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Posting expires on 08/31/2019
Employer: The University of Chicago
Located in: Chicago, Illinois
Degree Required: PhD
The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago seeks candidates for a fully-funded postdoctoral position in the area of Cancer Epidemiology with special focus on lymphoid malignancies and disparities. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in epidemiology or related fields of data science or public health.
Successful candidates will participate in large-scale multi-site studies including NIH-funded epidemiology research, utilizing data sources from the US and Asia. The general research focus will be on understanding the impact of lifestyle factors, healthcare use, tumor and clinical features, and epigenetics on disparities in epidemiology and outcomes of lymphoid malignancies. The postdoctoral scholar will also have an active role in ongoing studies investigating circulating cell-free DNA as liquid biopsy for cancer diagnosis and monitoring, including opportunities to initiate new projects, analyze existing data, and/or develop grant proposals.
Ideal candidates will have strong statistical and programming skills (e.g., R, SAS, STAT), substantial experience in collection and analyses of large-scale epidemiology data and electronic health records, practical knowledge of translating structured and unstructured datasets into information for epidemiologic and clinical investigation, familiarity with wet-lab aspects of molecular epidemiology, strong writing and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team with collaborators.
Postdoctoral scholars will be mentored to pursue independent research careers. The University of Chicago offers outstanding training opportunities for multidisciplinary epidemiology research by providing state of the art research resources encompassing a large number of faculty members involved in environmental, molecular/genomic, and statistical aspects of epidemiological research; access to biostatistical and bioinformatics support, and clinical data/biospecimen repositories from multiethnic and global populations.
Please send a letter including a statement of research interests and future goals, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references to: Dr. Brian Chiu (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application review will begin immediately but will continue until the position is filled.
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Posted on 04/09/2019
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