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Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine (PRISM)

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (PhD)
Postdoc & Early Career
Faculty & Administrators

Participate in Stanford PRISM: A Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative!

What Exactly Is Stanford PRISM?

- PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Science and Medicine) is an opportunity for late-stage graduate students from broadly diverse backgrounds to explore postdoctoral training at Stanford. PRISM provides an opportunity to interview with faculty mentors, get the inside scoop on postdoctoral training/lab environments at Stanford from current postdocs, and access professional development to score the best possible postdoc match!

Who Is Eligible

- While PRISM is open to all individuals who are expecting to earn a PhD by the end of May 2024, we especially encourage those from backgrounds underrepresented within academia to apply, including communities such as but not limited to: African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Filipinos, those with disabilities, those from FLI (first gen and/or low income) backgrounds, and those underrepresented on the basis of their gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation. Individuals with U.S. Citizenship and/or Permanent Residency may be given priority.

How Do You Apply?

- Applications consist of an application form (available via the link below), an applicant's CV, a research statement, a recommendation from your graduate advisor, and the names of up to 6 potential faculty mentors at Stanford. For more information on the PRISM program and/or to apply, please visit our website!

*NOTE: We hope to bring PRISM Cohort 10 (in-person) for a 3-5-night stay on Stanford University's campus. The goal is for prospective postdocs to use that time to explore the training environment and to meet with actual Stanford staff/faculty/postdoc peers. However, travel will be dependent upon the local & federal travel policies in place at that time... (If we are unable to host candidates in-person, a full complement of recruitment events will be offered virtually.)
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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Stanford University (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Medical Sciences
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
STEM Fields

Cellular Immunology
Chemical Biology
Human Pathogenics
Marine Biology
Metabolic Engineering
Molecular Biology
Molecular Chemistry
Pathogen Biology
Public Health

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