K12 career development opportunity for research in women’s health, sex/gender differences

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The BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) K12 program announces a special funding opportunity for OHSU junior faculty members. The BIRCWH program provides salary support and fringe benefits, limited research funding, and an infrastructure to support mentored career development for those interested in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, population, and/or health services women’s health and/or sex/gender differences research. The BIRCWH program anticipates up to three openings for a K12 scholar in Fall of 2017 and Winter of 2018. Deadline for applications is August 1, 2017.

Award information: Scholars will receive salary and fringe benefit support for .75 FTE, up to $93,000 (plus OPE), and up to $25,000 per year for research, supplies, and travel. You will be appointed as an OCTRI scholar, which will give you access to core OCTRI services including statistics, IRB, regulatory compliance etc. (Some limitations will apply to these services.) This is an interdisciplinary research training program, so scholars must have multiple, experienced research mentors who represent different disciplines.

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals, or individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence (by October 1, 2017), who hold a clinical or nonclinical doctoral degree or its equivalent, can commit a minimum of 75% full-time professional effort to conducting women’s health and/or sex/gender differences research, have identified mentors with extensive research experience, and must NOT be or have been a PI on an R01 or K award. The applicant’s department must commit to support for a faculty appointment, protecting 75% FTE for research on this award, and covering any excess salary/OPE beyond this award.

Visit the BIRCWH website for more information. Apply here.

For questions or for more information, please contact BIRCWH Program Director Jeanne-Marie Guise, MD, MPH or BIRCWH Program Coordinator Daniel Johnson.