Postdoctoral Researcher Position, Cancer Epidemiology , University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WIPosting Date: 02/08/2019
Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Cancer Epidemiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to join our active research group focused on genetic, molecular and social epidemiology of cancer risk. The research conducted in Warren Andersen Group consists of clinical and population-based studies, primarily utilizing data from large cohort studies with stored biologic samples, cancer consortia, and several epidemiological case-control studies. The ideal candidate will be interested in investigating the associations between genetic, social, and modifiable risk factors with breast and colorectal cancers. Individuals with superior communication and quantitative skills will be particularly competitive for the position.
The postdoctoral research and training program is designed to develop the skills necessary for success as an independent investigator. The training emphasizes grantsmanship, initiating and carrying out research projects, written and oral presentations, and facilitating local, national, and international collaborations. The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of established research projects, and lead their own research initiatives using a wealth of available data.
The postdoctoral researcher will be joining a research team where the overarching goal is to advance our understanding of the mechanisms driving the associations between social determinants, and genetic variants with cancer risk. Specific attention is given to the influence of sociocultural factors and genetic determinants on health disparities in colorectal cancer risk.
The position offers two to three years of postdoctoral support, competitive compensation commensurate with experience, an excellent benefits package, and travel to professional conferences. Research funds are available through internal pilot project funding mechanisms. Specific duties of the position include performing statistical analyses, writing manuscripts, and assisting in the development of grant proposals.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is located in Wisconsin’s Capitol City: Madison, WI. Madison, WI was voted one of the Top Ten Happiest Cities in the World by National Geographic. Built on an isthmus, Madison, WI has access to five lakes, more than 200 miles of biking and hiking trails, summer outdoor festivals, diverse arts and music venues, and a thriving dining scene, all with a low cost of living.
Eligibility: PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, cancer biology, genetics, population health, or a closely related field. Preference will be given to applicants with experience with cancer epidemiology and/or genetic analysis.
To apply, please send CV, a cover letter that describes research experience and interests, and the names and contact information for three references to:
Dr. Shaneda Warren Andersen
Suite 1007B WARF Office Building
610 Walnut St
Madison WI, 53726