Now accepting applications

The WVU Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Research Training Program, supported by NIGMS grant T32 GM081741, is now accepting applications for trainees for the 2016-2017 academic year.

BBS is an integrated graduate training program that crosses several departments and colleges at WVU.   Faculty preceptors and doctoral trainees are drawn from Biology, Biomedical (HSC), Psychology, Public Health, and Health Outcomes (Pharmaceutical Systems & Policy) Ph.D. Programs. The BBS Program provides research trainees with opportunities for strong behavioral and biomedical training.

Ph.D. students in any of these programs can apply for appointment to the BBS at the end of their first year. Preference is given to those committed to incorporating into their individual programs of study interdisciplinary perspectives and methods that bridge traditional areas of neuroscience and behavioral research.  Appointees receive enhanced research training and participate in a clinical immersion experience that will enable them to:

  1. Conduct behavioral research at multiple levels of analysis, using a range of experimental models
  2. Use multidisciplinary approaches, including physiological, biochemical, molecular, and genetic analyses, in order to address complex problems of clinical and public health importance.

Pre-doctoral students interested in applying for a BBS trainee position* should submit the following to Holly Legleiter electronically (E-mail: hlegleiter@hsc.wvu.edu):

  1.   An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  2.  A one page statement outlining how the applicant’s research interests relate to  the goals of the BBS program.
  3.  A brief letter of support from the applicant’s mentor

For more information, visit: http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/resoff/behavioral-biomedical-sciences or contact Program Directors

Albert Berrebi (aberrebi@hsc.wvu.edu) or James Simpkins (jwsimpkins@ hsc.wvu.edu)

Applications must be received by May 23, 2016

*Please note: Only permanent residents of the United States or US citizens are eligible for appointment.