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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.

Information Sessions

Two information sessions will be held in the WVCTSI Large Conference Room (G150- Erma Byrd Biomedical Research Building)

  • October 15: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • October 28: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.