Cancer Research Training Program Seeks Postdoc

The UIC Cancer Education and Career Development Program at the Institute for Health Research and Policy has an open salaried position for a postdoctoral trainee.

The training program, funded by the National Cancer Institute, offers a multi-disciplinary, mentored environment that integrates behavioral to biological science research focused on cancer disparities and understanding and preventing cancer.


The traineeship prepares individuals for careers in cancer research as independent academic scientists. Mentored by established NCI investigators, each trainee produces two to three publications per year, collaborates as an investigator with a multidisciplinary team, and develops her or his own research proposals.

The position includes salary, fringe benefits, and research development funds.

This traineeship is up to two years, renewable each year with satisfactory performance. The program is intended for individuals with a doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, community psychology, sociology, or an allied health science with a public health focus.

Members of groups historically underrepresented in scientific research are encouraged to apply.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. More information regarding the program can be found at cecdp.ihrp.uic.edu.

Applications should include a letter, curriculum vitae, three samples of written materials, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, bound in a single PDF, and submitted to cecdp@uic.edu