The NCI T32 in Translational Genomics and Precision Medicine in Cancer (TGP) training program invites applicants for its postdoctoral training program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The T32 program was developed in response to a new revolution of Big Data and the need for scientists to be trained in the discovery, integration and interpretation of translational genomics for precision medicine. The training plan allows qualified predoctoral or postdoctoral candidates to be educated and trained in-depth and breadth in state-of-the-art areas of translational genomics and precision medicine related to cancer. The goal is to educate and train the next generation of scientists to understand broadly their role in driving precision medicine through discovery science and development of novel genomic analytical tools necessary to power this application in the clinical setting. In addition to a mentored research experience by one of our outstanding training faculty, both PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows are expected to gain interdisciplinary training in core competency areas critical to the future of translational genomic science.
Core Competencies for the program include a depth and breadth of knowledge in 5 areas: 1) translational cancer research, to gain exposure to mechanistic studies in translational research and their importance to the human organism; 2) precision medicine to gain experience in state-of-the-art ways to diagnose and target treatment of cancer patients based on genomic or immunogenetic profiles; 3) translational genetics and genomics, to gain competency in translational genomics needed for future understanding and implementation of cancer precision medicine; 4) bioinformatics, to learn how to read and interpret large omics datasets; and, 5) exposure to relevant tumor boards (monthly) and to industrial collaborations with academic faculty mentors on large scale genomic applications in cancer precision medicine.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Postdoctoral fellows must be U.S. citizens or have permanent residence.
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How to Apply
Interested candidates should email their applications as a single pdf file with “T32 TGP Application” denoted in the subject line. The application should include:
- Application form
- Applicant Statement of Interest in T32 Training (one page) describing research interests and how T32 training might benefit future career goals.
- Five-page research proposal on proposed research project with T32 faculty mentor. Research proposal should include: Abstract (including specific aims); Background and Significance; Preliminary Data; Research Plan
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the mentor of the applicant.
- Mentor’s training plan (predoctoral candidates only; one page)
- Personal data sheet (optional)
Encouraging Diversity: Because the training programs are also committed to enhancing the diversity of scientists, individuals from diverse backgrounds (including individuals from racial and ethnic groups that are shown to be underrepresented in health-related sciences, individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds) are particularly encouraged to apply.
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