National Cancer Institute (NCI) Postdoc: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program
National Cancer Institute
May 14, 2018
Fellowship - Entry Level
Government, Public Health
The NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) is now accepting applications for Cancer Prevention Fellows. This is a unique postdoctoral training opportunity for researchers, scientists and clinicians with an interest in working in cancer prevention.
The CPFP provides its fellows an opportunity to develop an independent research program in cancer prevention. The centerpiece of the program is mentored, multidisciplinary research. With input from senior scientists and program staff, each fellow develops original scientific projects and reports findings at meetings and in leading journals.
The program provides:
Competitive stipends, relocation expenses, health insurance benefits, and travel allowances
Support for up to four years
Opportunity to earn your MPH, sponsored by NCI
Research opportunities with experienced NCI mentors
A cohort of fellows spanning STEM and other fields
Program Coordinator Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program National Cancer Institute, NIH 9609 Medical Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892 Phone: 240-276-5626 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org https://cpfp.cancer.gov
To be considered for the CPFP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
You must have a PhD, MD, or other doctoral degree in a related discipline (e.g., epidemiology, biomedical sciences, nursing, medicine, health services, disparities, psychology, nutritional sciences, pharmacology, toxicology, biostatistics, engineering, translational science, public health, and more).
Applicants currently enrolled in accredited doctoral degree programs that have not yet fulfilled all degree requirements are welcome to apply, with the understanding that all requirements will be completed before the start of the CPFP. Assurance to this effect must be supplied in writing by the chair of the dissertation committee (e.g., PhD candidates) or the dean of the school (e.g., MD candidates). Foreign education must be comparable to that received in the United States.
Prior postdoctoral experience
You must have less than five years of relevant postdoctoral research experience at the time of appointment.
You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application, or you must be applying through the Ireland–Northern Ireland–NCI Cancer Consortium.
Internal Number: 001
About National Cancer Institute
The overarching goal of the CPFP is to provide a strong foundation for scientists and clinicians to train in the field of cancer prevention and control. As part of the program, we offer training toward an MPH degree at an accredited university during the first year, followed by mentored research with investigators at the NCI or FDA. Outstanding opportunities for cutting-edge research in the basic, quantitative, social and behavioral sciences, and in clinical cancer prevention, have been the hallmarks of the CPFP since its inception in 1987. Furthermore, a partnership between the NCI and FDA provides opportunities for prevention research in drugs, biologics, and medical devices. Other educational opportunities are provided throughout the fellowship to complement the research training, including the NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention; the Molecular Prevention Laboratory; the NCI Cancer Prevention and Control Colloquia Series; and the weekly Fellows' Research Meeting.