TRIUMPH Post-Doctoral Positions

Houston, Texas (US)
NIH level post-doctoral salary
December 04 2020
TRIUMPH Post-Doctoral Positions
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The TRIUMPH (Translational Research In Multi-Disciplinary Programs) Postdoctoral Program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas is currently recruiting exceptional  post-doctoral fellows for a very unique fellowship opportunity. Please visit for more details.

The TRIUMPH Postdoctoral fellowship provides training in clinical and translational research for Ph.D. trained individuals. The immediate goal of this program is to recruit talented and productive PhD trained scientists from top graduate programs to provide continued training in clinical and/or translational cancer research through didactic coursework, clinical rotations, and unique, interdisciplinary mentorships. A long-term goal of this program is to produce translational scientists who can be either a PI of a translational research laboratory, Senior Scientists in biotech, or lead team-science translational programs

This is a three-year training program. First year postdoctoral fellows participate in a series of didactic clinical course work offered at the MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School (GSBS) and strategically matched clinical rotations, while pursuing research in a basic or translational research laboratory. Second and third year fellows are co-mentored by a basic science/translational scientist mentor and a physician/clinical scientist mentor on clinical/translational research projects. TRIUMPH postdoctoral fellows spend approximately 80% of their time in direct research activities, 10% in didactic or clinical training, and 10% in career enrichment or peer mentoring events


TRIUMPH fellows are highly sought for their unique and integrative training in translational research. 

Since 2010:

23 TRIUMPH postdoctoral Fellows completed the program: 30% have advanced to academia (faculty or leadership positions in team science), 39% have secured leadership positions in industry and 30% are in other cancer-related fields.

13 current TRIUMPH postdoctoral fellows

147 publications (avg. impact factor: 11.1)

 >25 awards (e.g. AACR Scholar-in-Training)

 >$2M in independent research awards (e.g. US Department of Defense, American Cancer Society)

Eligibility Requirements

Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. from a top graduate school program in any of the life sciences

Publications in top tier journals (must have at least 1 first authored paper)

Dedication to pursue translational cancer research

Applicants do not need to be US Citizens or permanent residents. If the applicant has a visa, it must be valid for the duration of the fellowship

Applications should include:

Curriculum Vitae

 PDF reprints of all first authored publications

Three letters of recommendation (letters should be written on official letterhead and contain original signatures. They should be submitted by email from the referee’s institutional/organizational email account to

A two-page essay describing your goals and dedication toward a career in clinical and translational cancer research 

Application Deadlines:

December 31, 2020

March 31, 2021

June 30, 2021

September 20, 2021

For more information refer to the following website:

Dr. Khandan Keyomarsi, Program Director

Experimental Radiation Oncology, Unit 1052

The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

6565 MD Anderson Blvd

Houston, Texas 77030


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