Postdoctoral Training, Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Postdoctoral Training, Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Posting Date: 06/25/2018

Job Information/Description:

The NCI-designated Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a postdoctoral training program in cancer prevention and control (CPC)

This 2-year individually-tailored multidisciplinary training program is an NCI-funded T32 postdoctoral training program. The program will equip trainees to be future leaders in CPC.

The program offers a core curriculum in the science and practice of conducting CPC research, individualized training opportunities and mentorship through research experience. Areas of research broadly include behavioral cancer prevention and control and health services/outcomes research.

Specific opportunists include (but are not limited to):

  • Cancer communication, including the use of social media and digital/mHealth
  • Cancer health disparities
  • Cancer healthcare economics
  • Cancer survivorship and outcomes research
  • Community-engaged research
  • Health behavior research, tobacco control¬† and cancer screening

We are looking to fill up to 3 postdoctoral position IMMEDIATELY, starting Fall 2018.  


Candidate should have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree by the start of the fellowship and a commitment to a career as a cancer prevention and control researcher. In addition, candidate should have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a postdoc at VCU. MUST have a green card or US citizenship.

Contact Information:

Please submit the following in support of your application:

  • A recent Curriculum Vitae including previous research experience, both didactic and practical.
  • A personal statement describing the reason for seeking research training, specific research interests, and how the fellowship will contribute to future career plans in cancer prevention.
  • At least two letters of recommendation, including one from a training director or doctoral

committee chairperson/advisor.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Interested candidates should access the following link to complete the online application:  For information or questions, email the program director: Bernard Fuemmeler, PhD, MPH

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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