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Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship in Cancer Survivorship


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Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship in Cancer Survivorship

The NCI-designated Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology are currently accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowship positions in cancer survivorship. The goal of these fellowships is to provide exceptional mentored research and training experiences for its trainees so that they become successful independent leaders in various areas of cancer survivorship research.

The program goal is to train the next generation of behavioral and biomedical scientists with the necessary skills sets to conduct transformative and impactful research to reduce the burden of cancer in cancer patients and survivors, their families, and the South Florida communities we serve. This training program functions under the auspices of Sylvester’s Cancer Survivorship and Translational Behavioral Sciences Initiative, which is closely aligned with Sylvester’s Cancer Control research program and led by nationally and internationally recognized leading experts in cancer survivorship research. The Cancer Control research program provides rich opportunities for collaborative research within the program, and with Sylvester’s Tumor Biology and Cancer Epigenetics research programs.

The postdoctoral training program is seeking trainees with research interests in the following areas that are well-aligned with expertise across Sylvester’s and the Department of Psychology Cancer Survivorship experts:

  • Technology-supported behavioral and psychosocial interventions
  • Symptom and toxicities measurement and management
  • Patient reported outcomes (PROs)
  • Biobehavioral mechanisms in cancer control
  • Electronic health record (EHR), bioinformatics and value-based models of cancer survivorship care
  • Health disparities in specific survivorship subgroups (e.g., LGBT; Hispanics; Elderly; Occupational)
  • Cardiometabolic health in cancer survivors
  • Translational science and dissemination and implementation research

Sylvester, the Cancer Control research program, and the Department of Psychology provide an excellent platform for training and career development, including a diverse and broad scientific portfolio of cancer survivorship-related studies, a robust health informatics core, expertise in technology-based and EHR integrated assessment and intervention tools for symptom and toxicities management, health disparities, sociocultural and biobehavioral approaches, and collaborative projects within and outside of the University of Miami. Further, faculty the Department of Psychology’s Behavioral Research Center and Health Psychology Division offer ample expertise in multiple areas of relevance to cancer survivorship research. Trainees will also have access to a vast array of exceptional educational and training resources made available by the University for all postdoctoral trainees.

Candidates are required to:

  1. possess a Ph.D., M.D. or other doctoral degree in a related behavioral science discipline, or be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements prior to program entry
  2. be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application
  3. demonstrate an interest in establishing an independent and programmatic research program in cancer control and survivorship. Minority applicants are encouraged to apply. This is a two-year full-time research-based postdoctoral fellowship opportunity. Award of the second year is contingent upon performance in year one of the fellowship. Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed until the available positions are filled. Stipends are at the NIH level for postdoctoral trainees and fellows.

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida. With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the university strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful purpose to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe. The university has been named on Forbes's Best Employers list for two consecutive years and is the only university in Florida to receive this honor.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and experience, how research interests align with training areas stated above, career goals and at least one letter of recommendation. Application materials or general inquiries can be sent to Ms. Madeline Krause, program administrator at

The University of Miami is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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