Charles Drew University of Medicine And Science - Division of Cancer Research And Training
Post Doctoral - FAQ

1.     What educational requirements should I meet to apply for the program?

      A doctorate in biology, medicine, biomedical speciality or related areas


2.   What is the application process?

     The applications get periodically reviewed by a search committee. The committee will select the interviewees, and subsequently make the final offer decision based on criteria of expertise and experience of candidates, as well as needs of the Division.

3.   Do I need to be a U.S. Citizen? If not, do I need a Visa or can you get me one?

      No, you need not. And yes, we can sponsor visa for the postdoctoral fellow through International Fellow Office.

4.   What are the required forms you need from me?

      We need your current C.V., including a list of your research interests and contact information of three references.

5.   Where do I find the application?

      We put our available positions on Charles Drew University website on the job postings. Please refer to that listing for more information or feel free to send us an email to inquire about possible positions.

6.   What is the minimum time commitment?

      The Post-doctoral fellowship is a full-time position. Time commitment is 40 hours/week. It is a one-year position that is renewable.

7.   Is it a paid position?


8.   Do you provide housing?

      No, we do not provide housing.

9.   Do I need previous cancer research experience?

      We prefer candidates with cancer research experience.

10. How long is the application process? How soon in advance should I apply?

      For postdoctoral fellow position, application process takes minimum one month or two. So, you may want to apply at least a couple months ahead for your desired start date.

11. When is the deadline for the application?

      Applications are being accepted throughout the year. There is no deadline.


12. What are possible research areas?

      Research areas include, but not limited to:

       Identification of biomarkers for early diagnosis and treatment for cancer


       Role of communities in population and health


       cancer screening as well as clinical features


       Identification of risk factors, including life style features such as obesity


       The mechanisms of drug resistance of breast and prostate cancer


13. Who should I contact for more information regarding this application?

      May Ong at the Division of Cancer Research and Training, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, 1731 East 120th Street, LSRNE S227, Los Angeles, CA 90059 TEL: 323-563-5936 Email:


14. Is there an interview process?

    Yes, there is an interview. This can be done by phone.