The City of Hope NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is offering an innovative Cancer Genetics Career Development Program (CGCDP) providing interdisciplinary training focused on cancer genetics and cancer prevention control research. The Traineeship, which is a mentored faculty position with a very competitive salary, will be open to only three applicants per year.
This rigorous two-year program melds broad-spectrum mentored didactic and research training with graduate coursework in clinical cancer genetics, oncology, biostatistics, epidemiology, research methodology, clinical training and a research project, which may be in basic science or translational and clinical investigation.
Areas of research include:
- Clinical Trials in Cancer Prevention and High-Risk Surveillance
- Population Genetics
- Genetic Epidemiology and Carcinogenesis
- Basic Molecular Genetics
- Clinical and Behavioral Outcomes
- Health Services Research
- Biomedical Informatics
- Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research
- Molecular Pathology
The program has the advantage of extensive clinical research resources through an established prospective Hereditary Cancer Registry and City of Hope’s Cancer Screening & Prevention Program (CSPP).
Trainees will be able to have mentors from multiple, complementary disciplines; mentorship will be tailored to each Trainee’s individual needs.
Program graduates will receive:
- Master’s degree from University of Southern California
- Specialty Program Certificate from City of Hope
- Qualification for the NIH Loan Repayment Program
- Possible future NCI research support opportunities