Research Fellowship in Surgical Oncology

Research Fellowship in Surgical Oncology

Professional development/research opportunities for surgery residents interested in academic careers are available in the laboratories of multiple federally-funded investigators studying solid cancer biology, clinical trials, and outcomes research. Positions are available on the University of Virginia Surgical Oncology Training Grant (T32 CA163177) starting July 2023.

We are looking for extremely talented and highly motivated surgery residents to work on any of a range of projects, including clinical trials, outcomes of therapies, and translational laboratory science for a range of solid tumors, including but not limited to cancers of the breast, pancreas, liver, GI tract, and melanoma. We have more than 20 outstanding mentors and will identify those that may best fit the stated research interests of goals of the applicants.

This work will involve designing studies, conducting in vitro and in vivo experiments, analyzing and interpreting results from these experiments, reviewing and interpreting large data sets from institutional clinical trials and from large public datasets. Selected candidates will be responsible for the presentation of data at local, regional, and national meetings; preparation and submission of manuscripts for peer-review publication; preparation and submission of grant applications; and engagement in the teaching and mentorship of undergraduate and medical students working in the laboratory.

Candidates will be expected to commit to a two-year postdoctoral research experience, with the option to extend the research time to a third year if mutually desired. This is a fully paid position at the GME PGY3 salary rate. Those interested in advanced degrees (e.g.: Masters in Clinical Research, PhD, or others) can be also be supported on the training grant. Surgery residents should have categorical positions at their home institutions that they can return to once the postdoctoral research fellowship is complete. The surgery resident does not need to be interested in a career in surgical oncology; rather, the surgery resident must be interested in pursuing an academic surgical career that can be in a variety of specialties.

How To Apply:

Interested candidates should inquire directly with Dr. Slingluff at [email protected]. Please email a CV and brief statement of interest (less than 1 page).

Please send a copy also to his administrative assistant Ann Brown at [email protected].

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    Aug 18, 2022

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    Charlottesville, Virginia

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