Post-Doctoral Research Fellow In Prostate Cancer Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthPosting Date: 03/02/2022
Closing Date: 07/15/2022
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow In Prostate Cancer Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Position Available: We are seeking an outstanding post-doctoral research fellow to join our cancer epidemiology research team in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston Massachusetts. The research fellow will be an integral member of our team and lead innovative projects on prostate cancer. The focus of the research is diverse, including molecular epidemiology, etiologic research, epidemiological studies of survival, and cancer survivorship within cohorts of men in the United States and globally. Our team is dedicated to understanding the causes of prostate cancer and cancer survivorship for all men, to identify and reduce disparities in prostate cancer, with the ultimate goal of improving men’s health across the continuum.
Training: The fellow’s research program and training will be primarily directed by Dr. Lorelei Mucci, Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Deputy Associate Director of Population Science at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. They will be a vital member of a highly collaborative team of 20 graduate students, research staff, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty, as well as clinical and research colleagues from across the cancer center. The fellow will have access to large, well-annotated cohorts with longitudinally collected epidemiologic and clinical data, disease outcomes, and biological specimens such as the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (https://sites.sph.harvard.edu/hpfs/) and the IRONMAN registry of men with advanced prostate cancer (https://ironmanregistry.org/). The fellow will work closely with the PI to develop the research projects for the fellowship.
Training Objectives: 1-) To advance skills in leading original research and the writing of scientific manuscripts and presentation at scientific conferences; 2-) To gain experience in the design, analysis, and methods in the fields of cancer epidemiology and/ or molecular epidemiology; 3-) To develop research skills to promote career development in the areas of grant writing, project management, and contributing to the conduct of national and international studies; 4-) To learn to integrate novel biomarker and biostatistical approaches to address questions in cancer etiology and survivorship; 5-) To build a foundation to apply for independent funding and gains skills in starting an independent research career; 6-) To develop effective skills for working successfully on interdisciplinary and multi-institutional teams.
Opportunities: The fellow will be encouraged to participate in workshops, courses, and seminars at the Harvard Chan School, the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, nationally and internationally. They will be well integrated into the cancer epidemiology team, and will leverage the unique resources and Harvard’s interdisciplinary environment, as well as resources specific to post-doctoral fellows. They will gain mentorship and guidance from Dr. Lorelei Mucci and her team, will build a multi-tiered mentoring team. They will have the opportunity to collaborate with multidisciplinary cancer researchers in the Harvard community and affiliated hospitals. The fellow will also have the opportunity to teach and mentor other researchers. The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and educational opportunities.
Eligibility: The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related public health field, with an interest in cancer epidemiology and/ or molecular epidemiology. We will also consider candidates who are trained in medicine or biology and have a background in quantitative research, programming, or data science. The candidate should have strong communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. The funding for the position is through a T32 training grant of the National Cancer Institute, and the candidate must be T32 eligible (U.S. citizen or permanent resident).
Program Dates: The appointment is available July 1, 2022 for a forty hours per week position. Two-year minimum commitment with additional commitment reviewed annually.
Application: Please apply through this link: https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/11078