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NCI T32 postdoctoral scholar


Training in Genetic & Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer

The University of California, San Francisco is seeking outstanding candidates interested in joining a NCI-funded (T32) training program in genetic and molecular epidemiology of cancer. Successful applicants should have a doctoral degree (PhD or MD) and have adequate preparation to conduct research in cancer molecular genetic epidemiology. Over 20 faculty participate as mentors and large datasets of genetic and environmental risk factors are available for analyses.
The program has a strong track record of training applicants who go on to successful careers in academic research and industry-based research. A structured training program and classroom work is available to supplement and enhance prior training. The program blends together in a highly interactive fashion a group of mentors and trainees from cancer research, molecular biology, genetics, epidemiology and biostatistics.

The program is defined by three main components:
1. A specialized core curriculum that covers the key disciplines and their intersections
2. Additional educational experiences to complement each trainee’s research and educational background and interest
3. Focused research projects with one or more mentor/s.

Each trainee will also be required to extend their research experience by writing a mock NIH proposal. Individuals trained in this program will have the skills vital to deciphering the causes of cancer, ultimately providing valuable knowledge regarding the prevention and treatment of this complex disease.

Trainees will be paid a competitive salary according to their degree and experience. Funds are available to support tuition as well as costs of registration and travel to scientific meetings. Interested candidates should send a CV and names of three references to Iona Cheng and Elad Ziv.

Location: San Francisco,
Job Type: Full-time


Contact: Iona Cheng

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