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How to Apply

The confidential review of applicants will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2022.

All applicants must submit a cover letter and current curriculum vitae, to be uploaded online via the U-M Careers website for this Job ID 223272.

The cover letter should summarize the applicant’s career goals, prior training and research experiences, specific knowledge, skills, or professional development goals for the Fellowship, and any research programs/mentors at the University of Michigan of particular interest.

After submitting the cover letter and curriculum vitae following the guidance above, candidates should also submit the following materials directly to Dr. Christopher Friese (

  • Reprint(s) of any research publications (or a copy of the research thesis), preferably a first-author scholarly work by the applicant
  • Name and contact information of three professional references, including a research primary supervisor/doctoral studies supervisor. Note: the program will only contact references after discussing with the applicant.

Finalists will be asked later to provide official transcripts and three reference letters. These need not be submitted at the time of initial application.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Christopher R. Friese, PhD, at

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD from accredited programs in Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Social Work, and/or related fields pertinent to study cancer care delivery. Physician scientists who have completed formal research training and wish to focus their careers on cancer care delivery research will be considered.
  • Commitment to a research career in one of the focus areas listed above
  • Interviews with the UM-selected Primary Mentor and Program Committee

Additional Information

The University of Michigan is a world-class research institution. Michigan, with over $1.6 billion in research funding, ranks first among public universities and second among all universities in research funding, capping a growth rate of 40% over the last decade. Over 100 graduate programs rank among the top ten in their field. The disciplinary reach of the University’s research programs is exceptional. Research is conducted within the nineteen academic schools and colleges. Endowed in April, 2018 with a $150 million gift from the Rogel family, The Rogel Cancer Center provides a focal point of financial, human, and clinical resources for trainees.

Founded in 2011, the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) includes more than 600 health services researchers from across the University of Michigan and several nonprofit and private sector partners. IHPI's members form one of the nation's largest communities of physicians, health scientists and policy analysts dedicated to studying how health care works and how it can be improved.

The training program faculty welcome all applicants without discrimination. The University of Michigan has a long-standing commitment to increasing the number of scientists from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic populations. Our commitment to diversifying the scientific community also includes LGBT populations, socio-economically disadvantaged populations, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We are committed to providing an accessible and inclusive environment where all learners have access to our programs. We encourage learners with disabilities to access all of the resources available to them, including consultation and with the Student Disability Services office (

Additional information on the University’s commitment to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and research environment, including available resources, may be found here:

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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