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Call for Applications: UCLA CTSI TL1 Postdoctoral Training Program 2023
Deadline: November 15, 2022 05:00 PM

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CTSI TL1 Training Program 

The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is a collaboration of UCLA, Cedars-Sinai, Charles R. Drew University, and Lundquist-Harbor-UCLA. The TL1 prepares postdoctoral trainees to conduct translational research that will improve care delivery for populations. The CTSI envisions the TL1 program as a training opportunity for a next generation of scholars with the expertise and training to make the LHS a reality.

TL1 trainees will learn to employ methods that leverage modern data systems and learn to develop the skills and approaches needed to continuously improve healthcare and public systems. Trainees will also acquire the fundamental competencies of translation as preparation to apply them to real-world problems in systems. The TL1 emphasizes the health of populations, and health equity.

Areas of focus include biomedical informatics and data science, the science of implementation and dissemination, and system science. All TL1 trainees are taught and mentored by a multidisciplinary faculty with experience in translational science and research mentorship and by research champions from the entities and medical centers that collaborate in the UCLA CTSI.

The TL1 leverages UCLA, CDU, Cedars-Sinai, and Harbor-Lundquist faculty to provide curriculum and mentorship that enable each trainee to acquire translational competencies and become well versed in the applica-tion of relevant methods. The program:

  • Delivers a curriculum that builds core competencies in T3/T4 translational methods focused on population health;
  • Supports trainees in the conduct of team-science-based translational re-search, focused on improving delivery systems;
  • Fosters a community of trainees who will progress to be translational scientists; and
  • Provides learning opportunities involving academic and health system mentors.

Applying to the CTSI TL1 Postdoctoral Program

Applications for the CTSI TL1 postdoctoral program are open until November 15, 2022. Eligibility and application require the following:

  1.  Possess a research doctorate (PhD, ScD) or clinical doctorate (MD, DDS) from an accredited institution. Applicants with a clinical doctorate must have completed or be currently enrolled in an advanced research degree program (PhD, MS or equivalent, with other masters degrees considered);
  2. Pursue research training full-time (generally defined as 40 hours per week);
  3. US citizen or permanent resident status;
  4. A personal statement describing re-search training and career goals that re-late to the TL1 focus (1,500-word limit, approximately 3 pages);
  5.  An NIH biosketch or curriculum vitae (CV);
  6. Letters of recommendation from at least two academic faculty familiar with the applicant’s work (2-page limit per letter); and
  7. Academic transcripts.

Funding is renewed on an annual basis based on academic excellence and progress within the program. Postdoctoral trainees are eligible for up to two years of TL1 funding.

To apply: https://bit.ly/TL1POSTDOC
If preferred, faculty can submit their letters of recommendation separately at: https://bit.ly/TL1-LOR
Questions about the program are encouraged. Email: CTSIWD@mednet.ucla.edu


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