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Featured Career Development Opportunity
K12 Physician Scholar Program in Clinical Oncology (PSPCO)

The goal of PSPCO is to foster the development of the next generation of clinical scientists to be effective partners with discovery scientists and conduct high impact and innovative patient-centered cancer research. PSPCO's curriculum focuses on developing expertise in clinical trail design and implementation. Click here for more information on the training plan and the RFA and application link. Application deadline extended to Dec. 10, 2021.
Faculty Opportunities
Bench to Bedside Workshop July 18-22, 2022
Lead by Felix Feng, MD, Michelle Arkin, PhD, and Trever Bivona, MD/PhD, this workshop will provide training and a rigorous foundation for hypothesis-driven patient-focused research, covering clinical and preclinical iteration. Attendees will participate in interactive didactic and individualized discussions that culminate in a translational and/or clinical research protocol synopsis focused on testing a patient-centered hypothesis of their interest(s). Open to all seniors fellows and early career faculty. Email Jennifer Seuferer to register.

Collaborative Career Advancement Network (C-CAN) - Career Mentors Needed

Were you the first in your family to go to college? Were you unsure who to turn to for help when you decided to go to medical school? There are UCSF employees wearing those shoes. Would you be willing to talk with them, have them shadow you and/or mentor someone? If interested, email Marina Ortega. Open to all clinical faculty and fellows.
Summer Research for UCSF Med Students

Each summer med students between their 1st and 2nd years can participate in Summer Explore, an 8-week research internship. HDFCCC has funding to support 2 of these students. If you are interested in being a mentor, please email Jennifer Seuferer AND post your project on Labspot (database for UCSF faculty and students, focused on available research opportunities). Open to all faculty.

Funding Opportunity: Emerson Collective Health Research Scholars Post-Bacc Program
Sponsored by Emerson Collective, this program matches recent college graduates with paid immersive research and training opportunities. 1-2 years of support, beginning no later than Sept. 1, 2022. Candidates will be screened for your consideration. Each scholar is provided:
  • Stipend support, fringe benefits, and training resources for each scholar (up to $70,000 each year).
  • $10,000 for laboratory consumables or other resources 
If interested, submit the following by email to [email protected] by Dec. 13.
  • Position Description: describe the research activities expected of the post-baccalaureate scholar over 2 years. Please include a list of keywords to clarify proposed research activities.
  • DEI statement: in one page, please describe your experience advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in your community.
Email Jannette Drost with questions. Open to all faculty.

HDFCCC Staff Opportunities
Healthcare Professional Career Development Program
Med School Application Essay Mentoring
This program will match HDFCCC staff who are applying for med school with current UCSF med students to receive mentoring on their med school application essays. Additionally, participants will be organized into small groups to receive feedback from each other. Click here for more information and to apply. Open to all HDFCCC staff.
Trainee Opportunities
Teaching Positions Available in University of San Francisco Department of Chemistry

The USF Department of Chemistry is seeking part-time faculty to teach
laboratories and lectures in the spring semester. All courses are taught in-person. Click here for more information. Open to graduate students and postdocs.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoc Diversity Enrichment Program

This program provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution in the United States or Canada. Click here for more information. Applications due Jan. 12.
UCSF Healthcare Advocates for Social Justice Presents: Health Equity, A Unique Perspective
Dec. 9, 12pm

Featuring Alexis Day, a Masters of Healthcare Administration from the historically Black college, Florida A&M University, and alumnus of UCSF’s Advancing Black Pathways Internship, a program designed to introduce Black students to the healthcare administration field. More information here. Open to all faculty, trainees & staff.
Other Career Development Opportunities

Society for Neuro-Oncology & NCI Virtual Event: Introduction to Career Pathways in Neuro-Oncology - Jan. 11, 2022, 1-3pm ET. Event will provide a venue for undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, and residents of all disciplines to learn about neuro-oncology careers in basic science and clinical care and research.

F Grant Series: Research Strategy - Dec. 16, 3pm - 4:30pm. Speaker: Katie Stone, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Open to postdocs and grad students.

Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research Invited Speaker Series: Identifying Actionable Targets Driving Cellular Plasticity in Prostate Cancer Dec. 3, 12pm. Leigh Ellis, PhD, Scientific Director, Center for Urologic Research Excellence, Associate Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Open to faculty, trainees, & staff. Zoom link:

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