Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoctoral Scholar

Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Date: 01/31/2024

Closing Date: 03/31/2024

Job Information/Description:

The Stanford Urologic Cancer Epidemiology Lab, led by Associate Professor of Urology Dr. Benjamin I. Chung at Stanford University, is seeking a talented scientist to join the research team. We conduct research projects on the epidemiology of all urologic cancers with a particular focus on Kidney cancer. Kidney cancer incidence rates have steadily grown since the 1990s, with kidney cancer becoming the ninth most diagnosed cancer in the US. Kidney cancer, often detected incidentally by imaging, is an often-understudied neoplasm in cancer epidemiology research. Kidney cancer represents the deadliest urological neoplasm and has a dismal late-stage 5-year survival rate. The goal of this postdoctoral program is to conduct high-quality epidemiological research in the field of urological cancers with a special emphasis on kidney cancer epidemiology (including prevention and screening, control, etiology, health disparities, treatment, and survivorship). Research will be accomplished through an immersive program designed to provide fellows with the methodology, clinical exposure, and track record of productivity to succeed.

Additional Information:

Training Overview

  • Individualized mentorship from a vibrant group of successful faculty from both urology and epidemiology at Stanford.
  • Opportunities for didactic training in epidemiology and research methodology.
  • Access to patients and data from local and national leading studies.
  • Clinical exposure through outpatient clinic shadowing.
  • Opportunities to develop and apply for research grants.
  • Stanford University offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries.
    • Support is available for 1-year appointment with renewal up to 3 years of training and includes:
      • Tuition, books, and software; Research-related costs; Conference travel.
      • See for more information about Stanford Postdoctoral Benefits


  • Completed PhD, DrPH, MD, or another doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to population health research, including but not limited to Epidemiology, Urology, Public Health and Policy, Biostatistics, Computational and Data Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • An interest in studying urologic cancer epidemiology. Previous experience in urologic cancer research is not mandatory. Applicants with a history of research expertise from other cancer sites or benign kidney or urological research are strongly encouraged.
  • Applicants from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Applicants are not limited to United States citizens.

Contact Information:


  • Applicants should submit the following material to Benjamin Chung ([email protected]):
    • A statement describing areas of research interest, career goals, and relevant experience.
    • An updated CV or resume plus a list of publications.
    • Complete contact information for three persons of reference.