Do you want to fast-track your career into an independent research or faculty position?

Do you have a compelling vision for a breakthrough discovery and the passion to build your own cancer research program?

Through the Roswell Park Alliance Scholars Program, you can design and implement your own postdoctoral training experience.

You’ll select your own mentoring team from our world-renowned faculty, and work with them to build your research program, publish high impact papers, and secure extramural funding.

Scholars will leverage Roswell Park sponsored faculty development activities to acquire the skills necessary to be an effective independent investigator.

If you are ready for the challenge, our goal is to accelerate your successful transition to an independent faculty or comparable research position.

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The Alliance Scholars Programs is open to students who have recently graduated with an MD and/or PhD degree.

Financial support

Scholars will be provided with competitive funding to support salary, research, and career development activities.

How to apply

Interested candidates should email the following to David Goodrich, PhD, at

  • CV
  • Research statement summarizing prior research accomplishments
  • Vision for post-doctoral training including potential Roswell Park faculty members.
  • References (minimum three).

Applications will be reviewed and promising candidates will be invited to visit Roswell Park to meet with faculty and present a research seminar.


For general inquiries about the program, please contact:

David Goodrich, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Oncology
Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Director, Genitourinary Research
Department of Urology