MUSC Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Postdoctoral Fellowship

Sponsoring Institution:
MUSC Hollings Cancer Center

Region/State of Opportunity:
Charleston, SC

Types of Trainees:

Eligibility Criteria:

The MUSC and Hollings Cancer Center are seeking a behavioral scientist, clinical psychologist, outcomes researcher, or implementation scientist for a postdoctoral fellowship in survivorship and cancer outcomes. The fellow will work in a highly multidisciplinary environment on several ongoing NCI-funded clinical trials and projects focused on mental health, cancer care delivery, and disparities among cancer survivors. Fellows will primarily be mentored by Evan Graboyes, MD, MPH, the Director of Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research (SCOR) at the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center and have opportunities to develop meaningful collaborations with other faculty in the Hollings Cancer Center Cancer Control Program and the broader MUSC research community. Fellows will be mentored to develop their own novel research programs in cancer survivorship and outcomes and submit their own individual grant applications (e.g., career development awards). In addition, fellows will analyze existing and novel datasets to enhance strategies to identify, measure, and manage late and long-term psychosocial treatment effects among cancer survivors. Research is encouraged to focus on the cancer center’s catchment area, which features a high proportion of patients who are racial minority, rural, and medically underserved.

Minimum Qualifications:

MD, PhD, ScD, or equivalent doctoral degree in health services research, clinical psychology, health behavior, or related field

Strong research experience and interest in behavioral health among patients with cancer

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team

Career goals consistent with academic medicine

Start Date: Summer 2023 (flexible).

Duration: The fellowship is a one-year, full-time commitment, renewable for a second year upon favorable progress and mutual consent. Compensation and Career Development Support: Salary in excess of NIH guidelines for postdoctoral stipends will be provided along with full benefits. Fellows will have supplemental funds to support their personal research, career development, and travel as they prepare for an independent research career.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The MUSC and Hollings Cancer Center value faculty who are committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. In their cover letter, candidates may include a brief explanation of how they will further these ideals. Candidates from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Living in Charleston, SC: Historic Charleston is a beautiful city in coastal South Carolina, consistently rated as a top city in the United States, with easy access to fine dining, museums, and beaches available.

How to apply: Interested applicants should submit their online application and 1) detailed cover letter, 2) CV, 3) one writing sample, and 4) two academic references to Evan Graboyes MD, MPH ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Contact Information:
Evan Graboyes, MD, MPH
Departments of Otolaryngology and Public Health Sciences
Director, Survivorship and Cancer Outcomes Research (SCOR)
MUSC Hollings Cancer Center
[email protected]

Funding Support: