Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center (CC-PBTC) Pediatric Neuro Oncology Fellowship Position

The major goal of the proposed Chad Carr Training Program is to prepare trainees to become clinician-scientists who develop successful independent academic careers in pediatric brain tumor research and clinical care.

Fellows will be responsible for furthering their clinical and research training in pediatric brain tumors. The clinical training will focus on multidisciplinary approaches to the management of pediatric brain tumor patients, with dedicated clinical rotations and patient management conferences. The research training will center around the development and testing of novel therapies, discovery in molecular pathogenesis, and/or design and implementation of clinical trials – through applied experiences with research teams, participation in mentored research, and data presentation at local and national conferences.

Fellows will receive mentoring from research faculty across the University with funded research programs focused on pediatric brain tumor research and from clinical faculty who focus on the care of pediatric brain tumor patients. Professional development activities will be planned in grantsmanship, preparing scientific papers, disseminating research findings to broad audiences, rigor and reproducibility of research, team science, and the responsible conduct of research. Fellows will also be expected to serve as the primary neuro-oncologist for pediatric patients with a variety of brain tumor diagnoses under the guidance of the pediatric neuro-oncology faculty members.

One position is anticipated to be filled during the 2025-2026 academic year. Applicants will be considered, based on prior clinical and research experience. The confidential review of applicants will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should submit a Cover Letter addressing their special interest in the position along with skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please send the Cover Letter along with the following materials below directly to Andrea Franson, MD MS ([email protected]) and admin Kristen Jensen ([email protected]). 

  • A 2–3 page narrative that:
    • Describes the applicant’s clinical and research interests relevant to this training program, the applicant’s fit with the research of the potential mentors at the University of Michigan and demonstrates their motivation to pursue an academic career focused on pediatric brain tumors.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Three letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation should be from your doctoral advisor or mentor who supervised your prior research activities. One letter of recommendation should be from a clinical mentor during your training. And a third letter of recommendation must come from your fellowship program director.
  • Official transcripts of medical school/graduate study

Necessary Qualifications:

  • MD or MD/PhD from an accredited program in medicine and clinical training in pediatrics (pediatric hematology/oncology or pediatric neurology).
  • Commitment to an academic career in one of the focus areas listed above
  • Demonstrated motivation to pursue an academic research career
  • Strong letters of recommendation
  • Competitive medical school GPA/performance
  • Interviews with the UM-selected Primary Mentor and Program Committee