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Research Fellowships in Translational Cancer Research

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Translational Cancer Research for MD Following Residency / Fellowship and PhD Graduates

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Post-doctoral fellowship opportunities are available in translational cancer research at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

The primary objective of this postdoctoral training program in translational cancer research is to provide candidates with the highest quality training and research experience so that they will be competitive in developing research careers in academia, government, and the private sector. The program integrates the highest quality of basic science laboratory studies with a fundamental understanding of the unique requirements of clinical translation of the discoveries.

The program has been designed to train postdoctoral fellows in the development and testing of clinically important diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. As the first priority, fellows will be trained in highly critical and successful laboratories to assure the highest level of scientific rigor. In addition, elective courses and seminar discussion series have been designed to focus on the unique requirements for clinical translation of the basic science findings. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to take part in both the clinically relevant courses and participate in the seminar discussion series.

To insure the translational focus of the program, faculty has been chosen from our ongoing science programs based on: 1. The highest quality of their research; 2. Their translational research activities; 3. Their experience in training laboratory investigators; and 4. Their commitment to collaborative research in the context of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Postdoctoral candidates will be either Ph.D. holders who wish to develop careers in clinically relevant research or M.D. (M.D./Ph.D.) finishing their training (following their residency and/or fellowship) who wish to prepare for careers in academic medicine. Graduates of the postdoctoral program will be expected to be competitive for academic faculty positions and should be competitive for entry level funding awards at the R01 level.



To apply or obtain additional information send email to:

Edmund C. Lattime, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Education and Training
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08903