Melanoma-focused Research Fellowship
Stanford Dermatology is offering a melanoma-focused research fellowship opportunity for a highly motivated individual interested in clinical research and helping to advance melanoma-related public health initiatives. This is a two-year position, though a one-year commitment may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Stanford Dermatology is a leading tertiary referral center for melanoma, and the fellow will be immersed in an innovative academic environment under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Swetter, Director of the Stanford Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program and Chair of the Melanoma Panel on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The candidate will spend half of their effort immersed in supporting a major state-wide melanoma prevention effort and will have opportunities to contribute to programmatic development. The candidate will focus the remaining half of their effort conducting a number of high impact clinical studies evaluating digital and artificial-intelligence driven interventions for early detection of melanoma through membership in Stanford’s Skin Innovation and Interventional Research Group. The candidate should possess a strong interest in melanoma and cutaneous oncology, be a proactive team-player with keen attention to organizational detail, and possess robust writing and communication skills. The fellow will be based at our flagship teaching sites at Redwood City and the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, though occasional drives to the Stanford VA in Palo Alto should be expected. The candidate will have numerous opportunities to write and publish during this experience.
• The ideal candidate will be interested in an academic career in cutaneous oncology and dermatology
• M.D. or D.O.
• Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
• Prior experience with clinical research strongly preferred
Required Application Materials:
• Curriculum vitae
• Cover letter
• Writing example (i.e. published lead-author manuscript, thesis, or other academic publication)
• Names of two references, including at least one research mentor