Graduate Assistant, Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Graduate Assistant, Cancer Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Posting Date: 11/19/2019

Job Information/Description:

Seeking PhD in Epidemiology Students

For Graduate Assistant (GA) Position in Cancer Epidemiology

The University of Florida is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities. The College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine are each part of the University’s Health Science Center, which also includes the Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine.

The Department of Epidemiology has an opening for a GA position in Cancer Epidemiology. Successful applicants for these positions will participate in breast cancer and molecular epidemiology research as part of several ongoing research projects in the area of cancer prevention and control. The candidate will conduct data analysis and work on manuscripts on a variety of research topics, with a focus on breast cancer etiology, mammographic breast density, benign breast disease, molecular tissue and circulating markers, lifestyle and environmental contributors to breast etiology, among others.



  • A bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university (required)
  • A master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, biology, medicine, or a related field (preferred)
  • Strong quantitative background and experience with SAS as well as excellent writing skills
  • Strong interest in cancer and molecular epidemiology and high motivation to conduct scientific research

In order to qualify for this GA position, a candidate must be admitted into the PhD program in Epidemiology at the University of Florida. Departmental requirements for admission into the PhD program can be found at

Training Opportunities

The GA will work with a dedicated mentor in a supportive research environment. Training in epidemiologic methods, cancer, molecular, and environmental epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, and manuscript/grant writing will be provided. In addition, the candidate will be encouraged to pursue career development activities, present at professional conferences, and develop independent research projects and grants.

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Additional Details

Successful applicants will be offered a GA position in the Department of Epidemiology at UF. This position is fully funded for four years, including a tuition waiver and stipend. To apply, please submit all required documents before December 1, 2019. More information about the PhD in Epidemiology program can be found at, or by emailing Abigail Hummel at [email protected]

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