Postdoctoral Opening, Cancer Prevention and Control, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Postdoctoral Opening, Cancer Prevention and Control, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Posting Date: 12/21/2018

Job Information/Description:

Postdoctoral Opening in Cancer Prevention and Control

We are currently accepting applications for 2019

The NCI-funded Training Program in Cancer Prevention & Control Research Program at the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates for 2019. The program prepares trainees to become independent researchers in the field of cancer prevention and control with a particular focus on cancer survivorship, healthy lifestyles, and cancer care delivery. Program mentors have funded research in a wide range of relevant areas including health-related quality of life, lifestyle/behavior change (including tobacco, alcohol, diet, and physical activity), symptom management, access to treatment, health disparities, complementary and alternative interventions, late effects of cancer, and clinical care. Other key resources are provided by our Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and NCI-funded Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research base.

The program offers:

  • Two to three years of funding
  • Competitive salary
  • Tuition
  • Health insurance
  • Travel allowances
  • Research support
  • Opportunities for publications from existing data
  • Optional MS degree or certificate in Clinical & Population Translational Sciences

This innovative program is highly tailored to the trainee and involves closely mentored training by a multi-disciplinary team of senior faculty representing various disciplines. The program provides didactic and experiential training in grant preparation, project management, data analysis and manuscript writing. Support is provided for conference travel, tuition, pilot studies, and other training related activities.


The Program seeks individuals with recent doctorates (PhD, DrPH, MD, DO) in health-related areas as well as experienced individuals wishing to more fully develop their research in cancer prevention and control. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Application Requirements

  • Cover letter including a statement of research interests and how the training grant will further your career in cancer prevention and control
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Inquiries are encouraged and should be sent to either of the Program Co-Directors, Dr. Nancy Avis at or Dr. Kristie Foley at

Contact Information:

Applications should be submitted to: Alexandra Dest, Program Coordinator at We will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2019, although applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

For more information about the program visit our website:

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