Hillman Postdoctoral Fellows for Innovative Cancer Research

Program Overview

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, has launched an exciting new postdoctoral training opportunity at the University of Pittsburgh. Made possible by a donation from the 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 leading-edge cancer research in Hillman laboratories.

In order to recruit the most competitive postdoctoral fellows, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center invites applications for Hillman Postdoctoral Fellowships in Innovative Cancer Research. Successful candidates will be supported for two years with a stipend 20% above the NIH recommendation and a $10,000 career development account. At the end of the two-year funding interval, the PIs of successful candidates will be required to support the stipend and 20% supplement of successful applicants. Successful candidates will be required to submit a K99 application to an Institute of their choosing and applicants who are not eligible to do so during the course of their fellowship will be triaged. Accordingly, to be eligible, candidates must have received their PhD no earlier than June 30, 2019. Applicants who have not published a first author original research publication from their graduate studies will also be triaged.

Faculty Mentors

Participating UPMC Hillman Cancer Center faculty mentors are all nationally and internationally recognized scientists with strong publication records, dynamic laboratories, and established track records of effective mentoring.

Learn more about the Hillman Research Programs.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their CV, a 1-page (NIH guidelines) statement of research interests including the identity of their potential postdoctoral mentor(s), and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Moira Hitchens by midnight July 14, 2021. While we will prioritize external candidates with a view to recruiting new postdoctoral fellows to UPMC HCC, internal candidates are encouraged to apply. We ask that full members of HCC identify candidates and encourage all eligible external and internal candidates to apply.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee chaired by Dr. Jeremy Rich that includes senior leaders (PLs) from all programs. Award notices will be sent in the first week of August.

Upcoming application submission deadlines:

July 14, 2021

Review and evaluation of applications will occur after receipt of all required materials.

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