The Vanderbilt Training Program in the Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer (Vanderbilt MAGEC) is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowship is an individualized didactic training program, tailored to complement the trainee’s background, and includes both core and elective coursework, a multi-disciplinary mentoring team, rotations in the Vanderbilt Molecular Epidemiology Lab and Survey Research Shared Resource, and the conduct of a research project. The fellowship culminates in the submission of a grant proposal to the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the program is to assist fellows in launching an independent career in epidemiological research. Over the past 4 years, two MAGEC fellows have obtained tenure track faculty positions at major universities and another two have obtained K99R00 career development grants.
MAGEC fellows have the opportunity to work on a wide range of on-going cancer epidemiological research projects and to design their own, using resources available from the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center (VEC) and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The VEC is home to three large prospective cohort studies that include over 225,000 participants from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Biological samples are available from over 90% of study participants. The VEC fosters cross-disciplinary research and provides exciting opportunities to investigate the interplay of environmental, lifestyle, and genetic factors in cancer epidemiology and health disparities.
The MAGEC program is specifically designed for:
- PhDs in epidemiology or genetics who have an interest in cancer research
- MDs who have an MPH degree or working experience in epidemiology
Under-represented minorities and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Per NIH requirements for the funding of this grant, candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. Please visit the MAGEC website at https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/magec/ for more information, or contact the Program Coordinator, Ms. Nan Kennedy, at email@example.com, or the Program Directors, Xiao Ou Shu, M.D., Ph.D., Medicine (Epidemiology); firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S., Medicine (Epidemiology); douglas.heimburger@Vanderbilt.Edu. Acceptance into the program is ongoing.
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