Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psycho-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psycho-Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Posting Date: 04/19/2018

Job Information/Description:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) invites applications to its postdoctoral research training program in Psycho-Oncology.  This longstanding NCI-funded T32 training program is designed to prepare fellows for academic careers as independent investigators engaged in clinically significant research on the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of cancer prevention, detection and control and cancer health disparities.  Fellows complete a formal didactic curriculum and actively participate in funded studies led by senior faculty so that fellows gain expertise in all aspects of project development, grant writing, study implementation, data analyses, and dissemination of findings via oral presentations and manuscript preparation.  Fellows receive guidance from senior faculty mentors in the development of independent research interest and grant proposals.  Current faculty interests include cancer survivorship, psychotherapy research with patients and family caregivers, neurocognitive sequelae of cancer treatment, physician-patient communication, quality of life, genomics, risk perception and cancer communication, tobacco cessation and other health behavior change interventions, symptom management, and addressing disparities in cancer outcomes. Many research projects are community-based and target urban, medically underserved vulnerable populations.

Research training faculty include Tim Ahles, PhD, Allison Applebaum, PhD, Abraham Aragones, MD, Smita Banerjee, PhD, William Breitbart, MD, Rosario Costas-Muniz, PhD, Lisa Diamond, MD, Katherine DuHamel, PhD, Jennifer Ford, PhD, Francesca Gany, MD, Jada Hamilton, PhD, Jennifer Hay, PhD, Wendy Lichtenthal, PhD, Jennifer Leng, MD, Yuelin Li, PhD, Chris Nelson, PhD, Jamie Ostroff, PhD,  Patricia Parker, PhD, James Root, PhD, and Stephen Sands, PsyD. Multi-disciplinary collaborations within the institution and outreach to community-based organizations are well established and allow strong ties to community populations.  Stipends and benefits are highly competitive (based on training and years of experience) and housing is available for trainees.  Doctorate in psychology, nursing, public health or a related behavioral/social sciences field is required and prior experience conducting clinical or community-based research related to health, and strong quantitative skills preferred.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all training slots are filled.

Contact Information:

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Send letter summarizing research interests/experiences, curriculum vitae and forward three letters of reference addressed to:

Jamie Ostroff, PhD, Director of Research Training

c/o Training Program Coordinator, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, 641 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022 or you may email your materials to

MSKCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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