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Request for Applications: DF/HCC SPORE in Skin Cancer Career Development Award

The DF/HCC Specialized Program in Research Excellence (SPORE) in Skin Cancer seeks applications for a Career Development Award in Skin Cancer Research. Eligible candidates for the Career Development Award may be either clinicians or basic scientists with an MD or PhD degree, who are interested in translational research and in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in cutaneous oncology research. We will consider senior level postdoctoral fellows who are moving into faculty status and instructor level junior faculty within three years of completing their training who are interested in pursuing hypothesis driven research. The typical applicant is a junior faculty member with a strong program of research, a secure position in a mentoring environment, and the need for funding as a bridge to independence. Consideration is also given to established investigators interested in shifting their research focus to skin cancer.

The awardee will receive one to two years of funding, which can be used for salary and/or support of research at Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health, or any of the Harvard-affiliated hospitals. The individual will become a member of the DF/HCC Skin Cancer Program and the DF/HCC Skin Cancer SPORE. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We anticipate awarding one award in the approximate amount of $75,000 in direct costs starting in July 2009. Applications will be judged on their scientific merit, their relevance to the DF/HCC Skin Cancer Program and their potential for extramural funding. Inquiries should be addressed to Michelle Gagne, at 617-582-0080 or mgagne1@partners.org.

Please e-mail submission as a single PDF document to mgagne1@partners.org.

Applications are due July 15, 2009.

Applications should include the following (5-page limit):
Introduction and specific aims (1 page)
Brief preliminary data (1 page)
Experimental design (3 pages)
References (not counted in 5-page limit)  
Budget and justification (not counted in 5-page limit)
Biosketch (NIH format)