Research Fellowship in Psycho-Oncology (NCI T32)

Research Fellowship in Psycho-Oncology (NCI T32)

Psycho-Oncology fellows

Training Overview

Fellows receive advanced training in all aspects of research necessary to become an independent investigator in psycho-oncology, including:

  • Scientific communication and dissemination of findings (oral/poster presentations and manuscripts)
  • Grant writing and management
  • Career development
  • Supervision of research assistants
  • Data management
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary co-investigators
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments and interventions
  • Ethical conduct of human subjects research

Fellows work closely with at least one Primary Research Mentor from our training program faculty, which includes researchers with interests and expertise in critical areas of investigation in psycho-oncology consistent with NCI research priorities in cancer prevention and control. Training program faculty have expertise in topics including genomic medicine and health decision making, bereavement and palliative care, cancer prevention, immigrant health and cancer disparities, tobacco control and treatment, care giving, patient-provider communication, neurocognitive effects of cancer therapy, and addressing the needs of aging adults. Faculty have research portfolios that include programs across the cancer continuum with opportunities to conduct clinical, behavioral, translational, community-based and/or health equity research. Multidisciplinary collaborations within the institution and community-based organizations are well established and allow strong ties to community populations.

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Research Fellowship in Psycho-Oncology (NCI T32)


Rolling. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

Length of Program

2-3 years


Postdoctoral fellowship applicants must have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, nursing, public health, or another behavioral/social sciences discipline. The program also accepts MD applicants who have completed a residency in psychiatry and have prior behavioral science research experience. Prior experience conducting clinical or community-based research related to health, and strong quantitative skills are preferred.

Predoctoral fellowship applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program and plan to conduct master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation research at MSK under the supervision of a Primary Mentor from our training program faculty.

All applicants must be United States citizens or legal permanent residents.

Number of Positions

6 postdoctoral slots and 2 predoctoral slots

How to Apply

To apply, please email the following materials to [email protected]

  1. Current curriculum vitae
  2. Research statement summarizing your research interests and experiences
  3. Three letters of reference from individuals familiar with your research potential (e.g., Department Chair, Research Supervisors/Mentors)


Additional Information

If space is available, fellows may be assigned housing in MSK apartment buildings. Our Housing Office may be helpful in finding housing for fellows and their families, but it cannot assume an obligation to do so.


Stipends and benefits are highly competitive, with stipends based on years of experience. In addition, support for housing, childcare, travel, training-related expenses, and tuition (for predoctoral fellows) is provided.


Appointments are made for a 12-month period. Additional years of training appointment are available by mutual agreement of the faculty and fellow.


Program Director

Associate Director


Training Program Coordinator
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
633 Third Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
646-888-0374 (Phone)
212-888-2356 (Fax)
[email protected]