The Center of Excellence in Pediatric Hemorrhagic Stroke Research at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is seeking applicants for a two-year funded postdoctoral research fellowship. Fellow 1 (of three funded fellowship positions) will participate in the Center’s Project 1, entitled “Predictors of Growth, Recurrence, and High-risk Features in Pediatric Brain Arteriovenous Malformation (bAM).” This retrospective/prospective cohort study will enroll children with bAVMs, the most common cause of pediatric hemorrhagic stroke, and investigate advanced imaging features and molecular factors associated with bAVM dynamic changes and hemorrhage. For this position, we are seeking applicants with advanced skills related to imaging post-processing and analysis, computational bioinformatics, and/or experience working with large-scale sequencing or expression datasets. Because Project 1 is multidisciplinary, the Fellow will have the opportunity to interact and work closely with multiple teams involved in clinical, imaging, sequencing, and plasma biomarker analyses.
The selected fellows will develop Individual Development Plans (IDP) under the guidance of the Center Training Director. The fellows will also benefit from the broader Network of Centers of Excellence in Hemorrhagic Stroke Research. This includes annual Network retreats, opportunities to visit other Centers for training experiences, and a curriculum specifically designed for Hemorrhagic Stroke postdoctoral fellows by the Network Training Center.
Center Training Director: Heather J. Fullerton, MD, MAS, Chief of the UCSF Division of Child Neurology; vascular neurologist and NIH-funded pediatric stroke investigator
Project 1 PI: Helen Kim, PhD, Director of the UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research, epidemiologist and NIH-funded bAVM investigator
1. Doctorate degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent) 2. US citizen, permanent resident, or visa holder (E-3, H1-B, O-1, TN, J-1B, or G-4) 3. May not hold another comparable fellowship award 4. May not hold a faculty or staff appointment, with the exception of MDs or MD/PhD with clinical responsiblities (may hold a title of instructor for the purpose of clinica duties)
Deadline for Applications (Fellow 1): February 15, 2020 Funding Decision (Fellow 1): February 26, 2020 Diversity Statement: Our Center is committed to promoting diversity, broadly defined as including, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation.
How to Apply
Applicants should send CV with a letter of interest (LOI) to Dr. Fullerton, . The LOI should state why the applicant is interested in the fellowship, goals for the fellowship period, and how this fellowship would fit into the applicant’s overall career trajectory. Should also include statement about candidate’s contributions to diversity.
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