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Fellowships in Cancer Prevention & Control, Virginia Commenwealth University

The NCI-designated Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia invites applications for a FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM in the ECONOMICS OF CANCER PREVENTION & CONTROL RESEARCH

This 2 year flexible program is NIH funded, offering salaries and start-up funds while preparing Fellows for an academic career.

Areas of research interest as they relate to health economics and cancer include (but are not limited to):

  • Health policies regarding physician reimbursement and insurance coverage
  • Cost of care and efficient allocation of resources
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Role of safety net providers in providing care to underserved
  • Role of health insurance in treatment and outcomes
  • Deadline for Applications:

    We are looking to fill one postdoctoral position IMMEDIATELY, starting fall 2014 or January 2015.


    Candidate should have a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree by the start of the fellowship and a commitment to a career as a cancer prevention and control researcher. In addition, candidate should have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

    MUST have a green card or US citizenship.

    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 how the R25 will contribute to future 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 the program coordinator:

    A. Whitney Christake
    Educational Coordinator,
    Department of Social and Behavioral Health Program
    VCU Massey Fellowship in Cancer Prevention and Control

    Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged.