Pre/Post-Doctoral Training Program, Cancer Prevention and Control, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Pre/Post-Doctoral Training Program, Cancer Prevention and Control, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Posting Date: 10/15/2019

Job Information/Description:

Cancer Prevention and Control Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training Program
at the University of Alabama at Birmingham


The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is home to one of the original eight NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers.  UAB also has one of the nation’s oldest and continuously-funded research training programs in cancer prevention and control (NCI R25T now converted to a T32).  For almost three decades, we have provided interdisciplinary research training to both pre- and post-doctoral fellows, who now have established independent research careers in academic and scholarly organizations.

This program prepares fellows for independent research careers in the field of cancer prevention and control.  Our program is comprehensive, competitive and provides training in areas that range from primary prevention to cancer survivorship, from the cell to populations, and from basic science to community-based participatory research and interventions.

This successful and interdisciplinary postdoctoral program provides expert and closely-mentored training by a multi-disciplinary team. Senior faculty mentors represent diverse disciplines, including epidemiology, nutrition sciences, cancer survivorship, palliative and supportive care, nursing, informatics, health policy, social & behavioral sciences, cancer biology, and genetics.  The program provides didactic and experiential training opportunities, including practical experience in grant preparation, data analysis, project management, professional skills training, and scientific writing (abstracts/manuscripts).

The program seeks highly qualified and experienced individuals who are passionate about advancing the science of cancer prevention and control, and who are motivated to take full opportunity of the rich, scholarly resources available at UAB.  Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Post-doctoral candidates must possess a doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, MD, DO or equivalent) from an accredited university.

The CPCTP offers:

  • Up to three years of funding   ●Competitive salary and benefits   ●Tuition   ●Health insurance   ●Research support   ●Travel allowance

Consideration of applications is on a rolling basis (In 2020, it is estimated that 2 post-doc and 3 pre-doc positions will become available).

Applications should include the following:

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

Contact Information:

For more information or to apply, please contact Program Directors: Drs. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried ([email protected]) or Marie Bakitas, DNSc, NP-C, FAAN or visit our website

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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