The UCLA CPEP fellowship experience is designed to provide comprehensive training to well-qualified academically-oriented individuals that will prepare them for careers as directors of clinical microbiology or public health laboratories. The content and extent of training is tailored to each individual entering the program according to their unique background and interests. Rarely, however, will the length of the program be other than 2 years, or the time spent in the major training areas be outside the ranges suggested by the ABMM-CPEP. The training occurs primarily in the UCLA Clinical Microbiology laboratory. Training in the clinical aspects of infectious disease occurs at the West Los Angeles Veterans' Administration Medical Center and at the Westwood Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center. UCLA offers one or two positions each year starting in July.
Applications are considered from qualified candidates with PhD, ScD, MD, DrPH, DVM, and DO, or DDS degrees who are U.S. citizens or hold a valid immigration visa that permits employment for more than one year.
Applicants must have completed their doctoral degrees within the past 10 years and have no more than three years of cumulative postdoctoral research experience (NOT including medical residencies or clinical appointments). Foreign-educated, doctoral-level scientists (M.D.s and/or Ph.D.s) must have all transcripts evaluated, on a course-by-course basis, by "Current Members" of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) before they will issue a training license. For a list of current members, please visit the NACES website at http://www.naces.org/members.html. Complete Graduate Division requirements for a Postdoctoral Scholar appointment are posted at http://pathology.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=146.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Letter of Intent - Include your reasons for applying, long term career goals, and describe experience relevant to interpersonal and/or administrative skills, teaching, and medical microbiology.
Initial Application Form - The application form may be accessed at http://www.asm.org/index.php/postgraduate-training-cpep/how-to-apply.
Official Academic Transcripts - Please have your undergraduate and graduate schools mail official academic transcripts directly to the following address: Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UCLA, ATTN: Annetta Pierro, 10833 Le Conte Ave., CHS Rm: AS-267 Los Angeles, CA 90095
International Graduates - International graduates are required to submit a course-by-course evaluation by a "Current Member" of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a list of current members, please visit the NACES website at http://www.naces.org
Misc / Additional (Optional)
- 3-5 letters of reference required