USA: Post-Doctoral Mentoring Fellowship in Microbiology at ASM

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Description:The goal of the ASM Mentoring Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for a recent science or public administration PhD graduate or early, postdoctoral fellow to work with the ASM LINK Steering Committee and ASM Education Board to develop a society-wide, evidence-based, structured mentoring. The fellow will work on all aspects of the ASM mentoring program from developing an action plan; identifying tasks, expertise and resources; implementing and promoting activities; following through, monitoring and evaluating the program; and serving as program communicator and ambassador. The fellowship is up to two years and is in residency at the ASM in Washington, DC. It requires some travel. The fellowship offers a $50,000 annual stipend and some benefits. It is available immediately. For more information visit the website at: http://www.asmlink.org

Qualifications:Prospective fellows must be citizens of the United States and are expected to have completed their Ph.D. or postdoctoral fellowship by the time the ASM fellowship begins. Candidates are expected to have a broad background in science, and interest and experience in science administration or project development and management. Candidates are expected to be excellent administrators and communicators, task and detailed oriented, adaptable, literate, interested in working on a range of projects and able to work with a variety of people from diverse professional backgrounds. Both a fundamental understanding of microbiology and experience developing and implementing start-up projects would be a plus for the fellowship.

To Apply:
A complete application for the fellowship must include:
1. A letter from the candidate indicating a desire to apply
2. Three letters of references.
3. A statement from the candidate about his or her qualifications and career goals. The candidate’s statement should not exceed 1,000 words. The statement should cover: why the fellowship is desired; how the candidate is qualified for the fellowship; and what outcome is hoped for relative to the candidate’s career goals.
4. Two to three writing samples related to a single, applicant-initiated program or project.
5. An updated curriculum vitaeApplicant letter, essay, writing samples and curriculum vitae should be sent as a single packet via postal and/or delivery mail to:

ASM Mentoring Fellowship
Education Department
American Society for Microbiology
1752 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 737-3600

OR email to education(at)asmusa.org. Please insert ASM Mentoring Fellowship Application in the subject line. Incomplete packets will not be reviewed.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 31, 2013.

Full details about additional requirements, responsibilities and application process are avaliable at: http://www.asmlink.org/images/ASM_Mentoring_Fellow_Application.pdf

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