Research fellowships in behavioral oncology available
A National Cancer Institute-supported training program is currently seeking applicants for special research fellowships in behavioral oncology. This is an interdisciplinary program of the Indiana University School of Nursing, Indiana University School of Medicine and other schools on the IUPUI and Bloomington campus. Applications from a broad range of health care specialties are requested. Funding is available for junior faculty scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and pre-doctoral graduate students.
Individualized training plans will be tailored to the academic background of each student to provide the experiences necessary for post-graduate careers in behavioral cancer control research. Coursework in cancer basics, behavioral oncology theory, behavioral oncology survey, intervention design and methods, and research ethics are offered by outstanding faculty scientists. Also, numerous electives are available. Concentrated research time under the interdisciplinary mentorship of two senior scientists is provided.
“This is a unique interdisciplinary opportunity for state-of-the-art training in behavioral oncology supported by a large cadre of senior oncology researchers,” says Victoria Champion, DNA, RN, FAAN, director of the training program and leader of the IU Cancer Center’s Cancer Control Program.
Positions are currently available and provide up to two years of funding for junior faculty scientists or post-doctoral fellows and up to three years of funding for pre-doctoral graduate students. Applications received before April 1, 2007, will be given priority. In addition to salary support or a stipend, benefits include health insurance, tuition and fees, and pilot research funding. If you know of qualified candidates, contact program co-director Kurt Kroenke, MD, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 317-630-7447. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.