Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Public Health Sciences

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Public Health Sciences

Posting Date: 06/05/2020

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Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

The Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow to lead research within the Coordinating Center for the Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR) consortium. This multi-institutional, NCI-funded consortium aims to better understand how to improve the cancer screening process (recruitment, screening, diagnosis, referral for treatment) for cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer screening in diverse community healthcare settings. The PROSPR Coordinating Center leads:

  1. multilevel analyses across multiple cancer types,
  2. development of common measures of health system-level factors that impact screening processes, and
  3. development of measures of screening process quality.


  • Lead or co-lead papers across multiple cancer types related to multilevel factors, quality metrics, and social determinants of health that impact screening
  • Propose new research directions for PROSPR working groups
  • Promote communication and collaboration across PROSPR working groups
  • Collaborate with PROSPR investigators on data interpretation and data harmonization efforts


  • Propose new ideas for cancer screening-related papers and ancillary studies across multiple cancer types and diverse healthcare settings
  • Conduct data analyses across multiple cancer types with the potential to lead resulting manuscripts
  • Broaden network of collaborators across institutions, the National Cancer Institute, and various disciplines (e.g., organizational psychology, health services, behavioral sciences)


We are seeking candidates with a doctoral degree in a public health related discipline. The ideal candidate will have a background in at least one of the following areas: health services research, epidemiology, cancer screening, organizational theory, multilevel research, quality metrics. Candidates should be able to work independently and collaborate with large, diverse teams.

Candidates should submit a CV and cover letter detailing interest in the position.

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