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Survivorship Research Funding & Positions


To learn more about cancer survivorship research at Sylvester, please call, 305-243-3329 or

We offer an array of research opportunities ranging from pilot funding to survivorship research focused faculty, post-doctoral, and nursing positions.

Survivorship Research Pilot Funding

Competitive funding for pilot studies is offered as a part of the Cancer Survivorship and Translational Behavioral Sciences Program. The goals of these awards are to increase research in cancer survivorship and translational behavioral sciences, to foster the development of new interdisciplinary research teams that focus on important problems and do so in a novel, effective and transformative manner, and to provide a pathway by which investigators can generate preliminary information that will serve to optimize their chances of successfully competing for national level peer reviewed funding (e.g., NIH, DoD and/or ACS funding). Only applications that embody these elements and provide defined objective goals in such relevant areas of future publications and grant applications will be considered.

Projects must focus on a problem relevant to cancer survivorship and be led or co-led by a member of the cancer control research program. Research questions must address a priority area listed below. Studies emphasizing translational work in collaboration with members from Sylvester's Tumor Biology and/or Cancer Epigenetics Programs will be prioritized.

Priority Areas:

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

Pilot funding opportunities are announced in the spring for funding to begin the next fiscal year.

For more information on cancer survivorship pilot funding opportunities, please contact:
By email: 
By phone: 305-243-3329

For more cancer survivorship research funding opportunities, go to the:
National Institutes of Health Office of Cancer Survivorship Funding webpage 

Faculty Positions and Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Faculty Opportunities

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is actively recruiting tenure-track research faculty positions from early career to full professor tracks. We are interested in candidates who wish to be part of a transformative cancer control research program and have research interests and expertise in cancer survivorship. 

There is interest in candidates who are team scientists, highly collaborative and have expertise in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Symptom and toxicities measurement and management; 
  • Patient reported outcomes (PROs);
  • Technology-supported behavioral and psychosocial interventions; 
  • 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);
  • Cardiometabolic health in cancer survivors; 
  • Translational science and dissemination and implementation research.

For more information on Positions in the Cancer Survivorship and Translational Behavioral Sciences Program
By email:
By phone: 305-243-3329

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s NCI-designated Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the 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 overarching goal of the program 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.

Additional Survivorship Positions

Survivorship Care Registered Nurse
The growth of Sylvester's Cancer Survivorship Program has prompted the need for a Survivorship Care Registered Nurse (RN). The Survivorship Care RN delivers medical care to oncology patients within the Cancer Survivorship Program delivering patient-family centered care and examines and evaluates patients reporting elevated physical symptom burden, while coordinating referrals to ancillary services and other relevant disease factors. The Survivorship Care RN will also have a survivorship research focus on patient- and system-level outcomes research and coordinate the implementation of timely electronic health record-based (EHR) symptom monitoring and management initiative which are aligned with NCI priority needs.