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Postdoctoral Fellow - NCI U54 Fellowship Program

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jul 27, 2024

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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.

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 U.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.

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).

MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the Kirchstein - NRSA . This full-time trainee position will provide a salary between $56,484 to $68,604, dependent upon the years of postgraduate experience.

MD Anderson offers compensated trainees:
- Paid medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for trainees who work 30 or more hours per week
- Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage
- Paid Education Vacation and Sick Leave
- Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs
- Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans
- Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program
- Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts
- Fertility benefits
- State of Texas longevity pay
- Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups

Dr Shine Chang


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

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