Postdoctoral fellows are a critical component of the research and educational mission of the Center for Cell Biology and Cancer Research (CCBCR). These fellows are supported through a variety of mechanisms including postdoctoral positions on faculty grants. Many fellows also obtain individual postdoctoral awards from various agencies including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and NIH. Our postdoctoral training program provides recent Ph.D. or M.D. graduates with the opportunity to gain valuable independent research experience within the framework of the established research programs in the Center. Fellows participate in weekly Center research meetings where they present their research findings in an open forum with other students and faculty from within the Center.
The Center also sponsors a visiting lecture series where distinguished faculty from leading institutions are invited to the Center to present seminars and to meet with faculty and students. Luncheon meetings between the postdoctoral fellows and the various seminar speakers provide an opportunity for fellows to present their work and also discuss career development with faculty from other institutions. In addition, travel awards are available to all fellows so that they may present their work at national meetings.
The faculty accessibility, interdisciplinary nature, and wide range of technical approaches make the Center for Cell Biology and Cancer Research an excellent environment for postdoctoral training. By fostering independence, research productivity and grantsmanship skills, the CCBCR postdoctoral fellows are highly competitive for faculty positions at the national level. For more information on the postdoctoral fellowship program, please contact Drs. Paula J. McKeown-Longo or Paul J. Higgins, CCBCR Directors. Fellows having interest in a particular laboratory are encouraged to contact that faculty member directly.