MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the oldest NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center. We feature world-class researchers and a well-funded, collaborative research environment.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Development is dedicated to providing first-class career and professional development training to enhance your postdoctoral experience. We have a very active Postdoc Association and we are a member of the National Postdoc Association.
We invite you to explore the various opportunities available to you.
Thank you for your interest in research postdoctoral fellowships at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Here we provide general information about how to identify potential postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at MD Anderson.
Since the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Development does not maintain a comprehensive list of available postdoctoral fellow positions, we recommend that you find a faculty member that would be willing to mentor you as a postdoctoral trainee. MD Anderson faculty that are seeking postdoctoral fellows typically post their open positions at postdocjobs.com.
If you do not see a desirable position at postdocjobs.com, we recommend you explore the departments that are of interest to you and contact the appropriate faculty members or department administrators directly to obtain information about available positions and the eligibility requirements of each program.
MD Anderson Faculty are also listed at Influuent, which may help you identify a faculty member based on a particular common research interest and you can contact them directly to inquire about potential opportunities.
All inquiries for postdoctoral fellow appointments should be sent directly to the faculty member with whom you are interested in training. Once you find a mentor, you would be directed to apply through MD Anderson's Discover system.
If there are any additional questions we can answer, contact us.
Fellowships are available at MD Anderson from a number of training grants (T32s and R25) and internal programs such as the Odyssey Fellowship Program.
Endowed Fellowships are available on an annual basis to clinical and postdoctoral fellows. Nomination(s) are submitted by mentor(s) in the Fall and awardees are announced in the Spring, annually.
MD Anderson Cancer Center has a “Postdoctoral Fellow Stipend Policy” which defines the minimum stipend level for a postdoctoral fellow appointment as the National Institutes of Health Kirschstein-National Research Service Award (NRSA) stipend for zero years of experience. Annual incremental increases for years of postdoctoral appointment that parallel the Kirschstein-NRSA stipends are recommended, but not required.
All postdoctoral fellows who are benefits-eligible receive similar benefits to employees. The standard benefits package includes medical insurance for self, access to group plans for dental, vision, short- and long- term disability, health care and daycare spending accounts, enrollment in the Teacher’s Retirement System and more. Additionally, all postdoc fellows have access to the Employee Assistance Program, Employee Health and WellBeing, the Ombuds office, etc..
Postdoctoral Fellows receive 120 hours of vacation and 80 hours of sick leave annually.
Additional information about benefits and resources are available here.
Yes, the appointment policy limits an individual to no more than five years in the postdoctoral title at MD Anderson, or a total of six years in postdoctoral appointments at any combination of institutions.
Initial postdoctoral research fellow appointments are for a period of only one year. They may be renewed annually at the discretion of the faculty member and contingent upon advancement criteria being met. The appointment term clock continues regardless of any mentor changes within the institution.
After the term limit has been reached, the postdoctoral fellow must be either request special consideration for an extension, be appointed to an MD Anderson faculty or classified position, or s/he must leave the institution.