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WVCTSI Research Scholar Program

This competitive programs is designed to assist in the development of clinical and/or translational investigators with the desired outcomes of peer-reviewed publications and mentor-sponsored (e.g. NIH K-type) and independent federal (e.g. NIH R-type) research awards.

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.

Candidates will be eligible for one year of 50% protected time with salary support and additional research and travel funds. Research Scholars may be renewed for one additional year on a competitive basis, depending on progress and available resources.