Funding Opportunities


Deadline to submit CV and Letter of Interest, TBD


The COBRE ACCORD at Marshall University (P20GM121299-01A1) invites applications for one to two new Junior Investigators to join the program this Spring. This is a mentored funding opportunity worth research and salary support to help junior investigators successfully compete for larger extramural funding. The goal of the program is to develop an independent, NIH R01 funded investigator in obesity research at Marshall University.

Funding Details

The value of the award will be up to $400,000 over two years for the successful candidate. All the services of the cores of the COBRE ACCORD (i.e., Genomics, Imaging, Workforce, Biostatistics) will also be available.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants should be in a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level at Marshall University.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in Biological Sciences or Biomedical Sciences or a related field (e.g. Molecular Biology, Cell Biology).
  • 2-5 years of research experience at the Assistant Professor level.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience/interest in the field of obesity.
  • Candidates should also have a significant record of scientific accomplishments in in the form of publications, presentations and prior funding (e.g. career grant and/or pilot grants).

Application Requirements

  • Submit CV and Letter of Interest outlining their statement of research and career goals to Jessica Kraschnewski.
    • Based on the LOI and CV, selected candidates will be asked to submit a full application, including research proposal, budget, and relevant approvals (IACUC, IRB).

Additional Information

Successful applicants will,

  • Have a joint appointment in the Department of Clinical and Translational Sciences at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
  • Receive dedicated mentoring by senior faculty.
  • Receive at least fifty percent protected time for research with salary support and an appropriate budget to conduct the project for up to two years.

Chairs of Search Committee

Subha Arthur, PhD
Assitant Professor

Travis Salisbury, PhD 
Associate Professor

Maria Serrat, PhD
Associate Professor