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Pharmacology & Toxicology

Training in Molecular Toxicology and Environmental Disease:

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • This support is offered for a two year period (subject to review at the end of the first year). A competitive application may be submitted for a third year of support.

  • Trainees must sign and abide by a Payback Agreement which requires one month of health-related research for each of the first twelve months of support; if more than twelve months of support are received, each additional month of support satisfies a month of payback for the first twelve months.

  • Appointment terms are for one year periods. Early terminations are granted only under exceptional circumstances.

  • Trainees will devote a minimum of 40 hours/week to research related to the grant.

  • Trainees should not accept any additional support or employment without conferring with the training grant director.

  • Trainees should attend PGS 185D, “Responsible Conduct of Science” (commonly referred to as “Ethics Class” and offered each fall for one hour a week), one semester during training term. Registration for the course is not required, but attendance is required.

  • It is highly recommended that trainees audit PGS 487Q “Communication Skills for Scientists” (offered only in the summer), PGS 185G “Grant Writing,” PGS 384K “Fundamentals of Toxicology,” and PGS 384L“Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology” during the training period.

  • Trainees will attend and participate in the Toxicology Seminar Series, and present a synopsis of research findings as part of that series at least once every other academic year.

  • Trainees should present results of research supported by the training grant at an outside conference, generally once per year.

  • Trainees are expected to publish results of research supported by the training grant and cite grant contribution (T32 ES007247). Beginning postdoctoral trainees are expected to have at least one manuscript submitted by the end of their first year of training. Increased productivity (2-3 papers/year) is expected for subsequent years of support. Reappointment to the training grant is subject to satisfactory progress, including publications.

  • Trainees should pursue other outside funding by writing a proposal for an individual NRSA Fellowship or similar funding. The date of submission should be coordinated with the training grant coordinator.

  • Trainees will provide a yearly summary of research (half a page) and list of publications on request.

  • After leaving the grant, trainees will maintain contact by providing address updates and responding to requests for information on current activities for a period of ten years.


Last Reviewed: July 8, 2014

Division Information

Mailing Address:
Pharmacology & Toxicology
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
107 W. Dean Keeton
Stop C0875
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmtox

Phone: 512-471-5158

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