Job Postings

UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Irvine, California
Postdoctoral position, Interdisciplinary Cancer Research (IDCR) Program
The program provides interdisciplinary approaches to advance knowledge in cancer biology and treatment, incorporating faculty mentors from five different Schools at UCI. Activities emphasize the most current research methods, focus on translational science such as development of therapeutics and diagnostics, and foster interactions among trainees and multiple faculty mentors. This personalized training together with professional development activities allow us to produce well-trained experts armed to successfully attack the cancer problem from vantage points in both academia and industry. See informational flyer HERE.
Individuals with a doctoral degree and an interest in cancer biology, therapeutics, and/or diagnostics are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is December 1, 2021. Contact: Krystina Jarema at

Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Inspire Fellowship
Diverse backgrounds, expertise and viewpoints are foundational to exceptional science and innovation. Van Andel Institute’s Inspire Fellowship is designed to enhance diversity and increase representation at VAI and in the broader biomedical research community by supporting postdoctoral fellows who identify as members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The fellowship offers salary funding for up to three years, cutting-edge research training in the Institute’s labs, complemented by state-of-the-art Core Technologies and Services and a fellowship-specific professional development activity. Inspire Fellows will emerge from their time at VAI with comprehensive training in their field of interest and a professional foundation from which to launch their independent research careers. Learn more and apply at Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who identify as members of an underrepresented racial and/or ethnic group. Applicants should be within 12 months of completing a Ph.D., M.D. or other appropriate terminal degree. Contact: Dr. Erica Gobrogge at

Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Cancer Epigenetics Training (CET) program for postdoctoral fellows
Van Andel Institute is an internationally recognized center of excellence for basic and translational epigenetics research. The Institute’s NCI-funded T32 Cancer Epigenetics Training (CET) program prepares postdoctoral fellows to become independent research leaders in the field of cancer epigenetics. The program 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. Fellows will emerge from the program with comprehensive training in cancer epigenetics and a professional foundation from which to launch their independent biomedical research careers. You can learn more about the program and apply at Applicants must be near completion of a Ph.D., M.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in a scientific discipline that provides broad training in molecular biology, genetics, and/or biochemistry. Applicants must be U.S citizens or permanent residents. Individuals who identify as underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Contact: Dr. Erica Gobrogge at

Stanford University, Stanford, California
Basic and/or Translational Scientist Faculty position, Division of Head and Neck Surgery – Depart. of Otolaryngology.
Seeking a basic and/or translational scientist to join the Division of Head and Neck Surgery as a faculty member in the University Tenure Line (UTL) or in the Non-tenure Line (Research). Candidate should have a strong background in, and a focus on, translational head and neck cancer research including the understanding and treatment of diseases and disorders related to head and neck oncology (e.g. squamous cell carcinoma, thyroid/parathyroid neoplasms, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma). The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. Faculty line and rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate and can range from Assistant to Full Professor.
See informational flyer HERE. Contact:
Position opened August 1, 2021; application submissions accepted until the position is filled.

University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
Postdoctoral Training Position: Study and Assess the Microenvironment of Colon Cancer
A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Emina Huang in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center to study and assess the microenvironment, both cellular and extracellular, associated with colorectal cancer development and metastasis. Our laboratory ( ) has several exciting projects related to colorectal cancer, early onset colorectal cancer, the tumor microenvironment, colitis-associated cancer, chronic inflammation and cancer. The mission of our laboratory is to understand how inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer so that we can prevent initiation and progression.
More Info/Flyer Contact: Dr. Emina Huang at

University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, Arizona
The Cancer Prevention and Control Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is a NCI-funded T32 program with post-doctoral research positions available for 1-2 year traineeship integrating behavioral to biological science research. The program prepares individuals who wish to pursue an independent academic research career in cancer health disparities that contributes to decreases in cancer morbidity and mortality in underserved populations and offers a multi-disciplinary mentored environment. The training program includes development of clear scientific and academic goals, constructive scientific guidance from top-level mentors, and support for presentation and publication of results.
Individuals with a doctoral degree in public health, medicine, epidemiology, basic science, community psychology, sociology, or related health science degrees are encouraged to apply. Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. This fellowship is restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Flyer Application due July 31; start date August 31. Contact:

University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The collaborative laboratories of Julie Ostrander, Laura Mauro, and Carol Lange at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center are seeking highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellows in the field of hormone action and signal transduction in breast and ovarian cancer. Our collaborative research team is focused on the role of steroid hormone receptors (SRs) and their key co-activators in breast and ovarian cancers. A major focus of our laboratories is defining novel SR actions within the cancer context. Specifically, the role of post-translational modifications (PTMs) to SRs and their binding partners in response to stress-activated protein kinases and other oncogenic signaling pathways activated in hormone-driven cancers. Our overarching research goal is to understand how SR+ cancers progress to advanced stages that escape endocrine or other molecular targeted therapies that primarily target proliferating cells. Download detailed listing.
Required: Ph.D. in biomedical sciences as well as experience working on signaling proteins, including transcription factors, NRs, and other closely related molecules and associated signaling pathways. We are committed to a diverse workforce. The applicant should have outstanding (oral) presentation and English writing skills.
Please send letter of interest and CV with list of references to: Julie Ostrander, PhD and Carol Lange, PhD at Email:

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
A NCI-funded postdoctoral position is open in January 2021, for study on how tumor blood vessels regulate anti-tumor immunity. Other possible projects include mTOR signaling in lung cancer and tumor metabolism in breast cancer. Recent PhDs are encouraged to apply.
For those candidates with more than 5 years of postdoctoral experience, Research Instructor or Research Assistant Professor positions will also be considered.
Please send CV and contact information of references to: Jin Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Cell & Developmental Biology, Director of Graduate Studies in Cancer Biology.

University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
Position Title: Assistant Director, Education Administration (Academic Services Program Director)
Department: University of Colorado, School of Medicine
Location: Aurora- Colorado
Job Posting info:
Contact information: Raul Torres:
Cancer Center Contact: Eduardo Davila, PhD: EDUARDO.DAVILA@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU