Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Position In Cancer Epidemiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MAPosting Date: 01/22/2018
We are seeking an outstanding post-doctoral research fellow to join our prostate cancer epidemiology research team in the Division of Urology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. The research fellow will become an integral member of our group and lead research projects that integrate epidemiological and biomarker data in international cancer epidemiology cohorts to study prostate cancer.
Training: The fellow’s research program and training will be primarily directed by Dr. Adam Kibel, Chair of the Division of Urology, with three co-mentors with expertise in epidemiology, biomarkers, genetics, and urology: Drs. Lorelei Mucci, Mark Preston andKathryn Penney. All have a strong record of teaching, research and mentoring. The fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with other fellows, residents, and graduate students as well as clinical, biostatistical, and pathology colleagues across the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. The fellow will also be encouraged to be an active participant an international, collaborative team of faculty, fellows and students.(http://topcapteam.org/). The fellow will have access to large existing well annotated internal and external cohorts with biological specimens such as the Physicians’ Health Study (http://phs.bwh.harvard.edu), Gelb Center Biorepository (http://www.dana-farber.org/Research/Departments-and-Centers/Arthur-and-Linda-Gelb-Center-for-Translational-Research.aspx), and PRACTICAL (http://practical.ccge.medschl.cam.ac.uk). The fellow will be encouraged to participate in workshops, courses, seminars, and leverage resources and interdisciplinary environment of Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Chan School and the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.
The fellow will be supported to lead original analyses and manuscripts, and gain experience in the study design, analysis and molecular methods in the field of integrative molecular epidemiology. Research and training opportunities will help build and strengthen the fellow’s skill set, while promoting career development in multiple ways, including developing skills in grant writing, gaining and building on national and international collaborations, and fostering the transition toward independent funding and an independent research career. The positon offers a competitive salary, benefits, and travel/educational opportunities.
Eligibility: The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology or biostatistics, with demonstrated interest in molecular epidemiology and quantitative methods. We will also consider candidates who are trained in medicine or biology who also have a strong background in quantitative research skills and interest in cancer research.