NCI Training Program in Translational Genomics and Precision Medicine Approaches in Cancer
About the Program
The T32 in Translational Genomics and Precision Medicine in Cancer (TGP) training program was developed in response to a new revolution of Big Data and the need for scientists to be trained in the discovery, integration and interpretation of translational genomics for precision medicine. The training plan allows qualified predoctoral or postdoctoral candidates to be educated and trained in-depth and breadth in state-of-the-art areas of translational genomics and precision medicine related to cancer.
The goal is to educate and train the next generation of scientists to understand broadly their role in driving precision medicine through discovery science and development of novel genomic analytical tools necessary to power this application in the clinical setting. In addition to a mentored research experience by one of our outstanding training faculty, both Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral fellows are expected to gain interdisciplinary training in core competency areas critical to the future of translational genomic science.
Postdoctoral positions in the Translational Genomics and Precision Medicine in Cancer (TGP) Training Program at MD Anderson are available for U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Predoctoral positions are also available, no U.S. citizenship required.
Candidates for positions on the T32 must be currently working with or propose to work with T32 faculty mentors and interested in training related to competency areas of the TGP program. We highly encourage selection of clinical co-mentors for T32 fellows accepted into the program to ensure a translational research experience.
Predoctoral fellows who have completed their first year of graduate training and have passed oral candidacy are preferred; however, the T32 Program will also consider strong applicants in their first year of graduate training, no U.S. citizenship required.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should email their applications as a single pdf file with “T32 TGP Application” denoted in the subject line. The application should include:
- Application form
- Applicant Statement of Interest in T32 Training (one page) describing research interests and how T32 training might benefit future career goals.
- Five-page research proposal on proposed research project with T32 faculty mentor. Research proposal should include: Abstract (including specific aims); Background and Significance; Preliminary Data; Research Plan
- Applicant Curriculum Vitae
- Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the mentor of the applicant.
- Mentor’s training plan (predoctoral candidates only; one page)
- Personal data sheet (optional)
Encouraging Diversity: Because the training programs are also committed to enhancing the diversity of scientists, individuals from diverse backgrounds (including individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are shown to be underrepresented in health-related sciences, individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds) are particularly encouraged to apply.
Send the application email to:
Education Program Coordinator
Ann M. Killary, Ph.D.
Ignacio I. Wistuba, M.D.
Education Program Coordinator
Translational Molecular Pathology Department
2130 W. Holcombe Blvd.
Life Science Plaza
Houston, TX 77030