Postdoctoral Fellowship position with the Multiethnic Cohort Study at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HIPosting Date: 09/28/2017
We are seeking an outstanding post‐doctoral research fellow to join our research group in the Epidemiology Program at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute‐designated
Cancer Center. The research fellows will become an integral member of our group and will have the opportunity to lead analysis integrating epidemiological, biomarker, omic and imaging data based on the Multiethnic Cohort Study and contribute to the development of new projects. Our group is dedicated to understanding the reasons for ethnic/racial differences in cancer causation, with a focus on lifestyle and nutrition, and integrative molecular epidemiology, with the ultimate goal of eliminating cancer disparities in the US.
Training: The fellow will work closely with the Epidemiology Program faculty, fellows and students, as well as with an interdisciplinary network of national and international collaborators. The Multiethnic
Cohort study is a twenty‐four year old prospective study of 215,000 residents of Hawaii and California from five ethnic/racial populations (Japanese Americans, Latinos, whites, African Americans and Native Hawaiians) being conducted in collaboration with the University of Southern California. Follow‐up questionnaires have been administered every five years and the cohort has been linked to various health registries and administrative files making a variety of endpoints available for study. Pre‐diagnostic blood and urine samples were collected on 75,000 participants. A major project is a P01 on obesity and cancer that brings together various fields of research, including diet, physical activity, biochemical and hormonal markers, genomics, gut microbiome, metabolomics, and integrative omics.
Eligibility: The ideal candidate will hold a recent doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, MD/MPH) in epidemiology, biostatistics or related disciplines, with demonstrated interests in molecular epidemiology
and quantitative methods. Fellows will be awarded a competitive salary with full benefits.
Application: Please send cover letter describing your research experience and interests, CV and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Loic Le Marchand (Loic@cc.hawaii.edu). Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.