Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023

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Health Sciences
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With 30 years of continuous extramural funding, the Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) 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. To date, more than 600 trainees, from undergraduates to graduate research and health professional students to postdoctoral fellows, have participated in mentored research experiences with established leaders in cancer prevention, in a specialized cancer prevention curriculum, and innovative and evidence-based professional development training before launching successful careers in the field. Multiple programs within the CPRTP provide short- and long-term training experiences to recruit and prepare individuals for leadership and career advancement. Generous donor endowments fund our postdoctoral program at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The postdoctoral program goals are to expand the fellow's knowledge of cancer prevention under the guidance of experienced research scientists and practitioners. The mentored research is coupled with a robust training plan, including professional development activities, a cancer prevention educational curriculum, and an individual development plan. Trainees will lead mentored research; attend cancer prevention science seminars; present their research at scientific meetings; participate in professional development seminars and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Our program will immerse postdocs in the type of cross-disciplinary research environment characteristic of cancer prevention and control, risk assessment, and survivorship to launch a career as a scientist, principal investigator, or research practitioner early in their career. The CPRTP is committed to building a demographically and scientifically diverse research workforce.

Applicants must have already earned or be within five (5 months of earning a doctoral degree in health science or related disciplines by the application deadline.

May be from backgrounds in the basic biomedical sciences, medicine, biomedical statistics, epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, nursing, and related public health disciplines.

The proposed research project must be related to colorectal cancer prevention (Gordon Memorial applicants must propose research in colorectal cancer prevention).

This fellowship is available regardless of the applicant's citizenship status. Applicants do not need a visa to apply; however, if awarded this postdoctoral fellowship award, foreign nationals must have an active and appropriate visa for the duration of the fellowship.

Applicants may use the methods on the fellowship pages to connect with proposed mentors. For a list of potential mentors, visit the postdoc fellowship pages at

All fellowship eligibility requirements, mentor search instructions, FAQs, and a link to the unique application can be found on our web page application at > Fellowship Opportunities (click Halliburton or Gordon Memorial).

For answers to questions not found in the FAQs, please send a detailed email to At the time of the fellowship appointment, the postdoc fellow will be appointed to the MD Anderson department of the primary mentor (not the CPRTP).

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