University of Massachusetts-Boston — Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer and Health Disparities

U54 Comprehensive Partnership For Cancer Disparities Research

The University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) jointly announce a postdoctoral fellowship designed to ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce to meet the national need for highly skilled faculty and researchers committed to better understanding and addressing cancer and cancer health disparities. The joint postdoctoral fellowship program allows collaborative training that can occur at either or both of the partnering institutions.

Fellowship Components

  1. Research Training: Development and implementation of independent research with the guidance and mentorship of an experienced and funded researcher from UMass Boston or DF/HCC. Areas of emphasis for research purposes will include but are not limited to cell cycle control, development, cell signaling, and systems biology as it relates to cancer and/or cancer disparities.
  2. Professional Development Training: Provide direction and resources for career guidance and preparation for an academic or research career. Resources will address leadership development, project management, training in grant writing and other skills necessary for success as an independent investigator with an established program of research.
  3. Educational Preparation: Provide opportunities to develop teaching and pedagogical skills needed in academia. Teaching experiences occur on the UMass Boston campus, the most diverse University in New England. Fellows receive guidance from experienced educator-coaches.

Resources available to Postdoctoral Fellows

Each postdoctoral fellow is eligible to receive financial support comprised of:

Eligibility Criteria

Application Process

To apply, submit the following to [email protected]:

Deadline November 15, 2017. Candidates may begin as early as January 2018.

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last updated 7-Oct-2017