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Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program Accepting Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship

NCI and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are accepting applications for the Big Data Scientist Training Enhancement Program (BD-STEP). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year for this two-year fellowship opportunity that uses data science to advance cancer research and patient care. Apply by August 31, 2021, to be considered for the cohort starting in October 2021.

Competitively selected postdoctoral fellows are placed in four VA medical centers across the country to work with clinicians and interdisciplinary researchers to address important patient-centered health challenges. Fellows have the unique opportunity to utilize the extensive VHA health data infrastructure to solve critical challenges in cancer while gaining valuable exposure to the clinical environment.

Over the course of their research, fellows receive mentorship from academic and clinical advisors and leverage their NCI and VHA connections to network with healthcare and data science experts across government, academia, and industry. This equips BD-STEP graduates with the diverse skillsets they need to pursue careers in healthcare data science.

For more information about the program and to apply, visit the BD-STEP webpage.