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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Jianghong Rao

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Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Rao, Jianghong
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Cancer-Translational Nanotechnology Training (Cancer-TNT) Program
Postdoctoral Training Program

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2019

Institutional representative: not applicable. You do not have to submit your applications through the RMG or OSR for their approval, you can submit your applications directly to the program per the instructions in the webpage* below.


Application instructions:

The Cancer-Translational Nanotechnology Training (Cancer-TNT) Program is led by Drs. Jianghong Rao and Dean Felsher and funded by the National Cancer Institute.

The vision of this three-year postdoctoral fellowship program is to train a new generation of scientists with the skills and educational backgrounds from engineering, chemistry, materials science, cancer biology and medicine. This program brings together 28 faculty and Departments from three schools to provide the opportunity for talented scientists to learn the intricacies of merging nanotechnology with the biological and medical sciences, specifically for the use in cancer, in addition to becoming leaders for the rapidly growing field of cancer nanotechnology. After graduating from this program, trainees are expected to become interdisciplinary leaders and pursue challenges in cancer research and clinical translation.

Support is provided for stipend, benefits, and travel for up to three years.
Questions? Contact person
Billie Robles
Department of Radiology

Required Qualifications: 
  1. MD or PhD degree
  2. At the time of the award, the candidate must be a US citizen, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident. 
  3. Should not have more than 3 years postdoc or research industry experience prior to the start of the fellowship program.
Required Application Materials: 
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Proof of US citizenship/permanent residency status
  3. Scanned copy of Undergraduate/Graduate GPA and GRE Scores
  4. Career goal statement (one page max)
  5. Research proposal describing a Nanotechnology-Cancer-Translational project (two page max). Include overall goal statement for compeling cancer research, project innovation and significance, and specific aims with reference to the nano-chemistry/engineering and cancer-biology/translational component
  6. Three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Jianghong Rao and e-mailed directly from referee to Billie Robles.


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.