Training Grant Positions
The NIH-funded Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. Immunology training programs seek to develop outstanding independent investigators. Students receive didactic training in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and immunology.
After one year of laboratory research, students develop a written thesis proposal delineating the questions, significance, and approaches to be pursued. The thesis advisor and four faculty mentors meet twice a year with each student. Publication and presentation of thesis research findings at national meetings are emphasized.
Senior students are mentored to identify outstanding postdoctoral training opportunities. 80% of our graduates who have now finished postdoctoral training are independent investigators in academia or industry.
Predoctoral appointees must have received a baccalaureate degree by the beginning date of their NRSA appointment, and be enrolled in Mayo's program leading to a Ph.D. in science.
Postdoctoral appointees must have received, as of the beginning date of the NRSA appointment, a Ph.D., M.D. or comparable doctoral degree. Appointees must also be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or must have been legally admitted as a permanent resident.
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