The University of Virginia and ATCC, the premier biological materials resource and standards organization, recently announced a partnership to fund six, two-year postdoctoral research fellowships aimed at developing technologies and tools in cell biology, microbiology and genomics research.
Beginning this summer, the selected fellows will split their time between U.Va. and ATCC. They will kick start their research at the University, where they will spend a minimum of nine months and will complete up to 15 months at ATCC’s laboratories. Fellows will have a sponsor at each institution, who will offer joint advising throughout the project.
“Through this strategic partnership with ATCC, we are able to provide U.Va. researchers with incredibly valuable training – in industry as well as the academic setting – that will serve them throughout their careers,” said W. Mark Crowell, executive director of U.Va. Innovation and associate vice president for research at U.Va. “The University is proud to partner with one of Virginia’s largest biotechnology companies to provide excellent opportunities to our fellows and to foster discovery and new-product development in this important space.”
Interested candidates can access the request for proposals here.
For more information, see the press release here.