Mentored career development program in women’s health, applications due Nov. 3

The Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program has announced a mentored career development opportunity for OHSU junior faculty members interested in interdisciplinary women’s health research. Potential clinically prepared applicants can propose projects across the full spectrum of research including basic science, clinical research, information technology, health services, patient-centered outcomes, policy, public health, behavioral and applied science. In addition to salary support (75% FTE up to $95,000), and travel and research funds of up to $25,000 per year, awardees will be appointed as OCTRI scholars, gaining access to a variety of core OCTRI services.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence (by November 3, 2014) who hold a clinical or health professional doctoral degree or its equivalent and have no more than six years of research or research training experience beyond their last doctoral degree. The applicant must commit a minimum of 75% full-time professional effort to conducting women’s health research, have identified mentors with extensive research experience, and must NOT be a PI on an R01, R29, program project, center, or K award. The applicant’s department must agree to commit at least $10,000 per year in discretionary funds to the scholar, if appointed, which is matched by the institution with $15,000 per year toward the scholar’s research projects and training. This is an interdisciplinary research training program and as such scholars must have multiple mentors who represent different disciplines.

Applications due November 3, 2014.