Path to Postdoc At UCSF

by Vash Doshi, Graduate Career Peer
Friday, January 17, 2020 8:55 AM

Path to Postdoc @UCSF is a unique program for outstanding senior graduate students (that will complete their PhD by the end of 2020) to be exposed to world-class research opportunities at UCSF or the associated Gladstone Institutes. Students will have an opportunity to interview with faculty research mentors for a postdoctoral position in their lab, give a research presentation to faculty and the UCSF community, meet current postdocs, and experience vibrant San Francisco. Travel and lodging will be provided and arranged for your stay in San Francisco.

Eligible applicants are currently enrolled in a graduate institution other than UCSF, are expected to complete their graduate work by Fall 2020, and are US citizens or permanent residents. We strongly encourage applications from students of backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.

Program Highlights
If your application is selected, they will arrange travel to campus and 3 nights accommodation. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to interview with faculty and labs you identified in your application. They will ensure there is mutual interest and space for a postdoc as part of the selection process. They recommend that you begin contacting those faculty as you consider applying for Path to Postdoc.

Application Requirements
1. CV with publications
2. Research interests and personal statement addressing how UCSF will enhance your career (1 page maximum)
3. Letter of support from current research advisor
4. List of 5 faculty you are interested in meeting​They strongly recommend that you initiate contact with faculty whose research interests you prior to applying to Path to Postdoc to increase chances of mutual interest. Selected participants will be contacted with guidance on faculty with whom to schedule interviews. (Click this link for a list of interested faculty and some tips to help you get started).

Finding Faculty
Not sure where where to start in identifying faculty to interview with? ​They have compiled a list of over 100 faculty that are interested in recruiting postdocs here

Important Dates
Application Deadline: February 2, 2020, 11:59PM PST
Notice of Decisions: February 10, 2020
Program Dates: March 25-28, 2020

Click here for more info
Contact Anne Sufka, Program Manager