Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Population Science

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Population Science

Posting Date: 04/14/2021


Closing Date: 12/31/2021


Job Information/Description:

The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (GLCCC) is seeking outstanding candidates for postdoctoral training in cancer population science. The program focuses on preparing trainees for independent research careers with a focus on clinical and community translational research.

Training faculty have a wide breadth of domain-specific expertise with funded research programs in behavioral science, health disparities, epidemiology/biomarkers, cancer and aging, health services/health policy, and survivorship. The program offers 2-3 years of funding, competitive salary and benefits, funds for travel and research support. The fellows will be mentored to develop their own program of funded research and have access to a robust training environment.

GLCCC is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the nation’s capital. Fellows participate in all phases of research, from study design through manuscript preparation, and participate in a formal didactic program. There also are opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary grant writing and the development of new projects and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Applicants should have a PhD, MD, ScD, or DrPH in psychology, public health, health services, or other related field. Experience with statistical programs such as Stata and SAS and demonstrated writing and communication skills are highly desirable.

The fellow would join a cadre of postdoctoral fellows within the Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program, the nexus for population sciences-focused research at GLCCC. Its mission is to conduct innovative and impactful population sciences research across the translational continuum, from discovery to intervention to policy, to help alleviate the burden of cancer. A unique aspect of the CPC Program is its capacity to rapidly translate findings through the phases of this continuum. Our clinical consortium provides access to a large cancer population and established clinical resources in Survivorship, Patient Navigation and a Medical Legal Partnership. Unique research resources available to trainees include a Minority Underserved NCORP site, two funded CISNET modeling groups, the Jess and Mildred Fisher Center for Hereditary Cancer and Clinical Genomics Research, and the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science. Faculty provide ready access to national cohorts, registries and database linkages.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Suzanne O’Neill, Director of Population Sciences Education and Training ([email protected]) and include 1) a cover letter addressing short- and long-term interests, 2) a CV, and 3) a list of three references with contact information (email and phone). Candidate review will start immediately. Start dates of Summer 2021-Winter 2022 will be considered.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.



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