- The graduate-level
training program “Interinstitutional Program in Cell & Molecular
Biology” addresses the demands of changing job prospects, an urgent need
to increase diversity in the scientific community, and the importance of
enhancing ethics and rigor in research. The program unites three
internationally recognized research and educational entities, the
University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh School of
Medicine, and Carnegie-Mellon University, all in close proximity within
one of America’s most livable cities. Thanks to culling from the best of
the participating departments, trainees will attend outstanding courses
and seminars that collectively hone critical thinking, enable broad
knowledge, introduce cutting-edge technologies, emphasize scientific
ethics and rigor and reproducibility, and highlight career and
professional development opportunities. Additionally, instruction and
practice in communication skills, including participation in outreach
and classroom teaching, will be an integral feature of the program. In
sum, the program will recruit and retain a diverse trainee cohort that
will be provided with a tailored and collaboration-focused pathway,
preparing them for entry into a range of career paths open to PhD
recipients in cell and molecular biology.
- Provides support in
years 2 or 3 for graduate students in each of the following departments
and affiliated graduate programs: Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate
Program (SOM at Pitt), the Department of Biological Sciences (at Pitt),
and the Department of Biological Sciences (at Carnegie-Mellon University).
apply: Applications will be solicited each spring for funding
starting Sept 1. Students should provide a 2-page research prospectus, a
short statement of career goals, 2 letters of recommendation (one from
mentor), and a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
Applicants must be T32 training eligible.
contact us with any questions.