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NIH Postdoctoral Training Grant in Immunology

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The long-standing Immunology Training Program at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) provides advanced research training for Postdoctoral Fellows in areas relevant to modern immunology. The 30 designated Mentors, the remaining Faculty of the 60 member Immunology Department, the Faculty of TSRI, and the interactions with the La Jolla immunology community provide a rich, challenging, and highly interactive environment for Fellows.

The goal of this program is to continue the tradition of training highly productive, independent, creative scientists who will make substantial contributions to the field of immunology and related disciplines. Fellows also receive training in the ethics of research, communication skills, grant preparation, and proper use of human subjects and animals in their research. The 30 designated Mentors have a distinguished record of training Fellows, and have research interests that include structural biology, innate immunity, lymphocyte development and function, cell signaling, inflammation, HIV and infectious diseases, atherosclerosis, and autoimmunity. This Training Program has existed since 1957 and has a long history of training Fellows who subsequently developed into leaders in immunology.

The Training Grant currently supports 8 Postdoctoral Fellows. Both M.D. and Ph.D. candidates are encouraged to apply. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Training is supported for a minimum of two years with alternative support for additional training encouraged. Stipends provided are based upon the level of postdoctoral experience.

Only US citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible for appointment. 

For more information about the NIH Training Grant, please contact individual faculty members or:

Wendy L. Havran, Ph.D., Director

Jacqueline Ferrell, Administrative Assistant

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