SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAMPosting Date: 02/14/2023
Closing Date: 08/01/2023
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a preeminent comprehensive cancer center in New York, New York, is recruiting for postdoctoral trainees to join its Psycho-Oncology Research Training Program. We are seeking outstanding postdoctoral research fellowship candidates for mentored research training in the psychological and behavioral aspects of cancer. Supported by a NIH T32 Institutional Research Training grant from the National Cancer Institute, fellows gain expertise in all aspects of research, including health communication, grant writing and management, career development, supervision of research assistants, data management, liaison with multidisciplinary co-investigators, data analyses, and dissemination of findings via oral presentations and manuscript preparation. The postdoctoral fellowship provides a one-year renewable (maximum three), research practicum. In addition, support for housing, childcare, travel, and training-related expenses (i.e., health care benefits) are provided.
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences was established in 1977 and currently has 52 full-time faculty members. Faculty members available to serve as postdoctoral fellow mentors have expertise in topics including genomic medicine and health decision making, bereavement and palliative care, cancer prevention, immigrant health and cancer disparities, tobacco control and treatment, caregiving, patient-provider communication, neurocognitive effects of cancer therapy, and addressing needs of aging adults. Fellows are matched with one to three mentors with established research programs based on expertise and interests. Our research portfolio includes programs across the cancer continuum with opportunities to conduct clinical, behavioral, translational, community based and/or health equity research. Multi-disciplinary collaborations within the institution and 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.
Minimum Education/Experience Required: Doctorate in psychology, public health, or a related behavioral/social sciences field is required. 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizen or permanent residents.
Appointment/Requirements: Applicants will be appointed as Research Fellows through Graduate Medical Education. To apply, E-mail: [email protected] a cover letter summarizing your research interests/experiences, curriculum vitae, and at least three professional references.
Kristen Kazanjian at (646) 888-0374 or email: [email protected] Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 633 Third Avenue, 4th Floor New York, NY 10017