Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Psycho-OncologyPosting Date: 04/29/2022
Closing Date: 07/01/2022
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a preeminent comprehensive cancer center, is recruiting for predoctoral students to join its Psycho-Oncology Research Training Program (a NIH T32 Institutional Research Training Program), dedicated solely to preparing new investigators for independent research careers focusing on the psychosocial, palliative care and community issues in cancer. One of the aims of the training program is to provide research training and mentoring for promising predoctoral fellows thus encouraging them to pursue academic careers in psycho-oncology and palliative care. The predoctoral fellowship provides a one-year renewable (maximum three), research practicum. In addition, support for stipend, travel, and training-related expenses (i.e. health care benefits) are provided.
• gain familiarity with relevant literature and the methodological challenges of designing and implementing clinical research in the cancer care setting
• focus on development and completion of their master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation in a psycho-oncology research area
• interact with postdoctoral fellows enhancing socialization to academic careers
• learn about the ethical, privacy and human subjects issues raised by projects
Predoctoral Fellows are expected to:
• work with assigned mentor/training faculty on one or more research projects (as directed by faculty)
• participate as a key member of a research team carrying out research related to major issues in cancer treatment, prevention and control
• be involved in research planning and implementation, protocol and measurement development, research quality assurance, data management, statistical analysis, presentation and writing
• gain experience with practical issues in research management, including supervision, recruitment and retention, and team-building
• attend required didactics (e.g. MSKCC Fellows’ Research Forum)
• submit and present/co-present at least one paper or poster presentation at a national scientific meeting
• demonstrate evidence of academic research cancer development
Minimum Education/Experience Required: Applicants must be graduate students enrolled in local, doctoral-level programs (psychology, public health, nursing). Eligible graduate students must have completed at least their first year of graduate coursework (i.e., research design, basic statistical methods, health psychology), express keen interest in cancer research, and have strong letters of recommendation from their graduate faculty advisors.
Hours Required: 22.5 hours/week minimum
Appointment: Applicants will be appointed as Graduate Research Assistants through
Academic Administration. The Fellowship is a one to two-year program (maximum three).
Contact: Kristen Kazanjian ~ Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Memorial
Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue/Box 421, New York, NY 10021; E-mail: [email protected]