The CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center is a three-year post-doctoral research program providing unique training in clinical and translational cancer research through didactic training, clinical rotations, and a unique, multi-disciplinary mentoring team.
Our fellows guide their independent research projects under the mentorship of world-renowned cancer researchers. They publish cutting edge research in high impact, peer-reviewed journals, earn independent funding (e.g. DOD, NIH), and are highly sought after in the job market upon completion.
We are currently accepting applications from talented, productive, and well-trained PhDs for inclusion in our program. Applicants do not need to have a background in cancer research, but should have a solid foundational knowledge of life sciences and a research-based degree (PhD or MD/PhD). Early-career postdocs and recent Ph.D. or MD/PhD graduates are especially encouraged to apply now! Graduate students within one year of their expected defense date are welcomed to apply.
Program start dates are customizable and flexible to best work with your timeline. Our fellows are fully funded with benefits and a salary commensurate with NIH stipend guidelines. For additional information and to view bios and testimonials from our TRIUMPH alumni and current fellows, please visit our website.
• Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. from graduate school program in any of the life sciences
• Publications in top tier journals (at least one first author paper is required)
• Dedication to pursue translational cancer research (although a background or experience in cancer research is not required!)
• Applicants do not need to be US Citizens or permanent residents. If the applicant has a visa, it must be valid (or renewable) for the duration of the fellowship.
A Completed Application will include:
• Curriculum Vitae
• PDF reprints of all first authored publications
• Three letters of recommendation (letters should be written on official letterhead and contain original signatures. They should be submitted by email from the referee’s institutional/organizational email account to CPRITMDACCTraining@mdanderson.org)
• A two-page essay describing your goals and dedication toward a career in clinical and translational cancer research (single-spaced, 12 pt Arial or Times New Roman font)