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Molecular and Systems Biology SS Molecular and Systems Biology SS Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award

Deadline: December 1


The Molecular and Systems Biology Specialty Section (MSBSS) is pleased to request submissions for the MSBSS Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award. Applicants must have completed a PhD (or equivalent degree, e.g. MD or DPhil), be a postdoctoral member (accepted or pending) of SOT, and be a member of MSBSS by the time the award is presented.

Applications should include:
1.) A PDF document submitted by the applicant that includes a copy of the abstract that they submitted for the upcoming SOT Annual Meeting and a two-page narrative describing the hypothesis, background, and significance of the research, as well as the role that the applicant played in conducting the research. The narrative should be formatted in 11-point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins and should not include a reference section.

2.) A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s advisor, which should be submitted directly by the advisor.

The winner will receive a $750 award and an engraved plaque during the MSBSS reception at the SOT Annual Meeting. The winner will also be invited to give a talk in a webinar hosted by MSBSS later in the year.

Applications will be judged on their relevance and/or novelty to molecular/systems toxicology, logic and flow, hypothesis, approach, experimental methods or model, results, discussion and/or conclusions, and the advisor letter.

Applicants: please name the abstract/narrative file “applicant’s surname_MSBSS Postdoctoral Award” and put “MSBSS Postdoctoral Award” in the subject line of the email.

Advisors: please name the letter of reference file “student’s surname_MSBSS Postdoctoral Award Letter” and put “MSBSS Postdoctoral Award Letter” in the subject line of the email.

Submissions should be made by email to Jill Franzosa at
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 at 11:59PM

This award is made possible by the Molecular and Systems Biology Student Award Fund of the SOT Endowment.

Award Group: SOT

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Jill Franzosa