Postdoctoral Training

Winship Cancer Institute provides support and training opportunities for the professional development of postdoctoral fellows interested in cancer-related research.

Central to Winship's mission as an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center is to provide outstanding educational, training, and mentorship experiences for all professionals and trainees engaged in cancer research and care within Winship.

Training Opportunities

Winship supports an array of research seminars, continuing education, scientific symposia, and professional development opportunities for postdoctoral trainees. Fellowships are available from a number of training grants that span basic, translational, clinical and population science. There are currently over 170 postdoctoral fellows conducting cancer-related research at Winship.

Visit Emory Careers to search postdoctoral fellowship research positions available at Winship Cancer Institute.

Collaborative Opportunities

With over 400 faculty, Winship members represent nearly 40 departments within Emory University and collaborating institutions including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Cancer Society, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse School of Medicine. Each Winship member is aligned with one of four research programs, supported in part by the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant, which focus on scientific themes that align with member research: Cancer Cell Biology, Cancer Prevention and Control, Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, and Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics. Numerous opportunities for collaborative studies and large team science research endeavors result from a variety of intra- and inter-programmatic activities.

Winship also provides its members centralized access to state-of-the-art equipment, scientific consultation, data, and biostatistics services through NCI supported shared resources. 

Winship members are continuously seeking viable candidates for postdoctoral positions. Find and contact individual Winship members with your area of science interest to inquire about available postdoctoral training opportunities by browsing the faculty listing on our Winship members web page.

Post Doctoral Opportunity in Cancer and the Microbiome

Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner, Senior Vice President of Research, Emory University, and Dr. Kostas Konstantinidis, Richard C. Tucker Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, are offering a unique interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellowship providing training and mentorship in the study of the human microbiome and cancer and associations among the microbiome and clinical outcomes. This opportunity focuses on the role of the microbiome in cancer symptom and adverse event promotion as well as the microbiomes' association with cancer incidence, recurrence and or treatment outcomes.

Quarterly Group Meetings

The Winship Post-Doctoral Fellows Group focuses on supporting and enhancing the trainee experience by providing a forum for dialogue, advocacy, skill-building, networking, and career development opportunities. Meetings are held quarterly over lunch, with topics and guest speakers guided by the interests of group members. The group welcomes newcomers and is open to all post-doctoral fellows working in cancer research at Emory and Winship member-affiliated labs at partner institutions.

View the Winship web calendar for future group meetings as well as upcoming symposia and lectures.

Online Networking

The Winship Post-Doctoral Association is a professional organization supported by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. It aims to bring together past and present Winship post-doctoral fellows for discussion of their research experience, networking, career guidance, and current research topics. A LinkedIn group exists online for current Winship post-doctoral fellow or alumni to participate.

Additional Resources

The Office of Postdoctoral Education at Emory University School of Medicine provides a variety of resources for PhD graduates seeking postdoctoral training at Emory University.

The Emory University's Cancer Biology Graduate Program offers outstanding training opportunities in every aspect of cancer research, from basic to translational.

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