and nurturing environment for junior faculty to develop into leading scientists in women's health. The program supports the full spectrum of research including basic science, clinical research, information technology, health services, patient-centered outcomes, policy, public health, behavioral and applied research.
Deadline: July 9, 2012
Amount: Support for 75% FTE up to $100,000 total, $3,500 yearly for supplies, and $2,600 yearly for travel related to the project. The scholar’s department must commit $10,000/year to the scholar which is matched by the institution $15,000/year for a total of $25,000/year for research, supplies, and additional travel for the scholar. The scholar also has access to core statistical and IRB services.
Eligibility: Successful applicants will not have more than 6 years of research training or experience after their degree, will have a clinical doctorate or Ph.D. degree or its equivalent, will be a US citizen or possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-155), have identified mentors with extensive research experience, be able to dedicate at least 75% of time to women's health research, and must NOT be a PI on an R01 or K award.
Comparative Effectiveness Research K12 Scholar Award
Description: Up to four K12 scholar opportunities may be available at OHSU for junior faculty members to conduct comparative effectiveness research through a new federally funded Institute for Comparative Effectiveness, which will shortly be established at OHSU. If you are a clinical, health services, policy, public health, or applied researcher, you may be eligible for a K12-funded career development fellowship. The learning experience will feature three core elements: a didactic education in comparative effectiveness research, broad-based experiential rotations, and a significant, mentored research experience. All scholars will participate in one comparative effectiveness review and one comparative effectiveness research project. Rotation and field sites available for this program include health policy and health care delivery systems.
Deadline: May 31, 2010
Amount: Scholars will receive salary support for 75% FTE up to a maximum of $90,000 including OPE, $25,000/year for research, supplies, and travel. You will be appointed as an OCTRI scholar, which will give you access to core OCTRI services including statistics, IRB, regulatory compliance etc.(Some limitations will apply to these services.) You must have more than 1 mentor, and your mentors must represent different disciplines. Two of these mentors will receive $2,500/year for the 3 years.
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals, or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence (by July 1, 2010), who hold a clinical or health professional doctoral degree or its equivalent, can commit a minimum of 75% full-time professional effort to conducting comparative effectiveness research, have identified mentors with extensive research experience, and must NOT be a PI on an R01 or K award.
Updated July 5, 2012