Information for Current and Prospective CBI Trainers
Appropriateness of research interests to the Chemical-Biology Interface.
Demonstrated track record for significant funding (typically R01 level or equivalent).*
A demonstrated track record of mentoring graduate students.*
*Note: Pre-tenure, tenure-track faculty in their first faculty appointment are generally exempt from the last 2 criteria.
Full-time tenure-track faculty members from any UD department wishing to be considered to be CBI trainers should send the Program Coordinator, Stephanie Bergwall (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following information. Applications will be evaluated, and acted upon, by the executive committee.
- A statement: 1) expressing desire to be considered a CBI trainer; 2) describing research interests and how they align with the objectives of the Chemistry Biology Interface program; 3) describing appropriateness of current funding to your lab*; 4) providing graduate mentoring history*.
- A detailed resume or curriculum vitae. This should include a list of publications, funding history and science/education employment history (an NIH biosketch would be ideal).
*Note: Pre-tenure, tenure track faculty are exempt from these criteria but may wish to comment on granting experience and/or expectations and other teaching or mentoring experience. Untenured faculty with imminent tenure decisions pending may be asked to reapply after tenure. Application materials will be shared with the full Executive committee for their comments. Final decisions for inclusion as faculty trainers will be made by the executive Committee.
If you need any assistance with the application process, feel free to contact Stephanie at: email@example.com
Expectations for CBI Faculty Trainers are:
o Maintain a high-quality funded research program.
o Regularly attend CBI meetings/seminar program. Trainers should attend a minimum of three seminars per semester to remain in good standing.*
o Be willing to take CBI trainees for rotation experiences.
o Provide information necessary for renewal applications in a timely manner.
o Participate in RCR (responsible conduct for research) training program.
o Act in the best interests of CBI trainees and the CBI program in so much as reasonably achievable.
o To support CBI multidisciplinary training of CBI trainees assigned to their lab. It is understood that in some cases class schedules and other obligations may preclude a trainer from participating in the seminar series. In such cases trainers should inform the program director of their conflicts. Trainers unable to attend the seminar series may be asked to participate in other CBI related activities such as recruitment, RCR (Responsible Conduct for Research), or training activities. Extended periods of absence from the program may result in reassignment of trainer status.
Rationale: The program is regularly evaluated for the qualifications and level of participation of CBI trainers. The CBI seminar program is a co-learning experience which relies on both student and faculty participation.