Post-Doctoral Fellow, Breast Cancer Epidemiology

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Breast Cancer Epidemiology

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Breast Cancer Epidemiology

Posting Date: 03/28/2023

Closing Date: 05/31/2023

Job Information/Description:

The Population Science Department invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in breast cancer epidemiology. Candidates with an interest in breast cancer prevention or survivorship research are encouraged to apply.

Drawing on the expertise and mentorship of epidemiologists and behavioral scientists in the Society’s Population Science Department, the fellow will design and establish an innovative and independent research portfolio that aligns with the Society’s mission and research priorities. The fellow will have access to rich research resources from the Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS)—large prospective studies with extensive data, including survey, biospecimen, Medicare, GIS linkages, and accelerometry.

The program is designed to train fellows to become independent yet highly collaborative researchers. Fellows will publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, present their work at scientific meetings, contribute to the foundational scientific resources of the CPS cohorts, and help shape future CPS surveys and data collection efforts. Capitalizing on the community-facing environment at the American Cancer Society, fellows will learn to translate and communicate their findings to the general public and the media.

This position is available immediately and is based at the American Cancer Society’s Research Headquarters in Atlanta, GA. The fellow will receive funds for specialized training, conference travel, and biospecimen-based laboratory measurements or pilot studies involving new data collection, as applicable.

Position Requirements
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related field.

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Additional Information:

***NOTE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to submit their application as soon as possible. The closing date listed above is for job posting purposes only.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Position Type: Full-time

The American Cancer Society has adopted a vaccination policy that requires all staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where prohibited by state law).

ACS provides staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental, retirement benefits, wellness programs, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills. Further details on our benefits can be found on our careers site at: We are a proud equal opportunity employer.

Contact Information:

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If you are interested, please submit a cover letter that includes a research statement and a curriculum vitae to Dr. Lauren Teras, Senior Scientific Director, Population Science at [email protected].