Postdoctoral fellowship: Interdisciplinary cancer epidemiologyPosting Date: 08/11/2021
Closing Date: 11/01/2021
A partnership between the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University at Buffalo (UB) and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center offers an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer epidemiology and control with a multidisciplinary focus. In an NCI-funded T32 program, fellows integrate cancer epidemiology with other disciplines including cancer biology and pathology, biostatistics, toxicology and geographic information science. The training program provides resources to fellows to become cancer researchers equipped to do cutting-edge research and prepared for the research challenges of the future. Fellows will have access to rich and extensive data sets from research groups at both UB and Roswell Park as well as to intensive mentoring from researchers at both institutions. The selected fellow will primarily focus on their own research studies, leveraging the existing data and biological specimens but may also collaborate with other researchers in ongoing studies.
Candidates should have a research interest in cancer epidemiology; an earned doctorate in epidemiology or another discipline (i.e., cancer biology, molecular biology, biostatistics, public health, geography, demography) is required. All fellows must be US citizens or permanent residents.
The UB/Roswell Park cancer epidemiology training program is committed to training an excellent and diverse community of scholars. We encourage applications from women, members of under-represented minority groups, veterans, those who are the first in their family to do a doctoral degree, and individuals with disabilities.
The University at Buffalo is a research-intensive institution; the largest and most comprehensive of the campuses of the State University of New York (SUNY) with over 30,000 students and 1,600 full-time faculty. Roswell Park is a cancer hospital with vibrant research programs in basic and population science. There are over 360 full-time clinical and faculty members who participate in a PhD and Masters program in integrative cancer science. Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaboration both within UB and Roswell Park and with other outstanding research centers in the region.
Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located in the western region on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Western New York is an ideal place to live and work. Buffalo is a big city with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, outstanding public schools, and modest cost of living. Buffalo-Niagara is home to world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive citywide system of parks and green space, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams. These are just a few of the wide array of cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo a great place to work, study and live. For more information, please see: http://www.buffalo.edu/about_ub/the-buffalo-niagara-region.html.
Interested candidates can send questions regarding the position to Dr. Jo Freudenheim at [email protected]. To apply, candidates should email a letter of interest describing the candidate’s experience and research interests, a curriculum vitae and a list of three references to Dr. Freudenheim.