Available Opportunities and Resources

Microbiome Immunology Cancer Bioinformatics Short Course Offered

The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (B&B) at Duke University is pleased to accept applications for its 2021 summer bioinformatics short-course in Microbiome Immunology Cancer (MIC). This two-week course will be held during the period of 06/14/2021-06/25/2021. This is the first offering of a five-year training program funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Due to the pandemic, the 2021 course will be delivered remotely using web conferencing. There are no fees for attending the course which is funded by a grant from the NCI.

The courses will teach best practices in reproducible analysis and provide hands-on practice needed to master performing the requisite analyses. The courses will be self-contained, in that no specialized background in biology, statistics or bioinformatics is assumed, although participants are expected to be sufficiently motivated to learn challenging interdisciplinary material.

For additional information, please see the course webpage (http://biostat.duke.edu/miccourse/) and its FAQ (http://biostat.duke.edu/miccourse/FAQ), or contact the program administrator by email (miccourse@duke.edu).


Cancer Epigenetics T32 Training Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Postdoctoral Fellows in Cancer Metabolism and Growth and Tumor Host Interactions

We are seeking two motivated postdoctoral fellows for two-year term supported by the NCI T32 award to provide translational research training in Cancer Metabolism and Growth and Tumor Host Interactions.  

This award supports fully funded opportunity for two post-doctoral trainees starting June 1, 2021.  High achieving post-doctoral fellows may be supported for an additional third year of training supported by other funding sources.  Selection of trainees will be done by the Program Steering Committee, based on applicants’ academic records and productivity, letters of recommendation, and personal interviews.  Eligibility and application requirements are listed below:

  • High achieving post-doctoral fellows (evidenced by research productivity in the form of number and quality of publications, fellowship awards, presentations etc.)

  • Evidence of interest in translational research in Cancer Metabolism and Tumor-host interactions

  • Commitment to a two year rigorous training program

  • High levels of communication and organizational skills

  • United States citizens or legal permanent residents (green card holders)

Mentors from Rutgers University and Princeton University, have agreed to train postdoctoral fellows. Applicants must select a research mentor from one of the labs mentioned below.

Anthony, Tracy                        
Driscoll, Monica                       
Feng, Zhaohui                         
Ganesan, Shridar                     
Guo, Yanxiang Jessie              
Hu, Wenwei                              
Irvine, Kenneth                        
Kang, Yibin                              
Neslon, Celeste                         
Rabinowitz, Joshua                  
White, Eileen                            
Wood, Teresa                           
Zong, Wei-Xing                                  
For further questions, application requirements, and to submit an application contact me. 


Sunita Chaudhary, Ph.D.
Director, Research Education
Room 5007, 120 Albany
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Ph: 732-235-9869
Fax: 732-235-4949


Genomics Education Fellow

This is a fixed-term, two-year position that will be focused on curriculum design, development, and teaching, with a specific emphasis on a new undergraduate education program in cancer genomics. The Fellow will work with education staff to create engaging educational content, both in-person and digitally, and will be trained in evidence-based teaching and learning practices and instructional design principles. This is a great opportunity for any senior graduate students on the job market or postdoctoral fellows who may be interested in a career path that involves, teaching, curriculum development, or broader science education and would like additional training and experience in this area. Please see details of the position here:https://careers-jax.icims.com/jobs/28368/genomics-education-fellow/job


Postdoc position in cryo-EM

An NIH-funded postdoc position is available in the lab of Dr. Leifu Chang lab at the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University.

The lab combines cryo-EM and biochemical reconstitution approach to understand the molecular mechanism of large protein complexes, particularly those in cell cycle regulation and CRISPR-Cas systems. Refer to our recent publications for more details. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=leifu%20chang%20or%20lei%20fu%20chang&sort=date)

The lab has access to two Titan Krios electron microscopes, both equipped with K3 direct electron detectors, and a Talos F200C with a K2 detector. All the microscopes are located in the same building of the lab.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in biology, chemistry, physics or computer science. Experience in protein expression and purification using insect cells or mammalian cells will be an advantage. Experience in cryo-EM and image processing is desired but not essential.

To apply, please contact Dr. Leifu Chang via email (lchang18@purdue.edu).


Postdoc positions at FNLCR

Four postdoctoral positions are currently available at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research. Check this link for more information about the positions and proper HR point of contact for each.


CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowships (open to internationals)

Also see the flyer and posting on Nature Careers. Contact: Khandan Keyomarsi, PhD (Program Director). Upcoming application deadlines: Dec 31, 2020, March 31, 2021, June 30, 2021 and Sept 20, 2021.

Short courses offered by NCI Awardee Skills Development Consortium (NASDC)

The goal of NASDC is to provide opportunities for current NCI K01, K07, K08, K22, K23, K25, R00, R21, or first R01-equivalent grantees (R01-equivalent grants are defined as activity codes DP1, DP2, DP5, R01, R23, R29, R37, R56, RF1, RL1, U01) who are also junior faculty (e.g., assistant professors, instructors, research scientists, or equivalent) to participate in educational opportunities that will enhance their skills in areas that are not traditionally part of research training programs, but are critical for maintaining successful, long-term, academic research careers. The areas initially identified include: cutting-edge techniques in cancer research and leadership, mentorship, coping and networking/collaboration skills. NASDC is funded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, through Cooperative Agreements and offered at no cost to participants.

Applications are currently being accepted for the following educational short courses. For more detailed information about each of these courses, and to register, please visit nasdc.osu.edu.


Utah Advanced Course on Mentorship and Leadership on Cancer-Related Health Disparities

Kolawole Okuyemi, MD, PhD, and Mia Hashibe, PhD

University of Utah

Dates: February 16 - March 10, 2021 (M/T) and monthly webinars from March to July

Delivery Format: Online


The Cell and Gene Therapy Toolkit for Junior Faculty

Elizabeth Hexner, MD, Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD, and David Mankoff, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Dates: February 19 - March 26, 2021 (Fridays)

Delivery Format: Online


Academic Career Skills: Leadership, Collaboration and Resilience

William Pirl, MD, MPH, and Jennifer Temel, MD

Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI)/Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (MGHCC)

Dates: February 24-26, 2021

Delivery Format: Online


MSK Immuno-Oncology for the Translational Researcher Short Course

Ushma Neill, PhD, and Jedd Wolchok, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dates: March 24-26, 2021

Delivery Format: Online