The Oncology, Nutrition and Exercise (ONE) Group at Penn State College of Medicine offers undergraduate research internships and postdoctoral fellowships to highly qualified trainees interested in pursuing careers in exercise oncology.
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The Oncology, Nutrition and Exercise (ONE) Group has postdoctoral positions to help outstanding doctoral-level applicants to launch careers in exercise oncology research.
The program has an excellent track record, with postdocs going on to faculty positions in top research institutions and universities.
Postdocs in the lab lead multidisciplinary projects aimed at:
- conducting clinical and basic science research on energetics and cancer;
- translating effective energetics interventions into clinical cancer care in a manner that will be broadly disseminated;
- guiding observational analyses and translational research on pathogenesis and new intervention targets; and
- mentoring graduate students as well as domestic and international collaborators in clinical and translational research.
The program is always seeking postdoc applicants who:
- are highly motivated, flexible, collaborative and detail-oriented;
- have the ability to multitask; and
- have a commitment to research excellence.
Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD degree with a strong background in either molecular biology/biochemistry or epidemiology or exercise physiology/behavior and wish to expand their training into human and/or animal studies of energetics and cancer.
Research experience in the following areas would be advantageous:
- Flow cytometry
- Animal models or clinical research
- Statistical modeling and data management
- Delivering and prescribing exercise interventions in patients with cancer or other chronic diseases
Postdoctoral scholars receive salary support for up to two years following the NIH/NRSA stipend guidelines, health insurance and software.
Available positions are posted on Penn State Careers and filled through the human resources process.
Search academic and faculty positions, then select “Postdoctoral” under job type and “College of Medicine” under locations.
Graduate Degree Programs
The Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine offers several graduate degrees that might be of interest to students wishing to pursue exercise oncology.
The college offers:
- A 42-credit Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with track options in Community and Behavioral Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Global Health and Health Systems Organization and Policy
- A Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) terminal degree that combines 45 credits of coursework and 15 credits of doctoral research and advanced field experience beyond a master’s degree
- A four-year Epidemiology PhD degree designed for those who have already earned a master’s degree in a public health or epidemiology field
Undergraduate Research Internships
The Oncology, Nutrition and Exercise (ONE) Group has internship positions available for college students who are interested in pursuing careers in exercise oncology.
This opportunity is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of college education.
Every semester (fall, spring and summer), the program offer a limited number of positions to highly qualified students to work side-by-side with faculty affiliates on multiple studies, including clinical and basic science research on energetics and cancer, translational studies and observational and epidemiological data analyses.
In addition to research projects, interns will participate in a variety of scientific and career development seminars and will conclude the internship with an oral presentation to peers and faculty.
This is a non-paid internship, and applicants must register for credit hours at their home institution.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the College of Medicine’s central research internship application process.
Applicants are encouraged to submit materials at least three months before the term for which they are applying.