Applying to the IRACDA NY-CAPS Postdoctoral Program
NY-CAPS postdoctoral program applicants are required to provide proof of doctoral degree conferral. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States of America. Priority consideration will be given to recent Ph.D. recipients.
New NY-CAPS Postdoctoral Scholars start between May 1 and July 1. Please note that recruiting for the 2013 Cohort has closed; new applications will be considered for the next Cohort starting in 2014.
To apply to the NY-CAPS program, please submit the online application and the following supplemental materials via email to email@example.com:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement- Submit 1-2 pages that highlight your career goals, paying specific attention to your previous experiences in research and teaching, as well as your interest in working with underrepresented minority groups. Please speak in detail about your commitment to teaching, your future career goals and any previous experience you have working with underrepresented students.
- Three Letters of Recommendation - one of these letters must be from your Ph.D. advisor/ P.I.
- List of 2- 3 potential research mentors - finding a mentor
Benefits and Stipend Infomation
NY-CAPS postdoctoral fellows will receive a salary competitive with guidelines set forth by the National Institutes of Health, with annual increases as allowed in accordance with these guidelines. In addition, medical and retirement benefits are provided in accordance with Stony Brook University employment through the Research Foundation for SUNY (http://www.stonybrook.edu/hr/benefits/rf/).
Selection and Interview Process
Applicant files will be reviewed by the advisory committee of the IRACDA NY-CAPS program. Applicants of interest will be contacted by the coordinating staff of the Center for Inclusive Education to interview for the program. The interview process will include both meetings with faculty of interest and program leadership and may also include a short seminar presentation of your current research topic.
Statement of Equal Opportunity
Part of the mission of the IRACDA NY-CAPS programs is to increase the representation of currently underrepresented minority groups participating in biomedical undergraduate and graduate education, as well as the research profession. With this in mind, candidates from underrepresented groups, as well as candidates dedicated to the mission of increasing diversity in the research professions, are encouraged to apply. Stony Brook University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran in its educational programs or in employment. Also, the State of New York prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Discrimination is unlawful.