Post-doctoral in Cancer Survivorship, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Post-doctoral in Cancer Survivorship, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Posting Date: 01/31/2019

Job Information/Description:

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cancer Survivorship

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s Center of Excellence in Cancer Survivorship is seeking a full time post-doctoral fellow with a strong interest in cancer survivorship. This is a unique fellowship opportunity that integrates training in research, intervention to enhance medical and psychosocial outcomes (e.g., symptom management, care transitions, and distress), oncology care delivery, and implementation science among cancer survivors.  The Center of Excellence in Cancer Survivorship provides a unique opportunity for scientists working in psychology, cancer prevention, oncology, big data, and implementation science as the work spans the state of New Jersey.  The overarching goal of the center is to develop, evaluate, and implement effective methods of improving psychosocial outcomes and mitigate long-term adverse outcomes among survivors.  The successful candidate will take a leadership role in overseeing the psychological and care delivery components in a multidisciplinary team that includes psychologists, epidemiologists, health care delivery researchers, biostatisticians, and oncologists. Mentorship is available from experienced researchers who have federal funding including primary mentorship by Sharon Manne, Ph.D., and co-mentorship by Katie Devine, Ph.D. (Adolescents and Young Adult Survivors), Elisa Bandera, PhD. (Survivorship Cohorts), and Shawna Hudson, Ph.D. (Primary Care Models).

The successful candidate will have a strong record of publications, experience in behavioral interventions and data management, and experience with quantitative research methods. The primary objective of this fellowship is to prepare the individual for an academically-oriented career in fields relevant to health psychology and cancer survivorship. Minority applicants encouraged. Fellows participate in professional development seminars, weekly mentorship meetings, and one hour of individual supervision per week. Fellows will also have the opportunity to engage in clinical service for cancer survivors. Start date is flexible and applications will be reviewed as received so interested candidates should apply as soon as possible regardless of their preferred start date. Appointments are for one year, renewable to two, pending budgetary approval. Salary is competitive.

Contact Information:

Send CV, statement of research interests and goals, & three letters of recommendation to Sharon Manne, PhD, care of Sarah Scharf (, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 195 Little Albany, Fifth floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08903.

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