The new DFCI / PICI Post-Bacc Scholar program is welcoming applications for a position
beginning in Summer 2024. The program is open to recent college graduates from underrepresented
or disadvantaged backgrounds who are preparing to continue their education and scholarship at
graduate or medical school.A full-time, paid training experience, the program will match scholars with a DFCI PICI faculty
member to conduct full-time, hands-on cancer immunology research projects that provide
training needed to successfully apply to and complete competitive graduate or medical school
programs.The robust program will also include comprehensive preparation and support in professional
development and applying for graduate school. Other activities will include presenting research
in a variety of contexts, serving as near-peer mentors for high school and undergraduate trainees,
and participating in/facilitating journal clubs.The target start date for Summer 2024 is May 28, 2024.

Program Features:
● Full-time, mentored cancer research experience
● Competitive salary including benefits
● Research presentations at local and/or national conferences
● Training in STEM literacy and scientific communication
● Journal club participation and facilitation
● Research and professional development seminars
● Individual Development Plan meetings to prepare for graduate school
● Networking with fellow students and STEM professionals

We welcome applications from students who:
1. Identify as members of an underrepresented (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan
Native, Pacific Islander) or disadvantaged group in the sciences as defined by the NIH;
2. Have obtained a BS/BA within the past year;
3. Have a competitive academic record;
4. Have significant research experience (honors thesis or summer research); and
5. Are able to make a 1-2 year full-time commitment to the program.
Program participants are selected after a rigorous and comprehensive application review and
interview process.

The priority deadline for applications is May 13th, 2024.

Apply HERE

For Questions please Contact:
Program Manager: Julia Miller