The goal of this fellowship is to recruit postdoctoral researchers to the Taylor Lab supported by salaries supplemented above NIH pay scales by an innovation fund started with generous donations to the lab. This program aims to recruit 2 fellows starting in 2023 that will enter with a $70,000-$80,000 starting salary. Further, this fellowship program will feature more structured professional development and training designed to ensure that fellows succeed both in the Taylor lab, and beyond. Relocation assistance is also available when needed to accept a position in the Taylor Lab.
Research in the Taylor Lab has two broad areas of interest: 1. Analysis of B cells specific for antigens derived from pathogens or tumors, and 2. ex vivo and in vivo engineering of B cells for experimental and/or clinical use. Positions in both areas of research are available and fully supported by recently awarded R01s.
Applications should include a CV/Resume, the names of three references, and email/short cover letter describing your research interests. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply. Email Justin (He/Him) at JustinTaylor@Virginia.edu to apply.
Other Benefits of the Taylor Lab Innovation Fellowship:
The fund will cover any costs of key trainings identified in the fellow’s professional development plan such as management training, bioinformatics, grant writing, or other skills important for career advancement.
Fellows will have the option of developing mentoring committees meeting at least once per year to provide additional guidance on training and progress. These committees will be rationally constructed to include individuals in the ideal career path identified by the fellow.
Fellows that secure funding for their own salaries through other funding mechanisms will have the option to use the funds allocated by the lab to cover their salaries during the period of guaranteed funding to support and manage a technician to work exclusively for them.