Applied Postdoctoral Fellow – Behavioral Oncology Training Program

Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Tampa, FL

ID: 7057556
Posted: June 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior invites applications to its post-doctoral training program in behavioral oncology. This NCI-supported interdisciplinary training program is designed to prepare fellows for careers as independent investigators engaged in research on behavioral aspects of cancer prevention detection and control. The program combines a specialized curriculum (formal didactic training and one-on-one interactions with experienced mentors) with research experience (participation in funded studies under the guidance of an experienced investigator).

A strong mentoring and career development program is in place in the Division of Population Science. Training faculty include: Thomas Brandon, Ph.D., Martine Extermann, M.D., Ph.D., Anna Giuliano, Ph.D., Clement Gwede, Ph.D., R.N., Heather Jim, Ph.D., Peter Kanetsky, Ph.D., Cecile Lengacher, R.N., Ph.D., Cathy Meade, Ph.D., R.N., Maija Reblin, Ph.D., Vani Simmons, Ph.D., Susan Vadaparampil, Ph.D., and Christine Vinci, Ph.D.

Position Highlights:
• Diverse faculty and transdisciplinary environment
• Trainees linked with a mentoring team
• Support for further training and professional development
• Competitive salary and benefits

The Ideal Candidate:
We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in nicotine dependence and tobacco control, cervical cancer prevention, cultural and literacy issues in cancer prevention and control, disparities in cancer care, quality of life and symptom management issues in cancer survivors, psychosocial and behavioral aspects of familial and hereditary cancer, and healthcare provider practices in cancer prevention and control. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but consideration of applications for the 2019-2020 cohort officially begins February 1, 2019.

• Contribute to collaborative research within an area of behavioral oncology.
• Attend didactic components of the training program.
• Expand experience in relevant translational research beyond one’s primary research paradigm.
• Develop an independent research project and submit an NIH grant application.
• Participate in the rich transdisciplinary research culture of the cancer center and university.

Credentials and Qualifications:
Applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., Sc.D., D.P.H. or M.D.) in a social science, a behavioral science, nursing, education, public health or medicine and be committed to a career in behavioral oncology research. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Legal Permanent Residents. Fellowships are for 2 years.

Together with completing an online Moffitt employment application, please directly apply for this training by sending your CV to Terri White-Jones Grant Administrator at 813-745-5574 or Questions about this opportunity may also be directed to Terri. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until slots are filled.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and a drug free workplace

Contact Information:

Eric Haura
United States


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