CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship | MD Anderson Cancer Center: TRIUMPH (Translational Research in Multi-Disciplinary Program) Postdoctoral Fellowship provides training in clinical and translational research. The immediate goal of this program is to recruit talented and productive Ph.Ds from top graduate programs to provide continued training in clinical and/or translational cancer research through didactic coursework, clinical rotations, and unique, interdisciplinary mentorships. A long-term goal of this program is to produce translational scientists who can be teamed with suitable physician-scientists to PI a translational research laboratory.

CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship | MD Anderson Cancer Center

This is a three-year training program. First-year postdoctoral fellows participate in a series of didactic clinical coursework offered at the MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School (GSBS), MD Anderson Cancer Center, or the UTHealth McGovern School of Medicine and strategically matched clinical rotations, while pursuing research in a basic or translational research laboratory. Second and third-year fellows are co-mentored by a basic science/translational scientist mentor and a physician/clinical scientist mentor on clinical/translational research projects. The TRIUMPH postdoc will earn a certificate upon successful completion of the program.

Program Details:

CPRIT TRIUMPH is a multi-disciplinary postdoctoral fellowship program for trainees with Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degrees interested in clinical and/or translational cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The fellowship provides salary, fringe benefits, and a modest travel stipend. During their three-year appointments, fellows will engage in didactic coursework (12-15 credit hours), clinical rotations, and translational research projects in oncology. Along with their CPRIT Faculty Mentor, a strategic team of co-mentors is assembled for each fellow and is integrally involved in mentorship and training of the postdoctoral fellow.

Eligibility Requirements | CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship | MD Anderson Cancer Center:

  1. Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. from a top graduate program (U.S. or abroad) in any of the life sciences
  2. Publications in top-tier journals (must have at least two first-author papers)
  3. Dedication to pursue translational cancer research
  4. Applicants do not need to be US citizens. If the applicant has a visa, it must be valid for the duration of the fellowship.

How to Apply: 

Please email all documents to [email protected] for submission.

Applications should include:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. PDF reprints of all first author publications
  3. Three letters of recommendation
    Letters should be written on official letterhead and contain original signatures. They should be submitted by email from the referees institutional/organizational email account to [email protected] A confirmation email will be sent to confirm receipt.
  4. A two-page essay describing your goals and dedication toward a career in translational cancer research. The essay should be single-spaced and in 12-point Arial or Times New Roman font

The current application cycle closes on June 30, 2018.

There are four annual application cycle deadlines: March 31, 2018, June 30, 2018, September 30, 2018, and December 31, 2018.

CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship | MD Anderson Cancer Center

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