Biotechnology PhD Training Program



Postdoc Opportunities


ATCC-UVa Collaboration

Download RFP (deadline for receipt of proposals, May 1, 2012, 5 pm [Email to Sharon Krueger])

ATCC, the premier biological materials resource and standards organization, and the University of Virginia, have announced an innovative partnership to fund postdoctoral research in the biosciences.


The agreement leverages the leading biomedical sciences and biotechnology capabilities of both institutions to offer high-quality training and opportunities for postdoctoral fellows. As part of the partnership, ATCC will award full financial support to selected fellows to develop technologies and tools relevant to cell biology, microbiology and genomics research.


U.Va. and ATCC together will provide postdoctoral fellows with the opportunity to work at the interface between academic and industrial R&D. The partnership will fund six, two-year postdoctoral fellowships, with the first three fellowships beginning this summer (2012). Fellows will spend a minimum of nine months initiating their research projects at U.Va. facilities and then devote up to 15 months at ATCC's laboratories to complete their work. A primary outcome for these fellowships will be the application of novel technology to create desired tools for life scientists and to publish on the associated results.


Fellowship candidates will submit research proposals in accordance with the request for proposals developed by an oversight committee comprising an equal number of representatives from U.Va. and ATCC. Selected fellows will have two sponsors, a faculty member from U.Va. and an ATCC staff scientist, who will jointly direct and advise the fellow for the duration of the research project.’

Check out the 3.27.12 BTP Industrial Panel (10 am, Jordan 114), for an opportunity to meet ATCC president Brian Pollok.  He will remain after in Jordan 117 for a short presentation.



Sharon Krueger (

Strategic Partnerships

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