Position Openings

Work with the Cancer Survivorship Research Team

Talented Researchers Wanted

Post-doctoral Fellowship

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual with a doctoral degree in psychology (e.g., clinical, counseling, social, educational), epidemiology, public health, medicine, nursing, or a related social science field with an interest in developing expertise in conducting cancer-related behavioral intervention trials. Individuals from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. Prior research experience or training in behavioral sleep medicine is a plus, but is not essential.  A major focus of the lab is to understand the association between sleep and cancer treatment outcomes. The successful candidate will work as a member of a large, multi-site research team that will evaluate the impact of a behavioral intervention on sleep and be involved in studies evaluating neurocognitive impairment in cancer patients.

This is an open, fully-funded postdoctoral position. Start date for the fellowship is flexible. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of a 1-2 year extension based on performance and the needs of the lab. 

To apply:

Applicants should submit:

1.    Curriculum vitae

2.    Names of people who will provide letters of recommendation

3.    A cover letter outlining goals for postdoctoral fellowship and beyond

4.    Writing sample or PDF of a published article

Applications should be emailed to: Oxana Palesh, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director, Stanford Cancer Survivorship Research Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, 401 Quarry Road, Office 2318, Stanford, CA 94305-5718: opalesh@stanford.edu


Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator

We are seeking Post-Baccalaureate students or recent graduates to join our NIH-funded research team as an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRC)! The ACRC will help run a study with breast cancer patients that aims to understand chemotherapy induced cognitive deficits (chemo brain). 

Job duties will include:

  • Scheduling and executing study visits with participants in Stanford Cancer Clinics
  • Conducting and scoring neuropsychological assessments
  • Putting study materials together
  • Entering and managing data
  • Other administrative tasks as needed
  • ACRCs will also assist in scheduling and collecting blood samples from participants and must be comfortable with handling biological samples.

Depending on the applicant's interests, there will also be opportunities for poster presentations and papers co-authored with other research team members. 

A minimum one year commitment is required for this position.  

To apply:

Please email a cover letter, transcript, resume, and optional writing sample to Dr. Oxana Palesh, PhD, MPH, at opalesh@stanford.edu and to the Cancer Survivorship Research Team at cancerwellness@stanford.edu.


Educational Opportunities

Student Research Assistant

We are seeking undergraduate, Stanford-affiliated students to join our NIH-funded research team!

Student Research Assistants (SRA) will work closely with our clinical research coordinators in administering cognitive assessments, creating study-related materials, and fulfilling data entry tasks. This is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of cancer survivorship research.

  • A minimum one year commitment is required 
  • Six hours a week
  • All training will be provided
  • Work-study students are encouraged to apply


To apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to the Cancer Survivorship Research Team at cancerwellness@stanford.edu.


Mission Statement

Through research, our team is committed to promoting the well-being of women living with and after cancer

Focusing on sleep, neurocognitive functioning, symptomatology, and psychosocial functioning, our team engages in interdisciplinary and innovative research for women with cancer

Contact Us

  • Available M-F from 9am-5pm
  • Email: cancerwellness@stanford.edu
  • Phone: (650)723-6250