Nomintations Sought for Searle Scholars

Nominations are sought from our junior faculty for the Searle Scholars program.

The candidate, who must be nominated by Drexel, is expected to be pursuing an independent research career in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. The Searle Scholars Program selection committee is primarily concerned with the potential of the applicant to make innovative and high-impact contributions to research over an extended period of time.

Candidates must have begun their first appointment at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2011. The appointment must be a tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent). More details may be found at: http://www.searlescholars.net/

The final Searle application requires a research proposal, the first page of each of five selected publications, a Department Chair Statement and 3 Letters of Reference. We shall require the applicant to assemble:

1. A two page (max) research plan, exclusive of cover or references. No supplementary material is allowed. (Note that the actual application research plan is only about twice this size.)

2. A CV from the candidate, highlighting the 5 publications to be referenced in the application.

3. A page with the names of the 3 external references. We do not need, and will not accept at this time, the actual letters.

4. A brief nominating letter from the Department Head stating the particular strengths of the candidate

All this must be combined in a single pdf, with the file name containing the candidate’s name, and sent to research@drexel.edu no later than 5 pm, Tuesday, August 28. The email subject line should read SEARLE SCHOLARS.



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