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Dear Colleague,

We would like to tell you about an exciting postdoctoral training program that is in place at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and hope that you will pass information about this opportunity on to your graduate students.  Thisprogram, called TEACRS (Training in Education and Critical Research Skills), is funded by the IRACDA mechanism of NIH-GMS.

TEACRS is designed to prepare talented scientists for successful academic careers in biomedical research. Trainees spend on average 75% of their time conductingbench research and 25% of their time in career development activities that will help them manage the multiple demands of a faculty position. Teaching skills are developed through programs involving mentored classroom assignments at minority-serving institutions in the Boston area.  The training is supplemented by workshops and seminars on teaching methods, career opportunities in academia, and essential skills such as grant writing, mentoring, lab management, and scientific presentations. The training components are sequenced to allow trainees to balance the activities and tobuild on previous experiences.  TEACRS fellows receive up to four years of salary support and a yearly travel and supply allowance.

The application deadline for positions beginning in the fall of 2013 is March 1.  However, later applications will be considered if positions are available.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of their appointment to the program and need to identify a Tufts faculty member who is willing to serve as their research mentor.  Commitment to the goals of the program, strong academic and research credentials, and an interest in teaching and mentoring will be important criteria used in the selection process.  For additional information on the TEACRS program and application procedures, please visit our website at
http://sackler.tufts.edu/Academics/Non-Degree-Programs/Postdoctoral-Training/TEACRS-Postdoctoral-Program/TEACRS-Welcome.aspx. We have also attached a printable flier describing the program.

Thank you for your help in getting the word out about the TEACRS Program.

Best wishes,

Claire Moore
TEACRS Program Director
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Rachel Kerstein
TEACRS Program Administrator
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