Exciting opportunities tailored to postdocs and early-stage investigators within the CTSA UL1 grant at Rutgers University.

  • Career MODE applications are now open for our NIH/NIGMS funded 11-month supplemental omics and data science mentorship program. The program is open nationwide and half of the cohort will participate for free.
  • SHARP scholarship applications open November 20 to cover at least 50% of registration fees for intensive summer trainings in omics, data science, climate and professional development.

Career MODE Program Overview 

Funded by the NIH/NIGMS, the innovative ‘Career MODE’ (Careers through Mentoring and training in Omics and Data for Early-stage investigators) training program is recruiting a diverse cohort of early-stage Investigators from across the nation. The program will entail:

  • A hybrid (in-person and virtual) 11-month program aimed to supplement careers of current postdocs/newly appointed faculty in biomedical sciences to assist with their path towards an independent research career.
  • Intensive Omics and Data Science Training; Grant writing training for submitting successful applications as a PI; Leadership and management skills training needed for managing a successful lab.
  • Mentored research with two hand-selected internationally recognized leaders that will contribute new scientific directions, ideas, and technical advice for project success.
  • Check your eligibility. Required 8 hours per month time commitment. There is a nominal fee to participate, but at least 50% of the cohort will have the participation fee waived by receiving a scholarship.
  • Application Deadline: February 2, 2024. Visit the Career MODE website for further details and subscribe for Career MODE updates.


SHARP Program Overview

The Skills for Health and Research Professionals (SHARP) Program offers 1-4 day trainings in omics, data science, climate and professional development.

  • Geared towards early-career faculty and postdocs.
  • Offered in a variety of in-person, virtual, and hybrid formats.
  • Scholarship applications will open on November 20 for the summer trainings, with a deadline of February 29, 2024. These scholarship awards cover at least 50% of the registration fee, increasing the accessibility and participation of early-stage researchers and professionals in learning in-demand field methods.
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Both Career MODE and the SHARP Program are open to individuals from any organization and have limited capacities. Feel free to share these opportunities with anyone that may be interested.