Application Information

The Cancer Therapeutics Training (CT2) Program is an NIH-funded training program in cancer therapeutic development. This program accepts both PhD and MD post-doctoral researchers.

Training positions are currently available. 

If you are interested in applying, please contact Adam Schindler (; 858-822-1110).

Applications for this position are due no later than May 15, 2017.


Citizenship Requirements

CT2 applicants must be United States citizens, noncitizen nationals or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence by the time of their appointment.

Non-citizen nationals are people, who, although not citizens of the United States, owe permanent allegiance to the United States. They are generally people born in outlying territories of the United States (e.g., American Samoa and Swains Island). Individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence must have a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-551) or other legal verification of such status.

Sorry, but individuals on temporary or student visas are NOT eligible for CT2 support.

Prior Ruth L. Kirschstein-NRSA support

If you have previously been supported by a National Research Service Award (now known as Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award), please be aware that you may not have completed more than 5 years of combined support at the pre-doctoral level or 1 year of combined support at the post-doctoral level. As the CT2 program requires a two-year commitment, trainees must be eligible for a full 24 months of Kirschstein-NRSA support.

PhD applicants may not have completed more than 3 years of post-doctoral training.

Faculty Mentor

All CT2 applicants must identify a faculty mentor prior to having their application reviewed by the Executive Committee.  Please contact the mentor in whose laboratory you wish to complete your research prior to submitting your application.  A letter from your mentor expressing interest in having you join his/her group is required to move your application forward.

Application Requirements

If you would like to be considered for a training position please identify a faculty mentor and submit the following to

  1. Cancer Therapeutics Training Program Application (with faculty mentor identified)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A one-page personal statement describing your past research or medical experience, why you are interested in the program, and your future goals.
  4. 3 letters of recommendation 
  5. A letter from your chosen mentor (this can substitute for one of the letters of recommendation) 

Please send application and other materials via e-mail (preferred) or by standard mail to:

The Cancer Therapeutics Training Program
c/o Adam Schindler, PhD
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive, #0819
La Jolla, California, USA 92093-0819

Further Information

For further information, please contact the CT2 Program Manager, Adam Schindler, via email at or telephone at 858-822-1110.