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Nominees for postdoctoral positions must have an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree, and must be sponsored by an approved UCLA faculty mentor. Applicants will be considered based on their potential for creative research accomplishments and the relevance and strength of the training program in Medical Genetics. Trainees must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Period of Support 

Appointments will be made for one year from July 1 to June 30 with the possibility of renewal for the following year. Trainees who have received one year of support and who desire support for an additional year must submit a new application. No individual fellow may receive more than three years of aggregate NRSA support at the postdoctoral level, including any combination of NRSA support from institutional and individual awards. A trainee’s appointment is contingent upon their mentor’s commitment to providing supplemental funding.

The T32 UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program seeks applicants with research interests in areas of genomic medicine, including pathophysiology, molecular mechanisms, phenotyping, and therapy for genetic diseases. If you have a strong postdoctoral candidate for an academic career in these areas for whom you are requesting support on the Training Grant, please provide the following:

  1. The application, available at: NIH T-32 Research Fellowships. All fields must be completed.
  2. The applicant’s curriculum vitae (CV) that must include: (a) Education, (b) Postdoctoral Training and (c) Publications (attach a copy of most relevant trainee publication). Include a section detailing past, submitted, and current grant/award funding sources of support for the applicant for the past three years, if any.
  3. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the preceptor/research mentor.
  4. The preceptor’s curriculum vitae or NIH biographical sketch, not to exceed five pages.


The deadline to apply for the T32 UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program is March 1, 2024. A deadline extension may be provided on a case-by-case basis by contacting Issa Lutfi ( and Jerome Keh (

   Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be reviewed.