Save the Children Foundation

Job Opportunities: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cancer Epidemiology and Health Disparities Research:

Place: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Date: October 8, 2021

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City is one of the world’s premier cancer centers, committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The blending of research with patient care is at the heart of everything we do. The institution is a comprehensive cancer center whose purposes are the treatment and control of cancer, the advancement of biomedical knowledge through research, and the training of scientists, physicians, and other health care workers.
We seek a postdoctoral fellow in cancer epidemiology, with an emphasis on health disparities, to join Dr. Margaret Du’s team in the Epidemiology Service. The fellow will lead projects in a wide breadth of population-based research to reduce the burden of colorectal, endometrial, and pancreatic cancers. Examples of topics include colorectal cancer genomics and risk factors in Nigeria, uncovering factors that drive the more than 2-fold higher mortality in Black patients with endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer risk factors and early detection/surveillance, among others. The fellow will be an active member of international cross-disciplinary research teams as well as publish peer-reviewed work, present at scientific conferences, and gain experience in grant writing.

The ideal candidate will have:
A doctoral degree in epidemiology or related quantitative discipline, including but not limited to biostatistics, public health, or cancer biology.Enthusiasm and creativity for understanding cancer epidemiology or health disparities.Peer-reviewed publications in epidemiology or related quantitative field.Strong understanding of quantitative methods, study design, and data analysis and interpretation.Comfort working with large data sets and proficiency in a statistical programming language, including but not limited to R, SAS, or Stata.Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Please direct inquiries to Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:

Samantha Vasquez
Assistant to the Chairman
Margaret Du, ScD
Assistant Attending Epidemiologist

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