Inaugural Intersections Science Fellows Symposium -- Applications due Dec 1st, 2020

Are you on the faculty job market this year? Consider applying to the inaugural Intersections Science Fellows Symposium, to be held January 6-8th, 2021. This multi-institutional, postdoc-led, faculty-advised initiative seeks to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in academic science by giving mid- to late stage postdocs from diverse backgrounds the chance to showcase their work; network with leaders from institutions with open faculty searches; and receive 1:1 mentoring and professional development. 

Applications are due December 1st, 2020 11:59PM EST. Read below for more specifics!

 


Dear Dr. Monsalve,

I am contacting you to ask if you can help me distribute the following opportunity to postdoctoral fellows at your institution and to interested persons among your networks.

On behalf of the Steering Committee, I am excited to share information about the inaugural Intersections Science Fellows Symposium, to be held January 6-8th, 2021. This multi-institutional, postdoc-led, faculty-advised initiative seeks to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in academic science by giving mid- to late stage postdocs from diverse backgrounds the chance to showcase their work; network with leaders from institutions with open faculty searches; and receive 1:1 mentoring and professional development. 

Postdocs from any U.S.-based lab, who are ready or almost ready to transition to a faculty position, are eligible to apply (no nationality requirements). Priority research areas include: genetics, genomics, developmental biology, cell biology, biophysics & biochemistry, neuroscience, immunobiology, microbiology, computational biology, and quantitative biology. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged. Applications consist of a research statement (1 page), diversity statement (1 page), and a CV, submitted by the December 1st, 2020 (11:59PM EST) deadline

A total of 25 promising scientists will be selected. This event is driven by almost 20 institutions (Yale University, Broad Institute, Harvard University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh, Whitehead Institute, UMass Med, NYU, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, MIT, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Princeton University, Washington University in St. Louis, Columbia University, Meharry Medical College, Ragon Institute, Rockefeller University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine) and will offer exposure to postdocs aiming to transition to faculty positions. The program will not only showcase talented scientists and their work, but also to give fellows a support network of peers, mentors and champions for their long-term professional development and academic career success.

This inaugural event will be virtual, open, and free for all to attend, and we encourage you and your colleagues to participate.

For more information, please visit our website: https://www.IntersectionsScienceFellows.com/ and follow us on Twitter @InterSciFellows. For any questions, please contact: [email protected]

All the best,

Giovanna

Giovanna Guerrero-Medina PhD
Director, Yale Ciencia Initiative
Yale School of Medicine,
Office of Equity Diversity & Inclusion
ciencia.yale.edu