Precision Medicine Postdoctoral Scholars Program
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a preeminent leader in precision medicine, translating genetic and genomic discoveries with life changing results. We are defining 21st century health care delivery with major advances in genomic-enabled medicine that are revolutionizing how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. TGen specializes in helping patients with cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, infectious disease, metabolic diseases, and rare childhood disease. Our translational research enterprise provides an unparalleled environment for innovation, discovery and creative collaboration supported by physicians and scientists who are prominent leaders in their fields.

TGen Scholars
TGen Scholars is a selective award addressing the national need for research and physician scientists who are accomplished in the field and practice of genomic-enabled precision medicine. This is an intellectually rigorous and challenging opportunity for early career scientists who are committed to pursuing careers as independently funded, clinical and translational investigators. Upon completion of the program, successful Scholars will be well suited for leadership positions in the fields of translational oncology and genomic medicine.

Program Overview
The Precision Medicine Scholars Program is designed to provide research training and career development opportunities for the next-generation of scientists/physicians in genomic medicine. Scholars are immersed in TGen's genetic, genomic and proteomic expertise and capabilities that support our early detection, disease interception and drug development research programs. The program is currently recruiting outstanding Postdoctoral Scholars for our expanding precision medicine programs in major solid tumors, brain tumors and blood cancers.

Program Requirements
Scholars have a cross-disciplinary mentoring team to assist them with their research projects and career development goals. Scholars are expected to deliver a completed research project, two publishable manuscripts and submission of an extramural grant application such as a NIH K award. Scholars are also encouraged to (1) engage in TGen's Cancer Division activities (2) participate in a multi-lab working group focused on organ-specific cancers, (3) interact with one or more of our clinical partners and (4) attend continual education courses or workshops that support the Scholar's career goals.

Access to state-of-the-art technology
  • Collaborative Next Generation Sequencing Center
  • High Throughput Library Production Facility
  • High Performance Computing
  • Bioinformatics & Knowledge Mining Laboratory
  • Center for Noninvasive Diagnostics
  • Center for Proteomics
  • Comprehensive Research Animal Support Facility
  • Zebrafish Collaborative Center

Distinct Advantages for TGen Postdocs include:
  • Uniquely collaborative environment that fosters interdisciplinary "team science" with no departmental barriers
  • Translational research with multidisciplinary teams of basic scientists paired with clinicians, providing post-docs first-hand experience in the practice of precision medicine
  • Unparalleled genetic, genomic, bioinformatics and computational resources
  • Access to state-of-the art advanced technologies
  • Mentorship by nationally and internationally renowned scientists and physicians
  • Partnerships with leading universities, medical centers and industries
  • Our graduates populate the most prestigious universities, cancer centers, pharmaceutical and biotech companies around the world, and many choose to continue their research at TGen.
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Annual travel budget


  • TGen invites competitive applications from individuals with a Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics, or Molecular and Cell Biology or a M.D. and a strong commitment to translational research.
  • Two years of full-time participation is required.
  • Candidate must neither be, nor have been, a principal investigator on an R01, R29, or subproject of a Program Project (P01), Center (P50, P60, U54) or mentored career development (K-series) grants or other equivalent research project grant awards. R03 and R21 grants are permitted.

Application Process

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1.    Apply directly to posted Post-Doc Fellowship opportunities.
2.    Apply to the TGen Precision Medicine Postdoctoral Scholars Program.

Applications are reviewed on a continual basis and must include candidate's CV, statement of research interests and career goals. Program can begin as early as May 2016.

For questions about the program or the application process, send inquiries to [email protected].

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