Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training Program, Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Survivorship Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training Program, Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Survivorship Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA

Posting Date: 12/14/2018

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American Cancer Society Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training Program in Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Survivorship Research


The American Cancer Society invites applications for post-doctoral research fellowships in cancer epidemiology, prevention and survivorship. Drawing on the expertise and mentorship of epidemiologists and behavioral scientists in the Society’s intramural research department, fellows will design a research program focused on identifying and/or clarifying associations of lifestyle, psychosocial, behavioral, genetic, and biologic factors with cancer incidence, mortality, survival or survivorship issues. Fellows will have access to rich research resources including from the Cancer Prevention Studies, large prospective cohort studies of cancer including cancer incidence, mortality, and survivorship outcomes, and biospecimens; the Studies of Cancer Survivors, which examine survivors’ health behaviors and quality of life over time; the Cancer Survivor Transition Study, a longitudinal study which focuses on survivors’ management of cancer and overall health after treatment ends; and the 4C Study, which examines health communication preferences and socio-contextual influences on cancer-related behavior among medically vulnerable populations.


Opportunities exist for research in many areas of cancer including, but not limited to, studies of hematologic and rare cancers, prostate cancer, tobacco, circulating and tissue biomarkers, the causes and consequences of cancer-related disparities, and cancer survivorship. The program is designed to equip fellows with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to become independent, yet highly collaborative researchers. In addition, capitalizing on the unique multidisciplinary environment at the American Cancer Society, fellows will learn to translate and communicate the relevance of their findings for cancer prevention to Society staff and volunteers nationwide. The fellowship is in Atlanta, GA at the American Cancer Society’s Global Headquarters and provides salary support for up to three years. Fellows will receive funds for specialized training, conference travel, and biospecimen-based laboratory measurements or pilot studies involving new data collection.

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Applicants must have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, behavioral science, psychology, biostatistics, genetics, or another relevant discipline. To learn more and to submit your curriculum vitae along with a one to two-page letter describing your future research interests, visit Screening of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled.

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