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.

Fellows chosen for this highly selective program will receive a stipend 20% above the current NIH level and a generous career development fund, which can be applied toward research-related expenses, including purchase of a laptop and travel to national or international meetings.

All Hillman Postdoctoral Fellows must possess a doctoral degree prior to their start date. Fellows will receive a renewable one-year appointment but will be expected to apply for external funding that will be supplemented as necessary.

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

To apply to the Hillman Postdoctoral Fellows for Innovative Cancer Research program, please provide the following:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. A one-page description of your research interests and career goals
  3. A list of your top three faculty choices
  4. PDF copies of all first author manuscripts
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation (sent directly from referee)

Email all materials to Christopher Bakkenist, PhD, Associate Director for Education and Training, c/o Moira Hitchens, PhD at hitchensm2@upmc.edu.

Upcoming application submission deadlines:

June 30, 2019
September 30, 2019
December 31, 2019
March 31, 2020

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

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