Available Opportunities and Resources

Short Course on Experimental Models of Human Cancer at JAX

The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center is pleased to provide the NCI-supported 31st Annual Short Course on Experimental Models of Human Cancer (Aug. 14-26, 2022). This Short Course is a valuable opportunity for your Cancer Center constituency and especially your trainees. The 2022 Cancer Short Course will be presented –for the first time -in a true hybrid format that offers both a virtual option as well as an in-person option for attendance. Additionally, for the first time ever, we will host the in-person event at the JAX campus in Farmington, CT. The course will feature seminars from leaders in cancer genetics, cancer cell biology, emerging animal models of human cancers, and cancer immunology and therapy; will have workshop-based learning opportunities including computational workshops; and will also have live panel discussions and trainee career development sessions. The exciting program, the ease of access, and available scholarships and group discounts help create an inclusive event for all who want a broad survey of cancer research and experimental modeling. Additional information and registration are available at jax.org/cancershortcourse .

Underrepresented and disadvantaged individuals are strongly encouraged to apply for individual scholarships, available courtesy of JAX, NIH, and HHMI support. For more information on scholarships and group registration discounts, please see the website or contact Erin McDevitt, Manager of Event Planning, at erin.mcdevitt@jax.org.

We look forward to seeing you!

Kind regards,


Brent Berwin, Ph.D.

Director, Courses & Workshops

JAX Genomic Education

Email: Brent.Berwin@JAX.org

Pronouns: he/him/his

Connect with me on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/brent-berwin-625a0023/

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9196-3256

UIowa-Holden UR Postdoc Recruitment Event; applications due 8/15

At University of Iowa, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC), we are facilitating a cluster hire of postdocs who are underrepresented in the biomedical/biological sciences and are holding a Postdoc Recruitment Event this November 3-4 for grad students to come to Iowa City, see the campus and meet labs, etc. Postdocs who choose to come to UIowa-HCCC will be part of a cohort and mentored throughout their training beyond their PI (see link below).  There are many faculty across a wide variety of disciplines doing cancer research interested recruiting a postdoc – as part of the recruitment event, HCCC will arrange for prospective postdoc interviews with faculty.

Could you disseminate this information and attachment to your cancer centers?  https://cancer.uiowa.edu/events/postdoctoral-recruitment-event

Megan Meyer, MBA
Assistant Director of Career Enhancement and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center 
University of Iowa Health Care
E227 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-384-5299 phone


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Cancer Metabolism and Growth and Tumor Host Interactions T32 Training Program

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.  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 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                                  


All accepted trainees must be United States citizens or legal permanent residents (green card holders).  For more information, please visit https://cinj.org/education/cancer-metabolism-and-growth-and-tumor-host-interactions-t32-training-grant or contact cmgt32@cinj.rutgers.edu.

Sunita Chaudhary, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Director, Research Education
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Room 5007, 120 Albany
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Ph: 732-235-9869
Fax: 732-235-4949


Postdoc Preview event at Van Andel Institute

I’m thrilled to share that Van Andel Institute again will offer our fully funded Postdoc Preview event on Sept. 15–17, 2022. Postdoc Preview helps prospective postdocs determine if VAI will be a good fit for them. As a reminder, VAI also offers the Inspire Fellowship to support postdocs who identify as members of underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, and our T32-funded Cancer Epigenetics Training program. 

We appreciate you sharing these opportunities with colleagues and graduate students in your department or institution. More information about each program is below.

We look forward to welcoming exceptional postdocs to the Institute. Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or contact Dr. Erica Gobrogge (erica.gobrogge@vai.org) in our Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.


Peter A. Jones, PhD, DSc (hon)                      
Chief Scientific Officer                                    

Van Andel Institute                                         

About Van Andel Institute

VAI is an independent biomedical research organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our research encompasses five central themes: epigenetics, neurodegenerative science, metabolism and nutrition, cell biology, and structural biology. Postdoctoral fellows are a crucial part of VAI’s efforts to improve the health and enhance the lives of current and future generations. All VAI postdocs receive:

  • Mentorship from world-renowned principal investigators.
  • Access to state-of-the-art research spaces and an extensive suite of Core Technologies and Services.
  • Support from a dedicated Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, which provides a comprehensive professional development program.

Postdoc Preview (Sept. 15–17, 2022)

Postdoc Preview is a three-day competitive program that provides selected applicants the opportunity to visit VAI to learn about our postdoc training opportunities, meet one-on-one with our internationally recognized faculty and explore our extensive scientific resources.

  • VAI will provide transportation, lodging and meals for selected applicants. We also are pleased to offer family care grants for those caring for children or other family members.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be current graduate students at U.S. institutions who anticipate beginning a postdoc by January 2024. Individuals who identify as members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
  • Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 1.
  • More information and the application may be found here

Cancer Epigenetics Training program (funded by a National Cancer Institute T32 award) 

  • Offers cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research training in structural and functional aspects of epigenetics, complemented by state-of-the-art Core Technologies and Services, unique professional development activities, and integration with established translational research programs and partnerships led by VAI investigators.
  • Prepares postdocs to become independent research leaders in the field of cancer epigenetics.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be near completion of a Ph.D., M.D. or other appropriate terminal degree Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Individuals who identify as members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • More information and the application can be found here

Inspire Fellowship

  • Supports postdocs who identify as members of underrepresented racial or ethnic groups as they finish preparing to be independent research leaders in academia or industry. 
  • Provides $50,000 per year toward the Inspire Fellow’s salary, which starts at $57,200. Support is renewable for up to two additional years (so three years total). 
  • Inspire Fellows form a cohort that meets for monthly professional development events.
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be within 12 months of completing a Ph.D., M.D. or other appropriate terminal degree. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who identify as members of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group as defined by NIH.
  • Application opens on Aug. 1 and closes on Oct. 31.

More information and the application can be found here.

Post-doctoral opportunities at IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center 

We are currently recruiting post-doctoral fellows for an NCI-funded T32 program in cancer prevention and control. The purpose of this program is to train the next generation of scientists to conduct interdisciplinary research spanning the continuum of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship. Candidates from a broad range of health-related disciplines are encouraged to apply, particularly those from diverse backgrounds. Please distribute the attached flyer and information about the Program to your trainees.  

Applications are currently being accepted with anticipated funding in fall 2022. Please direct questions and requests for applications to Kristin Hogsett, khogsett@iu.edu or at 317-274-7563. 

Program information can also be found here

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