The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) is fortunate to be situated in Seattle with a wealth of expertise in healthcare, medicine, computer science, materials science and engineering both at the UW and at the many Seattle-based independent research institutes. With a very generous $8 M gift from the Washington Research Foundation (WRF), the IPD has launched the WRF-IPD Innovation Fellows Program supporting research partnerships between the IPD and other Seattle-area research institutes or UW departments. We are recruiting exceptionally talented researchers who have just finished their PhD to join expert laboratories at local institutions where they will apply protein design methods to current health, energy, and materials related research problems.
Over the next 5-6 years, there will be a steady state of twelve WRF-IPD Fellows who are supported for 3 years with funding for salary, computation, gene synthesis, protein production and other research costs. Candidate fellows must identify a Seattle-based research laboratory in their area of interest, and are expected to spend most of their time in these laboratories while at the same time becoming expert at protein design methodology at the IPD. WRF-IPD Fellows will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement and future promise. Prospective fellows may choose from a list of projects proposed by Seattle area faculty, or propose a new project; in the latter case, the fellow must identify one or more suitable host laboratories.
A list of potential WRF-IPD Fellow research areas and collaborating faculty can be found here: http://www.ipd.uw.edu/wrf-ipd-research-areas/
Principal Investigators: To propose a project for a WRF-IPD Fellow, e-mail a 1 paragraph research project description with relevant web links to email@example.com. The descriptions will be compiled on a web page to go with a solicitation for Fellows in Science.
Prospective Fellows: Submit a one page statement of research accomplishments, your CV, a two page project description, three letters of recommendation, and a faculty sponsor letter via the Interfolio platform via this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/24848
WRF-IPD Fellows may begin their projects starting July 1, 2014; proposed projects and fellowship applications may be submitted at any time. The first round WRF-IPD Innovation Fellowship applications are due July 1, 2014. They will be reviewed within 4 weeks, followed by notification shortly thereafter.
Please contact the WRF-IPD Fellows program at firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries or questions.
WRF-IPD Innovation Fellows are provided with a starting salary plus benefits of $60,000, $10,000 in protein production core lab support per year, and a research stipend of $25,000 each year of the appointment that can be used for supplies, travel, equipment, and other research costs.