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WVCTSI Research Scholar Program

The purpose of this program is to develop principal investigators in the clinical and/or translational sciences with the desired outcomes of peer-reviewed publications and submission of applications for mentor-sponsored (e.g. NIH K-type) awards and eventually independent federal (e.g. NIH R-type) awards. The award is available to persons who have demonstrated considerable potential to become independent researchers and may benefit from additional mentored research experience in a productive scientific setting, as well as to newly independent researchers. Research Scholars are eligible to receive salary support for protected research time from WVCTSI as well as a modest research expense budget. Pre-existing, committed departmental protected time for research/scholarship must remain in place for the duration of the Research Scholar appointment and the WVCTSI salary support* is intended to supplement and enhance the departmental commitment.

We are seeking candidates at the Assistant Professor level with a clinical degree (MD, MD, PhD PharmD, PhD-RN, DDS, etc.) who are actively engaged in clinical research with the intent of pursuing a career as a physician/clinician scientist. Candidates must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Appointed individuals are expected to 1) conduct mentored clinical and/or translational research (defined as research with human subjects or populations, or with direct application to human health), 2) develop the foundation for research and leadership skills by participating in a structured and tailored professional development program, and 3) work closely with the WVCTSI by participating in relevant mentor, training, and educational programs.

**Salary Support: The WVCTSI is bound by the NIH salary cap of $192,300. If you have questions about how this would impact salary reimbursement please contact the Program Director, Dr. Julie Lockman.**

Contact:

Meghan Reeves, MPH - Assistant Director of Investigator Development 

mreeves1@hsc.wvu.edu

304.293.6581