2023 Special Cycle Application



Current UCSF Postdocs:

Apply TODAY for the 2023 Special Cycle!

Applications Due: November 13, 2023


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Program Description


UCSF IRACDA Scholars Program combines a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to hone additional academic skills through career development activities that strengthen scholars scientific writing, grant writing, and career coaching. The Program features a 4-year postdoctoral career development plan and funds postdoctoral salary and benefits for up to 3 years. This NIH K12 funded Program is designed to facilitate our postdoctoral scholars’ transition to pursue independent research and teaching careers in academia.



Application Process

Components of the application:

  • Complete an online form.
  • Upload a CV including publications.
  • Upload a one-page personal statement.
  • One letter of support emailed directly to Program Manager: [email protected]

Successful applicant personal statements generally address an applicants’ background and involvement with their scientific community as well as briefly addressing postdoctoral research goals and an explanation about why UCSF IRACDA is an important next step for the applicant's career.




  1. US citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Committed to pursuing an academic career in biomedical research with a demonstrated record.
  3. Committed to outreach and increasing diversity in academia.
  4. Doctoral degree received prior to starting the program, and ready to be appointed. Ideal candidates will have less than 1 year of postdoctoral experience at time of appointment to program. Arrange a conversation with [email protected] if you would like to discuss your unique situation.
  5. Candidates from underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.


The UCSF IRACDA Program is committed to providing access for all people with disabilities. UCSF will provide reasonable accommodations to any disabled applicant or postdoc in the program upon request.



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