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Cancer Biology, Informatics & Omics - How to Apply


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How to Apply


Number of Trainee Positions:
• The CBIO program supports three predoctoral and three postdoctoral trainees each year.
• US citizens or permanent residents.
• Predoc trainees are PhD students in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at UCSD.
• Predoc and Postdoc trainees are conducting research in the laboratories of CBIO faculty at UCSD.
Application Process:
• Nomination by CBIO faculty.
• Self nomination by eligible trainee candidates.
• Submit nomination or self-nomination to the CBIO Program Director (Dr. Jean Wang).
• Nominations are open at all times. However, funding start date is dictated by the start date of the training grant budget year.
Application Documents Must Include:
(1)   A nomination or a self-nomination letter.
(2)   Curriculum vitae of the nominee.
(3)   Proposed research -  3 pages, single-spaced, Arial font, 11 point, 0.5 inch all around margin, excluding references
The proposed research must contain:  (A) Title; (B) Specific Aims; (C) Significance; (D) Research Design and Methods. 
(4) NIH Biosketch of research mentor.
(5) Current and pending support of research mentor.
(6) Recommendation letter from research mentor.
Trainee Selection Criteria:
• Qualifications – undergraduate and graduate GPA, prior research experience and publications for predocs; prior research experience, publications and career plan for postdocs. 
• Proposed research – relevance to cancer biology, informatics and omics.
• Mentor support.
* CBIO is committed to training Ph.D. Students and Postdoctoral Scholars from the underrepresented minority group, the disabled, and the disadvantaged.