Applied Research Scientist – Cancer Epidemiology

Applied Research Scientist – Cancer Epidemiology

Applied Research Scientist - Cancer Epidemiology

Posting Date: 12/20/2023

Closing Date: 04/30/2024

Job Information/Description:

Applied Research Scientist_ Cancer Epidemiology

At Moffitt Cancer Center, we come face-to-face with cancer every day, but we also see courage. And it inspires us to be the safest and best place for cancer care – to bring greater hope to every patient we serve. It’s why we’ve been continually named One of the Top Places to Work in the Tampa Bay Area. As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, Moffitt employs some of the best and brightest minds from around the world. Moffitt is the leading cancer hospital in both Florida and the Southeast and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Because working at Moffitt is both a career and a mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Join a dedicated, diverse and inclusive team of over 7,000 to be a part of the Courageous future we envision.

Applied Research Scientist I/II Cancer Epidemiology

The Applied Research Scientist position will support the research and research team activities of Dr. Peter Kanetsky, an epidemiologist with ongoing investigations to understand the roles of genetic susceptibility and environmental factors in the development of melanoma and testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT) and the modulation of disease progression and outcomes. Dr. Kanetsky also leads intervention studies assessing whether receipt of information on inherited genetic risk can impact the practice of skin cancer prevention activities. This position is comparable to a staff scientist role: an essential contributor to analysis, writing, and grant preparation for ongoing and future research projects under the general direction of Dr. Kanetsky. This position will have ample opportunities for authorship and other documentable career-enhancing activities.

Position Highlights:
Independently conducts statistical analysis
Writes and prepares manuscripts for a variety of research studies
Generates scientific sections of grant applications with appropriate guidance
Develops and initiates protocols for and high-level coordination of multiple studies
Potential to network in large international research consortia

The Ideal Candidate:
Ph.D. in epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, or a closely aligned quantitative field
Has research experience in the academic and/or clinical setting, preferably in oncology
Statistical programming experience, including demonstrated proficiency in SAS and R
Demonstrating writing skills and enthusiasm for writing
Experience collaborating in a multidisciplinary environment
A critical, independent, and creative thinker
A professional, personable, and organized individual
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Grant writing experience is highly desired
Willing to consider candidates with ARS I-related experience (recent Ph.D. graduates)

Under appropriate direction and guidance, performs research and related support activities including, (a) development, implementation, and management of research projects; (b) preparation of drafts of regulatory protocols and reports, manuscripts, and grants and (c) presentation of research at scientific meetings.
Interacts closely with Investigators and their collaborators in the consortium setting.
Maintains membership and regularly attends appropriate professional associations, conferences, workshops, lectures, and seminars as supported by the overseeing Investigators.

Credentials and Qualifications:
Minimum of an M.D. or Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to Population Science (e.g., epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, internal medicine) or a related field.
Two years as an Applied Research Scientist or equivalent are required.

Equivalent Experience.
Credit for actual years worked in a relevant field of public health that was conducted independently of graduate training education.
Evaluation of independent work productivity based on elements of the individual’s CV

Additional Information:

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Moffitt Cancer Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran or disabled status. We seek candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Contact Information:

To apply:

contact: [email protected]