FAQ’s – Bioscience Postdoc Educational Leadership Program

Winter 2021 Quarter Applications are due December 4. All applicants will be notified the week of December 7-11 if they will be offered a Winter program slot.

Because this program requires a significant time commitment, we assume that all candidates have a strong desire to enhance their teaching and educational leadership skills. Therefore, for the benefit of the postdoc, we try to match their expertise with the Block course material as closely as possible because we don’t want to add the burden of additional studying to the program requirements. Given similar backgrounds, we might also preferentially offer a spot to a postdoc who is currently on the faculty job market over a postdoc who has just started at UCLA. We can usually accommodate interested postdocs in their first or second year of application.

  1. The M252/M262 courses were chosen because they represent a broad range of bioscience and biomedical research; however, the course material is not inclusive of all the potential bioscience disciplines. If you would like to register an interest in participating in a similar program in a different field, please email the director, Lynn Talton to indicate your interest. If there is enough demand to fill another quarter, we will look to expand the program.

We are looking for postdocs that can fully commit to the 3-week Block portion of the training. However, at the end of the online application, there is a comment box where you can describe your situation to the reviewer, and they will make a recommendation based on that information.