22 April 2012


Vall Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO)
Contacto correo-e: lacaixafellowship@vhio.net

Two fellowships sponsored by La Caixa International Program for Cancer Research & Education

A collaboration of La Caixa Foundation Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (MGHCC) Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO)

The objective of the Fellowship is to provide support to two outstanding MD’s, PhD’s, or MD/PhD’s who plan to pursue careers in translational cancer research.

The Fellowship is part of a research and education program funded by the La Caixa Foundation to speed the development of new molecular-based targeted therapies for cancer

Requirements (degree, experience, additional training):

Eligible candidates will be scientists with an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD who are engaged in post-doctoral training at one of Spain’s cancer research centers of excellence. The applicant country of origin is not restricted, as long as the candidate is eligible to obtain a VISA for his/her fellowship period at MGHCC, Boston, USA.

Applicants must be committed to advancing translational cancer research and demonstrate a keen interest in the research programs being carried out by basic science and clinical researchers at the MGH Cancer Center.

The successful applicant must:

Have completed at least one year of post-doctoral training at one of Spain’s top cancer centers;

Provide letters of recommendation from one or more mentors who have personally supervised the candidate at one of the leading cancer research centers in Spain;

Submit a document (maximum of 5 pages, double-spaced) describing previous research interests and achievements, how the applicants experience has prepared him or her for a laboratory Fellowship at MGHCC, and the applicant’s career goals for the future;

Show drive and innovation with potential for major scientific or clinical advancement;

Demonstrate a commitment to intensive training for the full 2-year period of the fellowship;

Hold an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree or the equivalent;

Not yet have been appointed to any faculty position, including that of instructor (investigators holding the rank of instructor, adjunct professor, assistant professor, research assistant professor, the equivalent or higher are not eligible to apply for the Fellowship).

Información complementaria de la oferta:
The term of the two laboratory fellowships will be two years, with the possibility of an extension for a third year. The fellowship grant of approximately $45.000 per year will provide support for the trainees’ salary stipend, with additional funds available for fringe benefits (e.g., health insurance)
 The Fellowship Program also covers travel funds for the selected finalists to interview at MGHCC and for the Fellows to attend international symposia planned and sponsored by the program, and provides funds for research supplies, etc.

Where to apply: lacaixafellowship@vhio.net

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