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Calling early-career biomedical data scientists: Apply for a CARD master’s level fellowship!

Dr. Andrew Singleton
Center Director,
Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD)

The NIH intramural Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD), led by NIA and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, continues to evolve toward being a significant contributor to the scientific community. Early-career biomedical data scientists seeking to advance their expertise can apply now for our new research-intensive master’s level fellowship program. This two-year Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) student fellowship is an excellent way to connect with CARD as we strive to build a diverse scientific community, train health care researchers to broaden their data science knowledge, and cultivate the next generation of data scientists and bioinformaticians.

CARD is accepting applications now until midnight ET on May 2 for fall 2022 semester enrollment.

Selected candidates will be offered a full-time position to work at CARD while completing their coursework to earn a master of professional studies (MPS) in data science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Recent college graduates or college seniors who will graduate this spring with a (minimum) 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. The fellowship covers costs of the MPS degree (except books) and provides a paid stipend.

Just the ticket for early-career scientists

The IRTA-MPS will provide selected fellows with a unique opportunity to be trained in data science while developing their own projects in the field of Alzheimer’s and related dementias research. The experience will include collaborative instruction and research performed at CARD as well as connections to experts in the field of data science. Fellows will develop and refine new skills by working on a broad range of research projects using state-of-the-art data analysis tools and techniques to accelerate discovery in the Alzheimer’s and related dementias field through clinical, imaging, and multiomics data integration.

We aim to provide trainees with flexibilities to pursue their own creative ideas with support from CARD’s mentored environment.

Join us on March 30 to learn more, and apply by May 2

We are excited to have this opportunity to attract, engage, and develop top early-career talent to help CARD create and innovate in an inclusive, collaborative, and interdisciplinary setting. Eligible students who are interested in learning more should register to attend the interactive Virtual Information Session hosted by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) on March 30, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET.

Don’t forget to apply before midnight ET on May 2 to make the CARD/FAES/UMBC Fellowship the next key step in your career development! Email us with questions or leave a comment below.

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