Postdoctoral Fellow Inquiry Form


Before filling out an Inquiry form, gather the information and materials listed in the sections below. You will not be able to save a draft of the form and return to it later; you must complete the form and upload all documents in one sitting. 

Gather the following information to complete the Inquiry Form.

  1. Demographic information
  2. Names and email addresses of two professional recommendations c. 
  3. CV, resume, or bio-sketch (If more than one document, combine into a single pdf) 
  4. Degree information, including institution, major, start and end dates, and degree conferral date) 
  5. Publication information (journal, date of publication, title) and a pdf of the manuscript(s). At least one publication is required to apply for a position. 
  6. Statement of research experience and interest.


a written description of an individual’s educational background, research experience, and professional accomplishments. 

Copy of Diploma (certified translation if not in English)
An official certificate issued by an accredited academic institution bearing a record of graduation and type of degree conferred must include a certified translation if not written in English.  

Provide at least one (1) relevant and impactful manuscript that is published. Applicant can be a first or co-first author, middle or senior author.

(2) Letters of Recommendation
LORs must come directly from qualified individuals who are in a position to comment on an applicant’s knowledge, capabilities, and performance related to the appointment for which the individual is applying. Applicants must identify references and request the LORs from their Slate account. References must submit LORs on official letterhead with original signatures, dated within one year of the application submission date, and indicate their title or academic appointment. Letters from the trainee’s MD Anderson mentor/faculty will not be accepted.  

Statement of Research Interest
Provide A summary of your study or research accomplishments, current work, and future direction and potential of the work you expect to undertake if awarded a fellowship.


After an applicant is identified as a final candidate, they receive an unofficial letter and a request to submit documents required to complete the vetting process needed to issue an official appointment letter.

Credential Evaluation (degrees earned outside the U.S.)
A credential evaluation is required if a trainee’s qualifying degree was obtained from an institution outside the U.S. The original hard copy must be submitted to the Slate system. The list of approved companies is available here. Request your evaluation as early as possible to avoid delays

Proof of External Funding Letter 
Proof of funding letter is required from final candidates who will be fully or partially funded by institutions other than MD Anderson. Documentation of external funding support from an outside agency, home institution, scholarship award, or government must be written on letterhead, translated into English, and stated in U.S. currency. Under no circumstances may a postdoctoral fellow or other individual’s personal funds be used to support a postdoc position at MD Anderson

Immunization Compliance Report
Trainees must provide evidence they received vaccines for preventable diseases as specified by MD Anderson. is the company that manages this process and will provide clearance reports to confirm immunization compliance.

IMPORTANT** To avoid delays in your ability to start your appointment on time, create your account with CastleBranch and submit all required documents as early as possible.


Approval of a trainee appointment is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a valid and appropriate visa status for international candidates. For this reason, final candidates must upload copies of any and all of their immigration documents upon receipt of an unofficial letter of appointment. Document examples: Current and past passports; U.S. Visa stamps with entry/exit stamps; Employment Authorization Document (EAD); I-94 Arrival/Departure Records; Form I-20s, DS-2019s, I-797A Approval/Receipt Notices, green card, etc. Prompt attention to this matter will avoid delays related to your visa processing.
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Personal Information

Are you currently eligible to be employed in the United States of America?

Are you currently eligible to be employed in the United States of America?

Will you, now or in the future, require sponsorship or employment status (e.g. H-1B or J status)?

Will you, now or in the future, require sponsorship or employment status (e.g. H-1B or J status)?
Submission of the following information is voluntary. Refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.  The information you provide will be kept CONFIDENTIAL and is not placed in your personnel file.
Add Doctoral Degree
CV/Resume or Biosketch

Add Publication

Upload publication 2 if applicable.

Upload publication 3 if applicable.

Upload publication 4 if applicable.

Upload publication 4 if applicable.

Statement of Research Experience and Interest
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