Postdoctoral Fellowship with Multiethnic Cohort Study at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI

Postdoctoral Fellowship with Multiethnic Cohort Study at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI

Posting Date: 07/27/2018


Job Information/Description:

Postdoctoral Fellowship position with the Multiethnic Cohort Study

at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in Honolulu, Hawaii

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW (Junior Researcher)

 

We are seeking an outstanding post-doctoral research fellow to join our research group in the Cancer

Epidemiology Program at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated

Cancer Center. The research fellows will become an integral member of our group and will have the

opportunity to lead analysis integrating epidemiological, biomarker, omic, gut microbiome, and imaging data

based on the Multiethnic Cohort Study and contribute to the development of new projects. Our group is

dedicated to understanding the reasons for ethnic/racial differences in cancer causation, with a focus on

nutrition and integrative molecular epidemiology and with the ultimate goal of eliminating cancer disparities in

the US.

Training: The fellows will work closely with the Epidemiology Program faculty, fellows and students, as well as

with an interdisciplinary network of national and international collaborators. The Multiethnic Cohort study is a

twenty-five year old prospective study of 215,000 residents of Hawaii and California from five ethnic/racial

populations (Japanese Americans, Latinos, whites, African Americans and Native Hawaiians) being conducted

in collaboration with the University of Southern California. Follow-up questionnaires have been administered

every five years and the cohort has been linked to various health registries and insurance files making a variety

of endpoints available for study. Pre-diagnostic blood and urine samples were collected on 75,000

participants. A major project is a P01 on obesity and cancer that brings together various fields of research,

including lifestyle modification, biochemical and hormonal markers, genomics, gut microbiome, metabolomics,

and integrative omics.

Eligibility: The ideal candidate will hold a recent doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, MD/MPH) in epidemiology,

biostatistics or related disciplines, with demonstrated interests in molecular epidemiology and quantitative

methods. Fellows will be awarded a competitive salary with full benefits.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for leading statistical data analyses of epidemiologic (including

diet/lifestyle), biomarker, genomic, epigenomic, metabolomic, gut microbiome and/or imaging data acquired

from ongoing epidemiological investigations in Multiethnic Cohort participants. Performs statistical analyses of

research data from both cohort and case-control studies. Writes manuscripts for publication based on the

results, and presents findings in professional forums. Works closely with study investigators as well as

program staff, computer programmers and biostatisticians to meet study goals.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 Possession of a PhD, DrPH, or MD/MPH from an accredited college or university in epidemiology,

biostatistics, or related disciplines.

 One to three (1-3) years of experience in the statistical analysis of complex datasets, the writing of

manuscripts for publication in high-impact peer-reviewed scientific journals, and presentations at

national or international scientific conferences.

 Knowledge of epidemiologic study designs, and statistical analysis techniques for population

studies.

 Knowledge of human biology and pathophysiology is required.

 Ability to think critically and creatively as part of a fast-paced research team.

 Possession of proven manuscript writing skills.

 Proficiency in typing, SAS or equivalent statistical software, word processing using Microsoft Word,

and spreadsheet manipulation using Microsoft Excel.

 Possession of strong communication skills.

 Be able to work independently with some guidance from the mentor.

 

Desirable Qualifications:

 Experience in conducting genetic and omic epidemiologic studies.

 Experience with research study data collection.

 Experience in analyzing dietary and/or nutritional data for epidemiologic studies.

 Knowledge of cancer pathology and terminology.

 Experience in writing grant applications

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

 Leads the statistical analyses of epidemiologic (including diet or other lifestyle factors), biomarker,

genomic, epigenomic, metabolomic, gut microbiome and/or imaging data acquired from ongoing

epidemiological investigations in Multiethnic Cohort participants.

 Performs statistical analyses of research data from cohort and case-control studies.

 Drafts manuscripts suitable for submission and publication in high-impact journals in the field based on

findings.

 Reviews draft manuscripts with the Principal Investigator and other study investigators for revisions.

 Presents findings at suitable national conferences and meetings, as well as internal seminars at UHCC.

 Participates in journal clubs and seminars.

 Attends research study and staff meetings.

 Regularly meets with the Principal Investigator and other investigators to assist in developing materials

and to report on progress and problems or difficulties with the statistical analysis.

 Performs other duties as assigned.



Contact Information:

 To Apply: Submit by hard copy or by email: 1) resume, 2) cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum

requirements and desirable qualifications, 3) three professional work references with contact information, and

4) educational transcripts to eokiyama@cc.hawaii.edu or the following mailing address:

Address:

University of Hawaii Cancer Center

ATTN: Eugene Okiyama

Population Sciences in the Pacific Program

Cancer Epidemiology

701 Ilalo Street, Room 511

Honolulu, HI 96813

Inquiries: Loïc Le Marchand, MD, PhD; email: loic@cc.hawaii.edu



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