The Cancer-Translational Nanotechnology Training (Cancer-TNT) Program is led by Drs. Jianghong Rao and Dean Felsher and funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).  The vision of this three-year postdoctoral fellowship program is to train a new generation of scientists with the skills and educational backgrounds from both enginering, chemistry, materials scinece, cancber biology and medicine.

General information: The Cancer-Translational Nanotechnology Training (Cancer-TNT) Program, is a diverse and synergistic 3-year training program bringing together 25 faculty and 9 Departments from three schools to train the next generation of interdisciplinary leaders who will pursue challenges in cancer research and clinical translation.

Key Features of the Program: Opportunities and challenges –

Application procedure: To apply for a Cancer-TNT fellowship position, you must submit the following as a single PDF file for items 1-5 by email to Billie Robles at

  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Proof of US citizenship/permanent residency status
  3. Scanned copy of Undergraduate/Graduate GPA and GRE Scores
  4. Career goal statement (one page max)
  5. Research proposal describing a Nanotechnology-Cancer-Translational project (two page max). Include overall goal statement for compeling cancer research, project innovation and significance, and specific aims with reference to the nano-chemistry/engineering and cancer-biology/translational component
  6. Three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Jianghong Rao and e-mailed directly from referee to Billie Robles.


  1. MD or PhD degree
  2. At the time of the award, the candidate must be a US citizen, or a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident. See more information on trainee eligibility
  3. Should not have more than 1 year postdoc or research industry experience prior to the start of the fellowship program.

Application deadline: January 15, 2016


Application inquiries to: 

Billie Robles
Program Coordinator
Cancer-Translational Nanotechnology Traing (Cancer-TNT) Program
Stanford University School of Medicine

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