Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers’ Global Cancer Disparities Initiatives (GCDI) Program and the African Research Group for Oncology (ARGO) are focused on improving outcomes for Nigerian cancer patients. The US National Cancer Institute (NCI) has provided funding for a 5-year program “Expanding Cancer Research Capacity in Nigeria with Team Science”. 

We are inviting applications for a one-year postdoctoral research position at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York followed by an additional year of mentored research at the applicant’s home institution in Nigeria.  There will opportunities to apply for pilot funding to perform research projects during the second year back at the applicant’s Nigerian institution. We invite applicants from the fields of epidemiology,  behavioral sciences such as psycho-oncology, molecular biology, and statistics. It is a competitive process. 

Anticipated start date: Spring-Summer, 2024

Please see below for criteria and application instructions:


  • Completed Ph.D. or its equivalent.
  • Open to all physician, and science candidates in epidemiology, behavioral sciences such as psycho-oncology, molecular biology, and statistics who have a goal for a cancer research career
  • Holds a faculty position at a Nigerian institution
  • Support from home institution ensuring leave from their faculty position and support for protected research time.
  • Confirmation that an academic job is available to the applicant on return to Nigeria
  • Applicants will be required to provide three letters of support.

Applications must be received by 15 February 2024 


Completed Ph.D. or equivalent(Required)
Primary Specialty(Required)

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