New postdoctoral training program at Hillman

We at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center are pleased to announce a new and exciting postdoctoral training opportunity. Made possible by a generous donation from Henry L. Hillman Foundation, the Hillman Postdoctoral Fellows for Innovative Cancer Research program seeks the nation’s top graduate students and early-stage postdoctoral fellows to pursue cutting edge cancer research.

This very competitive program will provide fellows with a stipend (20% above the current NIH level) and a generous career development fund. Fellows will choose their mentors from nearly 70 nationally and internationally known faculty whose research spans seven thematic areas: biobehavioral oncology, cancer biology, cancer epidemiology and prevention, cancer immunology and immunotherapy, cancer therapeutics, cancer virology, and genome stability.

The University of Pittsburgh is a world-class research institution that currently ranks in the top five in the nation for NIH funding and the city of Pittsburgh is recognized for its livability and culture. Pittsburgh offers many vibrant neighborhoods with affordable housing, award-winning cuisine, and interesting cultural events, and was recently rated as the second-best city for millennials.

The application deadline for this program was August 31, 2018. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Watch Dr. Christopher Bakkenist, the Associate Director of Education and Training for UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, describe this new program.