UCLA Collaboratory Fellow Award Program

The Collaboratory Fellow Award Program is a prestigious funding mechanism available to postdocs and project scientists conducting research in computational biology and bioinformatics.

We welcome all individuals who identified a postdoctoral opportunity with a Bioinformatics, Genomics, and Computational Biosciences laboratory at UCLA; and especially encourage applicants from all genders and underrepresented backgrounds including African Americans, Hispanics or Latinx, Indigenous Americans or Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders, LGBTQ+, People with disabilities, First-Generation students, and students of socioeconomic disadvantage backgrounds.

Being a COLLABORATORY FELLOW prepares you for the next career step

  • Develop and document your teaching and training skills
  • Develop your skills in managing and contributing to collaborations
  • Expand your research impact and publication record
  • Leverage the network of faculty engaged with the Collaboratory
  • Benefit from a community of like-minded peer postdocs
  • Receive $25,000 per year in funding (renewable 6 month increments)

Our Faculty

QCB Collaboratory is searching for a postdoc or project scientist who can collaborate with world-class faculty in bioinformatics, genomics, or computational biology– To learn about our faculty, and their research, click here.

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Qualifications and Requirements

Collaboratory Fellow responsibilities are designed to provide career development opportunities complementary to those of their host laboratory: developing a collaborative network; broadening research impact and training; and expanding a teaching portfolio.

Awards are typically $12,500 and for a renewable six-month period. Fellows are responsible for:

  • teaching one workshop per quarter,
  • dedicating one day per week to Collaboratory projects,
  • attending monthly group meetings.

To apply, e-mail the following materials to collaboratory@ucla.edu:

    • a curriculum vitae (CV)
    • No more than 1-page research statement:
      • Please describe your past and current research, and highlight your quantitative expertise.
      • What types of collaborative projects may you be interested in contributing to QCBio?
    • No more than 1-page teaching statement:
      • Please describe your past teaching experiences and your teaching philosophy.
      • Which of the currently offered workshops would you be interested in teaching?
      • What new workshops you might want to develop, and how would they align with your teaching philosophy.
    • No more than 1-page Diversity statement:
      • Please describe your knowledge of the opportunities, and challenges in advancing diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.
      • How have you been actively engaged to further equity, diversity and inclusion?
      • Describe your plans to further inclusive and equitable teaching practices.
    • No more than 1 letter of recommendation from a faculty member who is not your current PI.
    • No more than 1 page letter of support from your current PI.

For Returning Fellows, e-mail the following materials to collaboratory@ucla.edu:

  • A curriculum vitae (CV).
  • 1 letter of support from UCLA PI.
  • Describe your plans to further inclusive and equitable teaching practices.