The Department of Pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers a one- to two-year fellowship program in genomic pathology research. All applicants should be MDs or MD/PhDs who have completed residency training in anatomic pathology (or AP/CP) in the United States or Canada and are certified (or are eligible for certification) by the American Board of Pathology. Additional subspecialty or other fellowship training in pathology is preferred, and prior research experience is beneficial. The fellowship involves one to two years of laboratory-based research, with a focus on one or more projects involving the genomic characterization of human tumors. Applicants will be paired with laboratory preceptors from within the Department of Pathology or in other related institutional divisions, based on the interests and experience of the candidate.
The Genomic Pathology Research Fellowship will provide a novel and timely opportunity for MD or MD/PhD pathology fellows to acquire training and laboratory experience in genomic pathology research. The Genomic Pathology Research Fellowship will train the next generation of pathologists to harness the promise of genomic technologies in shifting cancer care towards personalized medicine. The program will provide a strong educational experience for research fellows in the fields of genomic pathology, oncology, and molecular and computational biology.
Memorial Sloan Kettering is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.
October 1, 2013
Length of Program
One to two years
How to Apply
Genomic pathology research fellows will participate in educational activities in the research arena, as well as in other academic activities offered by the Department of Pathology and other departments related to their field of research. The objectives of the training program are to:
- Provide training and experience in all scientific aspects of genomic pathology research
- Provide training and experience in the “team science” aspects of genomic pathology research, including collaborative interactions, multidisciplinary teams, and overall research project management
- Prepare and assist trainees to successfully transition to research independence in genomic pathology research
Genomic pathology research fellows will have no clinical responsibilities. Participation is encouraged in relevant clinical activities, such as interdisciplinary clinical research conferences and pathology teaching conferences related to the subspecialty area of the fellow’s research interest.
Stipend and Maintenance
The stipend is commensurate with the year of the applicant’s postgraduate training. Nearby housing is available with rents that are comparable to NYC market rates; health coverage is provided free of charge.