PRACCTIS at University of Massachusetts Medical School [ongoing]

Feb 6,2017 | Consortium staff Fellowships

Application due date: Ongoing
Location: Worcester, MA

The University of Massachusetts Medical School seeks applicants for the 2017 Prevention and Control of Cancer: Post-Doctoral Training in Implementation Science (PRACCTIS). PRACCTIS is a full-time NCI-funded post-doctoral fellowship training program designed to provide the next generation of cancer prevention and control researchers with the knowledge and skill sets to eliminate gaps in the translation of research to practice along the cancer continuum, including prevention of disease, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

PRACCTIS seeks highly motivated candidates with recent doctoral degrees (MD, DO, Ph.D., Sc.D., etc.) from a range of disciplines such as medicine, public health, social sciences, computer science, engineering and nursing. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Trainees are provided with opportunities to:

  • Take specialized courses in implementation science
  • Complete an optional Master of Science in Clinical Investigation
  • Receive team mentorship from senior faculty, junior faculty and a site partner
  • Join highly effective research teams
  • Gather pilot data that builds toward a future research trajectory Conduct real-world research through full immersion in collaborative research relationships with clinical, public health or community partners
  • Participate in mock NIH grant review sessions
  • Participate in unique clubs, including a campus-wide K-club to inform the submission an NIH grant proposal
  • Publish manuscripts and make presentations at national conferences
  • Draw upon career planning and placement resources

The positions are full-time and typically begin on July 1st. The program length is 2 or 3 years in duration, depending on the training needs of the individual candidate.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

To learn more and to apply, visit: http://www.umassmed.edu/pracctis/apply/