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We seek outstanding pre- and postdoctoral students who have a strong desire to pursue research in conjunction with CTRD faculty mentors in the subjects related to the evolution, development and expression of sex and gender with a special emphasis on parental effects on development.
We are currently accepting applications for up to two postdoctoral traineeships to be supported by NICHD via this NIH T32 training grant entitled, "Common Themes in Reproductive Diversity." We offer broadly integrative training in the areas of sexuality, sexual behavior, reproduction and development, with attention given to a wide variety of species including humans. Research conducted by participants addresses key questions in the development and expression of sex differences and sexual patterns, as well as maternal and paternal effects on morphological, sexual, and social development. Indiana University's excellent support for research and its globally recognized strengths in human sexual and reproductive health, gender studies, animal behavior, endocrinology, and the evolution of development ensure high quality training.
Applications from prospective trainees who work on non-human systems are always welcome, and we are currently especially welcoming applicants who are interested in addressing CTRD questions in humans and who seek cross-disciplinary training that will enrich and deepen their work and its applications. A PhD in psychology, anthropology, gender studies, biology, neuroscience, chemistry, or a related field is required. Access and interaction with faculty of different specializations is built into the training experience. Candidates must identify a member of the training faculty who is willing to serve as the primary mentor and establish the training plan with him or her prior to applying. Application deadline is February 15, 2013.
Traineeships include a competitive salary based on the current NIH pay scale, commensurate with experience, and modest funds to support research and travel. The successful applicant will help foster collaborations among faculty and serve as a professional model for predoctoral trainees.
Please email your completed application to Linda Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org or (less desired) mail it to 402 N. Park Street, Bloomington, IN 47405. The email subject line should read: CTRD Postdoc Application. If you have specific questions about the process, please contact Dale Sengelaub (email@example.com), who will answer your questions or forward your inquiry to the appropriate person.
Minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply. Trainees must be citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents of the US. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
Appointments are generally for one year with the possibility but not the expectation of renewal. Decisions regarding renewal will be based on progress reports written by the trainee, mentor evaluations, and records of achievement (publications, presentations at conferences and meetings, awards).
The training grant supports three or four predoctoral positions with stipend levels set by NIH (currently $22,032). Appointments are generally for one year with the possibility but not the expectation of renewal. Decisions regarding renewal will be based on progress reports written by the trainee, mentor evaluations, and records of achievement (publications, presentations at conferences and meetings, awards). To apply for a pre-doctoral line, you will need first to gain admission to an affiliated department or program (Biology, Chemistry, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Gender Studies, Neuroscience, Medical Sciences) and then to submit the CTRD application form via email. Preference will be given to more advanced students who have been admitted to candidacy and are affiliated with the training faculty, but unusually talented students at the beginning of their graduate careers will also be considered.
Applications for 2013-2014 predoctoral positions are due by email by 4pm on February 15, 2013.
The criteria for selection for both the pre- and postdoctoral positions will include GREs, academic record, letters of recommendation, and evidence of productive research experience, which may include presentations at scientific meetings, publications, and research grants. In addition, we will consider a brief plan of research.
All trainees will be expected to participate in the core elements of the program. Examples are enrollment in core courses, pursuing training in research ethics, spending time with visiting lecturers, presenting at the Animal Behavior Research Conference, serving as models for younger students, and participating in a common forum for discussion. We will expect regular attendance at CTRD events, which will occur in collaboration with CISAB, KI, and other participating departments/programs.
All applicants will be given equal consideration regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity. In addition, special efforts will be made to increase the diversity of our trainees. Trainees must be citizens, non-citizen nationals or permanent residents of the US.