Cancer Genetics Career Development Program

Funding for this program is pending; and although we are not accepting applications at this time, we hope to resume soon.

We are proud of our program and of the fellows trained through the years. Most have gone on to continue their work and research in the field of cancer genetics with prestigious institutions across the country.

The City of Hope NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is offering an innovative Cancer Genetics Career Development Program (CGCDP) providing interdisciplinary training focused on cancer genetics and cancer prevention control research. The Traineeship, which is a mentored faculty position with a very competitive salary, will be open to only three applicants per year.

Program Description

This rigorous two-year program melds broad-spectrum mentored didactic and research training with graduate coursework in clinical cancer genetics, oncology, biostatistics, epidemiology, research methodology, clinical training and a research project , which may be in basic science or translational and clinical investigation.

Areas of research include:
  •   Clinical Trials in Cancer Prevention and High-Risk Surveillance
  •   Population Genetics
  •   Genetic Epidemiology and Carcinogenesis
  •   Basic Molecular Genetics
  •   Clinical and Behavioral Outcomes
  •   Health Services Research
  •   Biomedical Informatics
  •   Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research
  •   Pharmacogenetics
  •   Molecular Pathology
The program has the advantage of extensive clinical research resources through an established prospective Hereditary Cancer Registry and City of Hope’s Cancer Screening & Prevention Program (CSPP).

Trainees will be able to have mentors from multiple, complementary disciplines; mentorship will be tailored to each trainee’s individual needs.

Program graduates will receive:
  • Master’s degree from University of Southern California
  • Specialty Program Certificate from City of Hope
  • Qualification for the NIH Loan Repayment Program
  • Possible future NCI research support opportunities

Who Should Apply

  • Physician candidates will have completed a fellowship in oncology or clinical genetics specialties
  • Doctoral Nurse candidates will have had some experience in the fields of medical oncology or clinical genetics
  • Other Postdoctoral candidates including: social scientists and clinical psychologists, interested in pursuing psychosocial and behavioral outcomes research in the emerging fields of clinical cancer genetics, genomics, public health, epidemiology or a related field. Candidates will have completed a fellowship in oncology or clinical genetics specialties

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, as required by the NCI-funded training grant supporting this position.