Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Cancer prevention and control research training

Postdoctoral training in cancer prevention and control research

This two-year flexible program is NIH-funded, offering salaries and research seed money while preparing fellows for an academic career.

Areas of research include (but are not limited to):

  • Cancer communication and decision making
  • Cancer health care economics
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Disparities in cancer health care utilization and outcomes
  • Community-engaged research in prevention screening in primary care
  • behavioral adaptations to cancer

Application and required documents:

Candidates should have a Ph.D, M.D. or both degrees by the start of the fellowship and a commitment to a career as a cancer prevention and control researcher. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

Please submit the following in support of your application:

  • A recent curriculum vitae, including previous research experience, both didactic and practical
  • A personal statement describing the reason for seeking research training, specific research interests and career plans
  • At least two letters of recommendation, including one from the training director or doctoral committee chairperson/advisor

Application materials may be sent to either program training director: