Basic and Translational Research Training

T32 Postdoctoral Training Application Instructions

The goal of the Pitt Integrated Clinical and Geroscience Research Training Program T32 is to produce a new generation of investigators with a background in collaborative clinical, translational and the biology of aging methodology who have the enthusiastic commitment, knowledge and skills to succeed in a career in integrated clinical and geroscience research.  This two to three year postdoctoral training program is designed for MDs and PhDs.

Click here for an online version of the postdoctoral application form.

Applicant agrees to the following:

    • Commit to 2 to 3 years of training
    • Participate in the weekly Friday geriatric seminars (1.5 hours per week) and Pepper seminars (twice monthly)
    • Take at least one of the aging concentration courses in the CRTP, or if pursuing a basic science area, an alternative source of formal learning about aging research such as the month’s Biology of Aging seminar
    • Create and maintain a career portfolio with goals and timelines, self-assessment, and progress reports every 6 months
    • With the mentor, develop and submit to the T32 director a proposal for a specific project with publishable findings, preferably prior to starting the year but at minimum by month 3 of the training year

Application should include:

    • Completed Application Form
    • Statement of Career Goals (not to exceed 1 page)
    • Reference letters from applicant’s proposed mentor and one other reference
    • Curriculum vitaeor biographical sketch
    • Primary mentor’s NIH biographical sketch

Completed Applications may be e-mailed to: with cc to Janelle Christensen:

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For questions about any of our T32 training programs, please contact:

Janelle Christensen
Project Manager

Phone: (412) 692-2843

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3471 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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