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Behavioral and Biomedical Science Traineeship Positions Available

Applications due Wednesday, May 10

The WVU Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Research Training Program, funded by NIGMS grant T32 GM132494, is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

BBS is an integrated graduate training program that crosses several departments and colleges at WVU. Preceptors and trainees are drawn from Biology, Biomedical (HSC), Psychology, Public Health, and Health Outcomes (Pharmaceutical Systems & Policy) Ph.D. Programs. The BBS Program provides graduate students with strong training at the interface of behavioral and biomedical science.

Ph.D. students in any of these programs can apply for appointment to the BBS training program at the end of their first year. Preference is given to those committed to incorporating 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:

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

Pre-doctoral applicants for a BBS trainee position* should submit:

  1. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae or Biosketch
  2. A brief statement of how your research interests relate to BBS program goals
  3. A letter of support from your mentor- this must convey a clear commitment from your mentor to participate in BBS program activities

Application due date: Wednesday May 10, 2021

Email all application materials to with "BBS T32" as the subject line.

*Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible for appointment.

For more information, visit or contact Program Director Albert Berrebi (