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CARRA Registry Fellowship: Request for Applications

By: CARRA | May 12, 2016 | CARRA Announcements

Established through funds at the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Inc., the CARRA Registry Fellowship will require 25% effort for one year. The CARRA Registry supports data collection on patients with pediatric-onset rheumatic diseases. This fellowship is designed to immerse the interested successful applicant in operational, leadership, support and scientific aspects of the new multicenter observational registry which will be used to answer pressing questions about pediatric rheumatic diseases, including drug safety. This is a unique opportunity for the Fellow to interact intensively with the CARRA Registry leadership team; to learn skills and gain knowledge that will enrich subsequent pediatric rheumatology research and practice; and engage in an intellectual environment with diverse professional opportunities.

Requirements and Guidelines Eligibility:

Applicants must have completed a pediatric rheumatology fellowship and be employed as a pediatric rheumatologist in the United States or Canada. New Investigators are encouraged to apply.

Fellowship Selection:

The CARRA Executive Committee will review applications and select the CARRA Registry Junior Faculty Fellow.

Fellowship Term:

This is a one-year fellowship that follows the academic cycle (begins July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017).

Fellowship Award:

The chosen fellow will receive 25% salary support and associated fringe/year, which can be used to offset salary expenses or to directly support the fellow’s research activities (Maximum salary cap of $200,000). However, if the funding is not used for salary report, institutional assurances of sufficient protected time is required. If the fellow departs from the program early, the prorated balance of funds must be returned to CARRA Inc.

Fellowship Requirements and Responsibilities:

The Fellow will:

  • be mentored primarily by the CARRA Registry Scientific Director (Tim Beukelman) and secondarily by the Registry Co-Directors (Yuki Kimura and Laura Schanberg),
  • work with the CARRA Research Director to learn site management and registry study finances,
    actively participate in weekly and monthly calls, colloquia and occasional program workshops,
  • be responsible for producing manuscripts, abstracts, and delivering presentations in support of the CARRA Registry as outlined by the Registry team and their own interests,
  • be required to acknowledge their fellowship in any publications that result from work done during their tenure.

Application Process:

Applications must be received by March 25, 2016 and consist of the following materials:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Research Statement: One page (single-spaced) statement describing what you hope to contribute and to gain from this experience, as well as how it would fit into your long-term career goals.
  3. Institutional Letter of Support: Letter signed by division chief and chair stating that there will be 25% protected effort for fellowship activities.
  4. Letter of Recommendation: Signed letter of recommendation from a CARRA member supporting your candidacy.

Application materials and/or questions may be submitted to:
Jason Jones, MS, CCRP, RAC
Senior Director of Research Operations
[email protected]