Date Posted: Dec 19, 2017
Application Deadline: Feb 19, 2018
We are now accepting applications for two (2) postdoctoral fellowships in cancer prevention.
1. The Halliburton Employees Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention
2. The Janice Davis Gordon Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in Colorectal Cancer Prevention
The following applies to both fellowships:
• Open to postdoctoral candidates who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals holding visas.
• Up to two years of paid training.
• Must have earned a doctoral degree by the application deadline.
• For these donor-funded fellowships, mentor is required to contribute partial salary support and research costs. See fellowship page for details.
Gordon applicants: Proposed research project must be related to colorectal cancer prevention. The Halliburton fellowship is unrestricted.
The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center prepares scientists and clinicians to achieve leadership roles as research investigators in the field of cancer prevention and control. The goals of this postdoctoral program are to expand the existing perspective of the fellow by strengthening their knowledge of cancer prevention research and current disciplines and to provide them with rigorous preparation in novel quantitative methods, appropriate to the proposed cancer prevention research. With a special focus on career development and interdisciplinary collaboration, we seek trainees in basic biomedical sciences, biostatistics and bioinformatics, systems biology, epidemiology, genetics, behavioral and social sciences, economics, and related population and public health disciplines. To help foster research collaborations in cancer prevention and control between MD Anderson and other educational research institutions, fellows may be appointed at MD Anderson or at UT Health (not School of Public Health), Rice University, University of Houston, or Texas A&M University, and co-mentored by faculty from both institutions.
Centered around mentored research in cancer prevention and control guided by experienced faculty mentors, multidisciplinary training will be accomplished through a robust training plan that is founded on rigorous quantitative methods, a specialized cancer prevention educational curriculum, an individual development plan, and career development activities. Trainees will participate in mentored research; attend cancer prevention science seminars; present their research at scientific meetings; participate in professional development seminars; and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Trainees are immersed in the type of cross-disciplinary research environment characteristic of cancer prevention and control research, with the objective of launching the trainee in the role of principal investigator early in his or her career.
The Cancer Prevention Research Training Program is committed to building a demographically and scientifically diverse research workforce.
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