Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Molecular Genetic Epidemiology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CAPosting Date: 09/28/2018
UCLA Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Molecular Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Training Program in Molecular Genetic Epidemiology of Cancer is directed by Dr. Zuo-Feng Zhang. The training program, offered by the Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, is currently accepting applications for post-doctoral positions for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The Training Program has been training pre- and post-doctoral candidates in cancer epidemiology since 1975. The objective of the joint program has been to provide trainees with rigorous training that includes course work and applied research experience in cancer epidemiology. The emphasis has been on integrating epidemiology, statistics, genetics, biology, and laboratory sciences.
Given the recent advances in the molecular biology and genetics of cancer, the training program in molecular genetic epidemiology of cancer provides trainees with various opportunities to investigate the latest techniques and science. These opportunities include the ability to describe the natural history of cancers in high-risk populations with inherited genetic mutations, to elucidate genetic predisposition to cancer, and to assess potential gene-environment and gene-gene interactions in this process.
Three types of trainees are eligible for this program. The first includes pre-doctoral and post-doctoral (MD, DVM, or PhD equivalent) candidates for a doctoral degree in Epidemiology. The second includes trainees who hold a prior doctoral degree for post-doctoral training only, and the third includes trainees who hold a prior doctoral degree who wish to complete a Master of Science (MS) degree in Epidemiology.
Trainees must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.
Candidates should submit along with the program application, most updated resume, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a two-page statement of research interests, to
Zuo-Feng Zhang, MD, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Department of Epidemiology
UCLA School of Public Health
71-225 CHS, Box 951772
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772