Postdoctoral ScholarPosting Date: 08/26/2020
Closing Date: 02/26/2021
The University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine (MSOM) and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (Sylvester) are accepting applicants for a 2-year mentored post-doctoral fellowship in cancer disparities and equity across the cancer control continuum. C-TIDE is interdisciplinary program that targets training in multilevel determinants (e.g., biological, medical, social, psychosocial) of cancer etiology, prevention, risk, progression, adjustment, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and other health- and patient-reported outcomes (PROs).
The program is supported by an NCI T32 award with the goal to develop the next generation of cancer disparities researchers. The program provides exceptional training and the necessary competencies for postdoctoral fellows to develop independent, successful, high- impact
research and careers in cancer disparities and health equity.
The program is supported by 24 primary mentors who are funded PIs. Mentors include 15 PhDs, 6 MDs, and 4 MD/PhDs across 8 departments. Collectively, mentors have outstanding expertise in cancer epigenetics, tumor biology, and biobehavioral mechanisms; sociocultural, behavioral, and psychosocial determinants of health; community-based screening, lifestyle modification and symptom management, and survivorship interventions. Training (e.g., didactics, seminars, online modules) aligns with the competencies to be gained (e.g., social determinants of cancer disparities, intervention science, grant writing) and capitalizes on Sylvester and MSOM’s access to specific subgroups (e.g., occupational, sexual/gender identity, race/ethnicity, elderly) and expertise in applied methods (e.g., community-based participatory research, social epidemiology, epigenetics, psychosocial oncology, eHealth, sociocultural processes). Training is complemented by enrollment in the Master of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Investigation (MSCTI). Two training tracks are offered with opportunities for cross-track training and research:
Track A: Multi-level determinants of cancer disparities in etiology, risk, care and outcomes.
– Cancer epigenetics, tumor biology and biobehavioral mechanisms
– Sociocultural and SES context
– Psychosocial and behavioral determinants
Track B: Innovative interventions to reduce cancer disparities and improve outcomes.
– Community-based screening interventions
– Lifestyle modification interventions to reduce cancer risk
– Symptom management, survivorship and care delivery interventions
US citizen; no previous participation in a T32; ability to devote 100% research effort (75%-100% for MDs); completed terminal degree at appointment in Behavioral Sciences, Oncology or other related discipline (PhDs, MDs, MD/PhDs).
Please submit CV, statement of training and research interests and three recommendation letters
Please visit www.sylvester.org/c-tide.org for more information.