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NIH Opens Applications for Lasker Clinical Research Scholars

Tuesday, June 21, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Whitney Lingafelter
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The NIH is accepting applications for the 2017 Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program. This is a competitive opportunity for early-stage physician-scientists to conduct independent clinical and translational research as tenure-track investigators at the NIH and in academia. 

The program was established in 2011 to create career research opportunities for physician-scientists (it also includes dental and nurse scientists) and is targeted to outstanding post-fellowship physicians and other clinicians with strong research interests and credentials. Funding provides full research and salary support for 5+ years at the NIH followed by three years in academia (up to $500,000/year) or continued appointment in the NIH intramural program.  This program also allows for the opportunity for academic institutional affiliation while at the NIH. 

The deadline for applications is August 26, 2016.

The general start date for the positions is summer 2017, but this is flexible.  More information can be found at the NIH website, http://www.nih.gov/science/laskerscholar/ or by email to Dr. Chuck Dearolf at LaskerScholar@nih.gov .