Research Associate, Global Cancer Epidemiology, The Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Research Associate, Global Cancer Epidemiology, The Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Posting Date: 01/29/2020


Job Information/Description:

Research Associate in Global Cancer Epidemiology at Duke University Department of Population Health Sciences

Link to position:   https://careers.duke.edu/job/Durham-ASSOCIATE-IN-RESEARCH-NC-27710/622371500/

Position Description:

The Department of Population Health Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Associate in global cancer epidemiology. Our program utilizes theoretical frameworks and methods from social and molecular epidemiology to investigate health disparities across the cancer prevention continuum in the US and abroad. Ongoing projects involve collaborations with partners to generate scientific evidence aimed at understanding and addressing the fundamental causes of cancer disparities

The Research Associate will work in a collaborative, team-based and diverse environment to provide scientific input for day-to-day research activities such as developing analytical plans, statistical analysis, publishing manuscripts, contributing to grants, project management, and collaborating with data analysts, students, post-docs and faculty on the team

Basic Qualifications:

Doctoral qualification in epidemiology, statistics, public health or a closely related field with 2+ years practical research experience. The ideal candidate will have strong training or experience in epidemiologic methods and research, formal training in cancer, and a strong interest/experience in global health research.

Desired skills:

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with applied research including ability to generate research questions, conduct data analysis and synthesize results
  • Excellent scientific writing skills
  • Expert knowledge and practical experience in study design, sampling approaches, and advanced statistical methods
  • Experience managing prospective studies and quantitative/qualitative data collection
  • Expert knowledge of statistical packages e.g. SAS, R, STATA
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Required Application Documents:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter
  • Statement of research (2 pages)
  • Two writing samples (reflecting independent writing)
  • Names of three references


Contact Information:

Contact information:

Interested candidates should send a complete application package to: [email protected]

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Application Link: https://careers.duke.edu/job/Durham-ASSOCIATE-IN-RESEARCH-NC-27710/622371500/