T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Health Disparities

$56,000 - $68,000 yearly
  • University of Arizona Cancer Center
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Apr 18, 2024
Full time Health Care Research Science

Job Description


National Cancer Institute-funded T32 post-doctoral research fellowships are available at the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, AZ.  The T32 Program offers a multi-disciplinary mentored environment integrating behavioral to biological science research focused on cancer disparities and understanding and preventing cancer.  The traineeship provides preparation for an individual who wishes to pursue an independent academic research career in cancer health disparities that contribute to decreases in cancer morbidity and mortality in underserved populations. The trainee will work with established investigators and will be expected to engage in a research project; develop research proposals; produce two to three publications per year; and work with a multidisciplinary team.

The Program includes a structured curriculum in CPC and health disparities sciences while supporting individualized career development plans. The training program design supports trainee outcomes including independence in research and high productivity in academically relevant metrics of success (grants, manuscripts and scientific presentations). The Program is based on strong mentorship from a faculty representing diverse disciplines and deep experience working in diverse populations. Program evaluation is operationalized throughout the training to assure ongoing quality improvement. Specific fellowship activities of the training plan include: 1) Completion of required elements of the core curriculum and elective curriculum elements tailored to meet each postdoctoral Fellow’s training and professional goals; 2) Participation in mentored research experiences; 3) Submission and publication of peer-reviewed journal articles; 4) Presentation of work at scientific conferences; and 5) Preparation and submission of a research proposal for funding.

This training program aims to address the needs of our State’s unique population, including high numbers of Hispanic and American Indian residents, rural and border communities, aging population, and areas of persisting poverty. This distinctive geographic location along with our strong community ties, university partnerships, CPC postdoctoral training history, and university infrastructure and resources uniquely position us to continue to expand the next generation of diverse CPC researchers focused on reducing health disparities and working with underserved communities.

The UA Cancer Center T32 program has a dedicated support staff person who works with prospective applicants during the application period and orients new Fellows around opportunities related to CPC-relevant grants and workshops, University of Arizona coursework, travel support, completing Individual Development Plans, and building a mentorship team. She facilitates weekly health disparity training for T32 Fellows on topics such as grant writing and management, NIH Biosketch development, and library and pre-award resources, and also leads regular writing workshops.



·      2-year traineeship with exceptional mentors in the field of CPC science 

·      Preparation for independent cancer prevention academic research careers

·      Unique population and environment in which to address health disparities

·      Engage in innovative research project(s)

·      Develop network of CPC scientific collaborators

·      Submit research funding proposals

·      Publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals

·      Stipend and health benefits included



·      Research interest in reducing cancer related health disparities

·      U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

·      Doctoral degree relevant to cancer prevention & control science

·      Applicants representing diverse groups are encouraged to apply


If interested:

·      Go to our website to read about the principal investigators, Cancer Center mentors, and the world class research program of the UA Cancer Center:


·      Submit your Interest Form here: https://redcap.uahs.arizona.edu/surveys/?s=3LHPPX9PCJ

·      Email Dr. Rebecca Crocker for more information: rcrocker@arizona.edu