Behavioral Oncology Program Description
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, invites applications to its post-doctoral training program in behavioral oncology. This recently refunded 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).
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 health care 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. Learn more about the application process.
A strong mentoring and career development program is in place in the Division of Population Science. Training faculty include: Thomas Brandon, Ph.D., David Drobes, Ph.D., Martine Extermann, M.D., Ph.D., Clement Gwede, Ph.D., R.N., Heather Jim, Ph.D., Cecile Lengacher, R.N., Ph.D., Cathy Meade, Ph.D., R.N., Richard Roetzheim, M.D., Vani Simmons, Ph.D., Brent Small, Ph.D., and Susan Vadaparampil, Ph.D.
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. Stipends and benefits are highly competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Fellowships are for 2 years. Support for tuition, books, software and conference travel is available.
•Diverse faculty and transdisciplinary environment
•Trainees linked with a mentoring team
•Support for further training and professional development
•Competitive salary and benefits
•Funding is through a R25T grant from the NCI