How to Apply
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- Application portal opens: January 10, 2024
- Informational sessions:
January 12th, 2024 at 12:00 pm Pacific Time / 3:00 pm Eastern Time
- Deadline to apply: February 10, 2024
- Notification of acceptance: March - April, 2024
- Deadline to accept: April 30, 2024
- Hold a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited four-year college or university by the beginning of the program in Summer 2023.
- U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or DACA with current work authorization
- Individuals from populations underrepresented in the US biomedical and clinical research enterprise are especially encouraged to apply
Yes, unofficial transcripts are required to verify degree attainment.
The REACH Postbac Program is open to all to apply. We are encouraging those who would add diversity broadly defined to Stanford to consider this opportunity. REACH especially encourages applications from:
- Individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in STEM fields,
- Individuals with disabilities (defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities),
- Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (defined as those who meet two or more of the following criteria described by the NIH in Category C of https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html)
- Women from the above backgrounds or other backgrounds who are underrepresented within biomedical or scientific disciplines
- Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals
We are not able to sponsor work visas. However, if you have an active work visa from elsewhere, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding is guaranteed for one year with the annual salary of ~$60,000. Full health care benefits will be provided as well as access to all Stanford recreational and research facilities.
This program requires a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a four-year college or university by the beginning of the program in Summer 2023.
You do not need to but are welcome to contact faculty to discuss a research experience. You can however, research Stanford faculty and labs. Research areas: https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/browse?affiliations=capFaculty Program staff will match admitted scholars to selected research mentors. Lab placements with specific faculty are not guaranteed. There will be some research rotation opportunity. Staff will match students based on both research interests and current computational research proficiency, if applicable.
The program will be offered as a one- or two-year program. Check the website (link here) for this year’s program dates.
In a one-year program the expectation is that you will have had significant research experience. To be more inclusive, we do not limit those applicants who haven’t had exposure to a research environment, rather we increase the duration of the program. The two-year program gives more of a full opportunity to get research experience in labs to build specific skill sets as well as more opportunities to select your path, increase networking and professional development skills.
All participants will engage in mini rotations, professional development workshops, didactic learning, and community building opportunities.
The REACH Postbac program will select a cohort of ~20 each year.
Students without prior research experience are welcome to apply. Previous research experience is not required. We welcome those with or without prior computational research experience to apply!
Campus housing will not be available. However, we will provide you with resources on how to find housing in the area.
The start date of the program is currently TBD, but likely during the month of July. Please note the deadline to apply is March 3 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. Late applications will not be accepted. Notification of acceptance will be late March and the deadline to accept admission into the program is April 30th.
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Yes, healthcare benefits include the employee’s dependents (spouse and children).
No, recommendation letters will need to be uploaded and submitted on the same platform as the application.
Eligibility depends on the specifics of your circumstances. We are not able to sponsor work visas. However, if you have an active work visa from elsewhere that will be able to sponsor you while employed in this program, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see questions 1 and 2 above.
Yes, this is an expectation of the program that Lab Mentors are aware of. However, Postbacs will need to arrange the specifics of time off with their respective Lab Mentors.
COVID-19 requirements for all Stanford staff are indicated here: https://healthalerts.stanford.edu/covid-19/staff/. The page above will be updated as requirements change.