Join Our Team

The Palliative Care Research Group is a growing team of faculty, post-doctoral fellows, staff, medical students, and undergraduates. We're looking for new team members who are highly motivated towards excellence and who have a passion for palliative care.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

The University of Pittsburgh announces openings for palliative care post-doctoral research fellows.  Fellowships will be 1-2 years in duration, supported by either a TL1 training grant through the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, a T32 training grant through HRSA, or a 2-year Special Fellowship Program in Advanced Geriatrics with a focus on Geriatric Palliative Care through the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in collaboration with the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Fellows will benefit from being at an institution with well-established palliative care and research training programs, as well as a strong mentorship culture. They may choose to pursue a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research in addition to participating in post-doctoral training seminars. Key areas of scholarship include primary and specialty palliative care interventions, communication, decision-making, behavioral treatment of symptoms, and non-malignant palliative care. Fellows must have a PhD, MD, or other clinical doctorate.  Interested applicants should contact Dr. Yael Schenker at

PhD-Prepared or Clinician Investigator

We are currently seeking a PhD-prepared or Clinician Investigator with a strong interest in promoting palliative care research.  Successful applicants will have fellowship training in health services research and an interest in pursuing priority palliative care research topics, such as pain and symptom management, communication, or models of healthcare delivery for patients with serious illness. The University of Pittsburgh houses premier research training and development programs, including a multidisciplinary Clinical Research Scholars Program. Clinical opportunities exist in either general internal medicine or palliative care, and in both hospital and ambulatory settings. Academic rank will be Assistant Professor in the tenure stream, with salary and appointment commensurate with qualifications.  Send letter of interest and CV to Yael Schenker, MD, MAS at 230 McKee Place, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or e-mail  The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Start Date is July 2018.