Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position - Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes

Posting Date: 06/25/2020

Job Information/Description:

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is seeking to recruit a talented and productive scholar, who is interested in developing her/his career in the areas of cancer health disparities, health outcomes research and survivorship, with a focus on ovarian cancer under the direction of Dr. Elisa Bandera.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with investigators in our multi-disciplinary cancer prevention and control program at our comprehensive cancer center, as well as other scientists in other research programs.  Active areas of research in our cancer epidemiology and health outcomes section includes nutrition and obesity, social determinants of health, cancer survivorship, and cancer health disparities. There are also opportunities to be involved in several ongoing studies, including a cohort of African American breast cancer survivors and to participate in research consortia.  Rutgers CINJ houses the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, which facilitates research through rapid case ascertainment of new cancer cases.  The position is funded by a new R01 grant, which provides unique and rich opportunities to interact with many senior cancer epidemiologists throughout the country.  This is a 2-year position with possibility of renewal contingent upon productivity, to start in the Fall 2020.



Doctoral degree in public health/epidemiology or MD with demonstrated advanced training in epidemiology (a minimum of MPH with epidemiology or biostatistics major required).  Prior research experience in cancer epidemiology or health outcomes research.  Demonstrated excellent writing and analytical and SAS programming skills.  Strong work ethic and commitment to work towards an independent academic career in cancer prevention and control.


About the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey:

Our cancer center is the state’s only NCI designated comprehensive cancer center, and a consortium cancer center that includes faculty members from across Rutgers University including Rutgers Robert Wood Medical School, Rutgers School of Public Health, and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, as well as Princeton University.

Contact Information:

Submit inquiries and application materials (cover letter, CV, statement of research, and at least two letters of recommendation) to: 

Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD
Chief, Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes
[email protected]