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Julin Maloof via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by jnmaloof from ucdavis.edu)
Thu Oct 17 19:04:21 EST 2013

Dear All,

See below for a new postdoctoral fellowship opportunity at UC Davis



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Wainwright <pcwainwright from ucdavis.edu>
Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 1:55 PM
Subject: New Biology Postdoctoral Fellowships
To: Peter Wainwright <pcwainwright from ucdavis.edu>

 CBS Faculty:

 It is a pleasure to announce a new college-wide postdoctoral program in
CBS – the *New Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship*.  Details of the program
are given below with links and contacts.  The major features of this
program are:

   - Prospective fellows will develop a project through consultation with a
   primary faculty mentor in a CBS department and will integrate tools
   represented by a second faculty mentor, located elsewhere in CBS or in any
   UCD department.
   - Salary for the postdoc is provided in a 4-way split between the CBS
   dean's office, the host department and the two mentors.  Please see below
   for details.
   - Fellows will be involved in graduate education in their area of
   specialty and in their second year will offer a workshop for graduate

 We hope that this program will allow us to bring some high-performing
young scientists to CBS in a visible role. Please help us advertise this
fellowship by distributing this announcement widely and by actively
recruiting outstanding young talent in your field.

 Best Wishes,

 Peter Wainwright
Executive Associate Dean
College of Biological Sciences
University of California
Davis, CA  95616

 *New Biology Postdoctoral Fellowships*

*College of Biological Sciences*

*UC Davis*

** **

            The College of Biological Science at UC Davis announces the New
Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship program that will bring outstanding young
researchers to campus to conduct highly integrative research addressing
major societal challenges.  Fellows will have a home in a sponsoring CBS
laboratory and will conduct research that leverages the tools and
approaches represented by at least one additional laboratory at UC Davis. **

** **

A 2011 report by the National Research Council champions the power of deep
integration of traditionally distinct research approaches and methods. The
essence of the New Biology, as defined by this report, is integration -
re-integration of the many sub-disciplines of biology, and the integration
into biology of physicists, chemists, computer scientists, engineers, and
mathematicians to create a research community with the capacity to tackle a
broad range of scientific and societal problems.****

** **

*Application:* Interested early career individuals should establish
communications with at least one host laboratory in the UC Davis College of
Biological Sciences (http://biosci.ucdavis.edu/the_college/index.html) and
a second bridge laboratory from throughout the UC Davis community that can
be from CBS or any other campus department. Applicants should submit a
cover letter that includes names and addresses of three letter writers,
with their CV, statement of research accomplishments (1-2 pages) and a
project summary of not more than 4 pages describing the research goals, the
proposed integration of approaches, and explains how the work will lead to
progress on a major societal challenge in nutrition, energy, health or the
environment. Applications must be made electronically at:

** **

*Duration:* Fellows are awarded a two year appointment.****

** **

*Duties of the Fellow:* In addition to conducting new research, the fellow
would engage the community at UCD on three levels throughout the term of
the fellowship:****

   1. The fellow would give a research seminar near the inception of their
   tenure as an introduction of themselves and their research to the life
   sciences community at UCD.****
   2. During the course of their tenure the fellow would offer a workshop
   or discussion series aimed at graduate students and others involving the
   transferal of new methods, tools, techniques or concepts to the UCD
   community.  This might take the form of a focused workshop to
   demonstrate the utility of new analytical techniques or a more distributed
   discussion group that stretched over the course of fellow’s tenure. This
   activity will be defined in collaboration with the primary host PI and
   normally will take place during the second year of the postdoc.****
   3. The fellow would engage the non-academic community in some form of
   public outreach activity.  This could be a lecture aimed at the general
   public, an outreach event at local schools, picnic day, etc.****

** **

Together with the development of a fellow’s research program these three
activities will help prepare the fellow for the multiple demands of
academic life: research, teaching, and outreach. ****

** **

*Salary and Research Support:* Awardees will be paid a salary of $50,000
per year ($34K from CBS, $8K from the hosting department, and $4K from each
of the two sponsoring faculty members plus 15.6039% for benefits and GAEL).
While some research infrastructure will be supported by the host labs, to
allow the scholar to pursue his or her research independent of grant
funding from the host labs, a $10,000 per year research and travel budget
will be provided by the college.  ****

** **

*Selection Criteria:*

   1. Ph.D. in biological sciences or related field at the time of
   appointment (but not necessarily at the time of nomination, as we would
   want to consider very recent PhDs.)****
   2. Publication and prior research record that shows strong evidence of
   independent thinking and “superstar” potential****
   3. Proposed research agenda / project that capitalizes on different
   research strengths of the two sponsoring faculty at UC Davis.****

** **

** **

EFFECTIVE:  October 14, 2013****


APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 6, 2014****

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