Postdoctoral Training

T32 Training Program


Objectives

Our objective is to advance doctorate-level mentees to the next level of career achievement through pursuit of the following goals:

  1. To recruit highly qualified candidates with an interest in a career in addiction biology;
  2. To ensure that trainees acquire exposure and expertise in modern concepts and technologies;
  3. To develop communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills;
  4. To impart grantsmanship skills, obtain postdoctoral fellowships and transitional funding for independent research; and
  5. To provide expert assistance with the process of obtaining an independent position [preparing application packets (cover letter, CV, statement of research interest)].         

Overview

  • Mentees develop their own research interests that ideally will culminate in a postdoctoral grant
  • Mandatory enrollment in Translational NeuroTherapeutics Workgroup and NeuroAddicts Journal Club
  • Enrollment in one of the following certificate program for years 1 and 2 through the UTMB Office of Postdoctoral Affairs:
    • Critical Research Skills, Advanced Management Skills, Teaching and Mentoring, Translational Research
  • Active participation in seminars, workgroups and other activities of the Training Program.
  • Mentees are encouraged to present their research at regional and national meetings