Postdoctoral Programs

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Currently there are 28 postdoctoral trainees in our department. They are supported by individual fellowships, institutional training grants, or research funds. The McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research has two formal postdoctoral training programs: "Viral Oncology" and "Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Cancer Cell Proliferation", each supported by Institutional Research Service Awards from the National Institutes of Health. Inquiries/applications for postdoctoral positions should be submitted directly to the faculty member of interest. For general information regarding life as a postdoctoral trainee on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, view the Graduate School website for Postdoctoral Scholars.

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Postdoctoral Profile

There are 28 postdoctoral personnel in the department. They are supported by institutional National Research Service Awards, by individual fellowships, or are supported as research associates from research grants.

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Medical Residents

The McArdle Laboratory has no formal training program for medical residents. However, McArdle faculty on occasion serve as mentors to medical residents who wish to gain experience in research. Contact the individual faculty member with whom you would like to work.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply for individual fellowships. The Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS) and GrantsNet are searchable databases of grant opportunities. Information about a few outside cancer-related fellowship opportunities is listed below. Please check the eligibility requirements carefully, since many agencies have specific restrictions. Deadlines vary and preliminary applications or letters of intent may be required.


American Association for Cancer Research
615 Chestnut Street, 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4404
Telephone: (267) 646-0665
FAX: (215) 440-9372

AAUW (American Association of University Women) (for women)
AAUW Educational Foundation
American Fellowships
PO Box 4030
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
Telephone: (319) 337-1716 ext. 60

American Cancer Society, Inc.
National Home Office
Extramural Grants Department
250 Williams St NW, 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-1002
Telephone: (404) 329-7558
FAX: (404) 417-5974

Cancer Research Institute
National Headquarters
One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway, Suite 1802
New York, NY 10006
Telephone: (212) 688-7515
FAX: (212) 832-9376

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
Award Programs
One Exchange Plaza
55 Broadway, Suite 302
New York, NY 10006
Telephone: (212) 455-0520

Department of Defense
(Breast Cancer/Prostate Cancer Research Programs)
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
MCMR-PLF, 1077 Patchel Street (Building 1077)
Fort Detrick, MD 21702-5024
Telephone: (301) 619-7079
FAX: (301) 619-7792

Fogarty International Center, NIH
International Research Fellowships (for research abroad)
Building 31, Room B2C29
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 20892-2220
Telephone: (301) 496-2075
FAX: (301) 594-1211
(to get information on country's nominating unit)

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
20 Squadron Boulevard, Suite 630
New City, NY 10956
Telephone: (845) 639-6799
FAX: (845) 639-6798/(646) 304-7133

International Agency for Research on Cancer
Cancer Research Fellowship Programme (for research abroad)
150 cours Albert Thomas
F-69372 Lyon CEDEX 08
Telephone: 33-4-72-73-84-48
FAX: 33-4-72-73-80-80

International Human Frontier Science Program Organization
(Long-term Fellowship) (for research abroad)
12, quai Saint-Jean
BP 10034
67080 Strasbourg Cedex
Telephone: 33-3-88-21-51-27
FAX: 33-3-88-32-88-97

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
Kim E. Roberts, Administrative Director
333 Cedar Street, LW 300-SHM
New Haven, CT 06510
Telephone: (203) 785-4612
FAX: (203) 785-3301

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, Inc.
Director of Research Administration
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10605
Telephone: (914) 821-8301 or (914) 821-8290
FAX: (914) 821-3301

Life Sciences Research Foundation
c/o Lewis Thomas Laboratories
Princeton University
Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544

National Institutes of Health (Individual National Research Service Awards)
Grants Information Office, Division of Research Grants
Center for Scientific Review
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040 - MSC 7710
Bethesda, MD 20892-7710
Telephone: (301) 435-0715
FAX: (301) 480-0525

National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22230
Telephone: (703) 292-8470

Prevent Cancer Foundation (formerly called Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation)
Programs Department
1600 Duke Street, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 836-4412
FAX: (703) 836-4413