Predoc/Postdoc Opportunities

Program Overview and Requirements
For information on the Training Program in Neurobehavioral Genetics and its requirements, please visit the Training Program page.
Application Details

We are no longer accepting applications this cycle (8/1/2021 - 7/30/2022).

Next Cycle Deadline:


Per NIH Grants Policy, candidates must be U.S citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Candidates must be nominated by a UCLA Faculty Member who is listed as a Participating Mentor in the Training Program in Neurobehavioral Genetics. Any applicantions that identify a mentor outside of this list will not be considered.

Candidates will be selected mainly on the basis of prior research accomplishments and academic promise. In keeping with the program's goals, preference will be given to applicants who are trained in psychiatry, neurology, or psychology, although we also seek outstanding applicants with other backgrounds. Proposed projects must have relevance to neurobehavioral genetics. As we are committed to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion within the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences, we highly encourage minority candidates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from economically, socially, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to apply.

Application Materials:

  1. Letter of Nomination from a Participating UCLA Faculty Mentor
    • The nominating mentor MUST be already listed as a participant in the program. Mentors may nominate only (1) candidate per application cycle. 
  2. Two Additional Letters of Recommendation (may be from faculty outside of UCLA) 
  3. CNG T32 Application Cover Page
  4. Current CV 
  5. Statement of Objective (1-2 Sentences) 
  6. Personal Research Statement (limited to 1 page)
    • This statement should explain the applicant’s interest in the training program, reason(s) for working with the mentor, and research plan. 
  7. Appendices (limited to 3)
    • This may include the applicant’s Published/Submitted Grants and/or Papers.

All application materials should be submitted by the applicant as a single PDF file using the following naming convention: Applicant First Name Last Name_Mentor Last Name_Level_Application.pdf

For example, if Jay Bruin is applying for a predoctoral fellow appointment with Dr. Carrie Bearden as their mentor, their application should be named “Jay Bruin_Bearden_Predoc_Application.” 

If Jay Bruin is applying for a postdoctoral fellow appointment with Dr. Roel Ophoff as their mentor, their application should be named “Jay Bruin_Ophoff_Postdoc_Application.”