Postdoctoral Training - Cancer
Postdoctoral training is an integral component of UMGCCC, which is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in recognition of its research excellence and outstanding patient care. Research at UMGCCC is interactive and multidisciplinary, combining clinical and basic research investigators working together to translate research between the laboratory and the clinic. Extensive faculty expertise is available to trainees in virtually all aspects of contemporary biomedical science to enable investigation into the molecular basis of cancer using state-of-the-art technologies in an interactive, multidisciplinary environment, in conjunction with leading clinical research. In addition, formal training in areas such as research ethics and scientific communication is provided. Learn more about our faculty and research.
UMGCCC faculty support the training of postdoctoral PhD and MD physician-scientists in their research programs through research grant funding and/or NIH-sponsored institutional training and fellowship programs. How to Apply.
In addition to research training, the development and experience of our postdoctoral community is enhanced by the Office of Postdoctoral Fellows Through a combination of administrative initiatives and educational activities, the Office for Postdoctoral Fellows actively assists postdoctoral fellows in obtaining the specific skills necessary to pursue both academic and non-traditional careers in science and beyond. Learn more about the Office of Postdoctoral Fellows.
Additional key components of postdoctoral training at UMGCCC that foster strong collaborations and communication with cancer faculty are:
- Monthly Frontiers in Oncology Seminar Series with outside speakers and ‘Meet the speaker’ luncheons
- Various Research In Progress (RIP) seminar series
- UMGCC Programmatic Research Retreats
- Weekly Departmental Seminar Series, Research Interest Groups and Journal Clubs
- Annual Symposium on Translational Research
- Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology
- Weekly or biweekly Multidisciplinary Clinical Cancer Conferences and case conferences in hematology/oncology, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, head and neck, thoracic, hematologic malignancies, transplantation, breast and neurooncology
Collectively these components result in an innovative, comprehensive postdoctoral training program that prepares trainees for successful careers in the fight against cancer.