Post-doctoral position, Cancer Prevention and Control, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC

Post-doctoral position, Cancer Prevention and Control, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC

Posting Date: 08/01/2019

Job Information/Description:

Post-doctoral position in Cancer Prevention and Control at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available with Drs. Suzanne C. O’Neill and Marc D. Schwartz in the vibrant and growing post-doctoral training program of the Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program of Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center (GLCCC). GLCCC is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the nation’s capital. This position will provide opportunities to work on multiple federally-funded projects focused on cancer genetic testing, cancer risk and mHealth intervention development and delivery. The fellow will participate in all phases of research including study design and implementation, intervention development, data analysis and manuscript preparation. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with additional faculty within GLCCC, participate in multidisciplinary grant writing and the development of new projects and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching opportunities are available. More information about Dr. O’Neill’s and Dr. Schwartz’s research programs are available here and here.

The fellow will be mentored to develop his or her own program of funded research. Applicants should have a PhD, MD, ScD, or DrPH in psychology, public health, health services, or other related field. Experience with statistical programs such as Stata and SAS and demonstrated writing and communication skills are highly desirable.

The fellow would join a cadre of postdoctoral fellows within the CPC Program, the nexus for population sciences-focused research at GLCCC. Its mission is to conduct innovative and impactful population sciences research across the translational continuum, from discovery to intervention to policy, to help alleviate the burden of cancer. A unique aspect of the CPC Program is its capacity to rapidly translate findings through the phases of this continuum within and across each of the Program’s scientific aims. Research in the catchment area is facilitated through community-based research sites, including the Capital Breast Care Center and the community-based Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities as well as numerous shared resources, including the Survey, Recruitment, and Biospecimen Collection Shared Resource. GLCCC is located in Washington DC, a vibrant urban setting.

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Interested applicants should contact Dr. O’Neill ( or Dr. Schwartz ( and include 1) a cover letter addressing short- and long-term interests, 2) a CV, and 3) a list of three references with contact information (email and phone). Candidate review will start immediately, with an anticipated start date of Fall 2019/Winter 2020.

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