Postdoc Opportunity with UCSF Partnerships for Research in Implementation Science Center (PRISE) Center

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December 8, 2023
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Partnerships for Research in Implementation Science for Equity in Heart and Lung Diseases (PRISE-HL) T32 Program

In March 2023, the PRISE Center was awarded a T32 grant from The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The goal of the Partnerships for Research in Implementation Science for Equity in Heart and Lung Diseases (PRISE-HL) T32 program is to provide support to outstanding post-doctoral scholars with interdisciplinary training in implementation science and health equity approaches to help transform the uptake and delivery of evidence-based interventions for heart and lung diseases in clinical and community settings. Trainees will benefit from a team-based approach to mentoring through a career development committee that includes one faculty member with content expertise in clinical or translational research in heart and lung diseases, one faculty member with methodological expertise in implementation science-based methods, and one faculty member with expertise in health equity research (if not already covered).

We have 3 open positions in the PRISE Center sponsored T32, to start by July 1, 2024. The location for this postdoc position is University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) or University of California, Irvine (UCI). The position may be fully remote or hybrid depending on research scope.

One-year training slots are available on a competitive basis to trainees proposing implementation science research in NHLBI priority areas (heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders), with a focus on health disparities.

Job Requirements: 

PRISE-HL Postdoc Position Requirements:

  • The project must be broadly related to heart, lung, blood, or sleep research.
  • The postdoc position is for a one-year duration and is ideally started on or before July 1, 2024.
  • Renewal for a second year of T32 funding may be possible, depending on availability of funding in FY25-26.
  • All NIH National Research Service Awards (NRSA) require a payback agreement (Training Payback | Research Training and Career Development ( This impacts individuals differently, but typically payback is required only for the first year of NIH NRSA fellowship support and is usually satisfied by one year of continued research-related activity. Please discuss with us if you have any questions. 
  • Review citizenship status requirements as per the NIH Guidelines for T32 Trainee Appointments)
  • The T32 grant provides a stipend based on the NIH experience scale and support for trainee benefits. 2023 NIH Post Doc Stipend Levels
  • A primary mentor with content expertise in clinical or translational research in heart or lung diseases is required to provide additional support for any “funding gap,” up to the UCSF required salary and benefits levels and guided by current contracts and policies. UCSF Post Doc Salary Scale. It is the applicant’s responsibility to reach out to potential primary mentors and identify a primary mentor (with the primary mentor’s permission) in their application materials. See mentor requirements below.
  • Up to $1,400 is available per trainee for travel to an academic research conference (cannot be primarily clinical).
  • Up to $4500 is available to each trainee to cover tuition and fees for a customized curriculum that includes implementation science and health equity-focused graduate-level courses.

Mentor requirements 

  • The primary mentor should be a UCSF or UC Irvine faculty member with an established training record.
    • See PRISE T32 Current Mentors for reference. This is not an exhaustive list, and you may choose to reach out to an individual who is not on the list but meets the criteria of being a UCSF or UC Irvine faculty member.
  • The primary mentor is expected to provide a strong training environment and support the trainee’s participation in implementation science and health equity-related activities.
  • The primary mentor should be able to demonstrate adequate funding to support the trainee and proposed research. See PRISE-HL postdoc position requirements above for additional details.
How to Apply: 

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Please let us know if you have any trainees who are interested in filling the spots by providing us with the following documents (trainees looking for one year of additional funding are especially welcome):

  • Cover page, with the following information:
    • Name of the applicant
    • Email address and phone number
    • Current NIH postdoctoral training level
    • Current UCSF or UCI postdoctoral level
    • Dates of prior NIH NRSA-supported training
    • Name of primary mentor
    • Mentor’s email address and phone number
    • Requested start date for funding
  • Fellow biosketch or CV
  • One page description of research proposal
    • Overview of research project
    • How the PRISE T32 will bolster your research career training
    • How the research project is related to NHLBI topic areas, implementation science and health equity
  • Biosketch of primary mentor


Please send documents to Tiese Etim-Inyang, PRISE Center Program Coordinator ([email protected]). The deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2024, and applicants can expect to receive a decision by May 1, 2024. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

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