Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Program Applications

NOTE: Applications are currently being accepted. Deadline: May 22, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

  • All candidates must be physicians holding MD, DO or MD/PhD degrees, have completed specialty clinical training and are board-eligible in a cancer-related specialty and have a commitment for a faculty appointment at a hospital partner of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Candidates must have a clinical training background in one of the following oncology disciplines: medical, surgical, gynecological, dermatological, pediatric or radiation oncology.
  • Candidates must be eligible to obtain NIH funding, and have an interest and training in clinical trials and/or laboratory-based research with intent to focus on translational research leading to a clinical trial. Willingness to participate in didactic training in clinical and translational research, to publish and author clinical trials is required.
  • Minimum of a 2-year commitment required.

Application Deadlines and Instructions

Application Deadline: May 22, 2022

Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged.

To apply, please submit the following set of documents to Damian Junk, PhD, Assistant Director of Cancer Training, Education, and Research at

  • A recent Curriculum Vitae including previous research experience, both didactic and practical.

  • A personal statement describing the reason for seeking research training in clinical investigation, specific research interests, and career plans (3 pages maximum).

  • A hypothesis-driven research plan with specific aims (3-5 pages).

  • At least 3 letters of recommendation, including one either from the residency training director or doctoral committee chairperson/advisor.

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (passport) or permanent residency (green card).

Address letters to:

Stanton L. Gerson, MD
Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center; Director, K12 CORP

Signed reference letters can be emailed as PDF files to:

Damian Junk, PhD
Assistant Director of Cancer Training and Education, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Email application materials to:

Damian Junk, PhD
Assistant Director of Cancer Training and Education, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

For more information, please contact:

Damian Junk, PhD
Assistant Director of Cancer Training and Education Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
216.308.5211 (cell)