The Lane Fellow Program recognizes and supports scientists of outstanding intellect who are dedicated to a career at the interface of computational and biological sciences so that they can pursue postdoctoral research in the rich computational environment at Carnegie Mellon. It is named in honor of Ray and Stephanie Lane, whose generous donation enabled the creation of the original Lane Center for Computational Biology, the forerunner of the Computational Biology Department. Absent special circumstances, applicants must have received their doctoral degree after August 1, 2020 or be expected to receive their degree by August 1, 2022. Candidates who have done prior Ph.D. or postdoctoral work at Carnegie Mellon are not normally considered.
After initial review, some applicants will be chosen as finalists and invited to interview in person or via telephone. As part of this process, finalists will be responsible for identifying a Computational Biology faculty member who is willing to serve as their research advisor.
The Lane Fellow is to carry out advanced independent and/or directed research to achieve the objectives of the research project. This position will require an in depth knowledge of a specialized field, process, or discipline and may involve organizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of methods of research, testing and data collection, analysis and evaluation, and writing reports which contain descriptive, analytical and evaluative content. The purpose of this role is to acquire the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his or her choosing. Over the course of their fellowship, fellows are expected and encouraged to transition to independence by developing their own research program to take with them when they become independent investigators.
Lane Fellows will be selected for a three-year appointment beginning approximately August 1, 2022. They will receive a stipend of $65,000, benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, and a professional support allocation of $3,000 to cover items such as purchase of a laptop computer, travel to conferences, membership in relevant professional societies, and journal subscriptions.
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