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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Prevention Research

R25T Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Prevention

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Program Description

FUNDED BY AN R25T TRAINING GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE. 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 Program is designed to expand the perspective of the trainees by moving them from their base of strength in a particular specialty and to equip them with additional knowledge of the other cancer prevention and control disciplines. 

This cross-disciplinary training is accomplished by attending seminars and by participating in ongoing peer-reviewed, mentored research. Fellows are expected to present their research at scientific meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Fellows will also participate in professional development seminars, such as time management and grant writing. Trainees are immersed in the type of cross-disciplinary research environment typical of cancer prevention and control research, with the objective of launching the trainee in the scientific research role of principal investigator relatively early in his or her career.

How to Find a Mentor

  1. This program requires a minimum of two mentors with complementary expertise in different disciplines.  More than two mentors are allowed.
  2. At least one mentor must have a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level or higher within the Division of Cancer Prevention & Population Sciences at MD Anderson.  Faculty conducting cancer prevention research are concentrated within the following departments:
  3. Identify potential mentors from the CPRTP Mentor page and contact them directly concerning the possibility of mentorship.
  4. Other qualified mentors can have appointments in other MD Anderson departments or in institutions elsewhere.



Applicants must have earned or be within 6-months of completing doctorates in health science or related disciplines.  Applicants may be from backgrounds in the basic biomedical sciences, medicine, biomedical statistics, epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, nursing and related public health disciplines. This fellowship is supported by an NCI R25T grant (R25-CA57730) that requires trainees to have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.  Applicants with visas are not eligible for NCI-funded positions. 

If you are a foreign national and you have a valid and appropriate visa AND have an interest in colorectal cancer prevention, you may apply for our Janice Davis Gordon Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship in Colorectal Cancer Prevention.

Stipend and Benefits

Program duration: Postdoctoral fellowships are funded for two years, renewed annually pending research progress and availability of funds.

Postdoctoral stipends start at $50,000 per year and may be higher depending on completed years of relevant postdoctoral experience. Fringe benefits include health insurance, paid institutional holidays and annual and sick leave. Support also is provided for tuition, reference books, meeting registration and travel support, and limited research costs.

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke-free workplace. This program encourages applications from women and minority students. This program is supported by the National Cancer Institute, Grant R25T-CA57730

Deadlines & Important Dates

Applications Due:
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 

Application Decision to Applicants:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Research & Career Proposals Due 
Monday, January 13, 2014

Anticipated Fellowship Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

CPRTP Mentoring

For more information about what's expected of CPRTP mentors and guidelines for letters of support, visit the CPRTP Mentoring Page! 

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