NIH T32 Fellowships provide young scientists with research training opportunities in basic and translational research and help train the next generation of physician scholars (those having M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degrees).

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Oncogenic Signals and Chromosome Biology

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute

For additional information: visit or contact the program administrator, Olivia Gilbertson, at or 530-752-7199.

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Description: The NIH funded T32 fellowship program in Oncogenic Signals and Chromosome Biology (OSCB) was developed from a general interest in cellular responses and signal pathways integrating both responses to the cellular environment mediated by cell surface receptors and to signals initiated inside of the cell nucleus such as damage to DNA. While diverse in nature, these signals are often inseparable and interconnected by kinases and cascades of phosphorylation. The majority of the research projects among mentors in the OSCB Fellowship Program involve detailed mechanistic studies in vitro which complement in vivo studies using animal models.  Mentors are drawn both from the UC Davis cancer research community and from scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; a formal collaborative agreement brings the two institutions together for cancer-related research. 

The OSCB program offers postdoctoral fellowships to individuals holding Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degrees. Applicants will have had zero, one, two, three, or four years of prior fellowship experience.  M.D. only applicants should demonstrate research experience and associated publications. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. non-citizen nationals (pertains only to residents of American Samoa or Swains Islands), or permanent residents. Individuals with temporary or student visas are not eligible to apply. The grant for OSCB provides four fellowships annually. Salary is stipulated annually by the National Service Research Administration (NSRA) based on years of fellowship experience. Fellows are appointed for one year with a possibility of one extension for a second year of effort to seek other external funding is shown and progress is satisfactory. The deadline is ongoing, which means applications are accepted at any time but will be reviewed only when a vacancy arises or is anticipated. 

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.