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.

Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment Event

Advanced doctoral candidates interested in cancer research from broadly diverse backgrounds are invited to a special recruitment event at Winship Cancer Institute on March 21-23, 2024.

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.

T32 Cancer Biology Training Program

Winship's T32 Cancer Biology Training Program, supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute, provides enhanced mentored training to postdoctoral trainees researching cancer biology.

Postdoctoral Scholar Program

Winship Postdoctoral Scholar Program is designed to acknowledge exceptional postdoctoral scholars engaged in outstanding cancer research, showcasing leadership, mentorship and service qualities.

K-Club Career Development

The K-Club provides an educational forum to assist fellows and faculty with developing successful career development award applications.

Inside Cancer Careers Podcast

The NCI's Inside Cancer Careers is a podcast that explores and illuminates the exciting world of cancer research training to bring a new generation of investigators into the field.

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 including:

Emory investigators have access to an internal scientific pre-review of a grant proposal by the Winship Scientific Research Council before submission of a cancer-related application to an external funding agency. (Users need to log in to Emory VPN to access the site.)

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