A full-time postdoctoral
research fellowship in Epidemiology, Global Health and Cancer
Research is available starting as soon as possible. The fellow
will work on a prospective cohort data of epidemiology,
genomics and microbiomics of persistent high risk HPV
infection and cervical cancer, and the development of cervical
cancer prevention research in Africa and the United States.
The post-doc is expected
to contribute to study design, implementation, project
management, data analysis, and manuscript development within
the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Institute of
Human Virology, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention. The
post-doc will work with multidisciplinary teams across several
departments and institutes at the University of Maryland,
Baltimore, other U.S. and international universities. The
context of the research is an ongoing global effort to conduct
genomics research and build capacity in Africa through several
initiatives including the H3Africa initiative. The position
will require international travel for project planning, study
initiation and oversight.
challenges and opportunities for career progression are
available for a motivated, high quality candidate. Research
activities will include analyses of complex genomics data,
database development and management, project management,
qualitative and quantitative research, systematic reviews, and
modeling related to cancer, oncogenic virus infections and
other NCDs and their impact, and writing of publications for
peer-reviewed journals. Applicants should be experienced in
one or more of these methodologies. Other tasks may include
preparing study protocols, study design and implementation,
oversight of junior researchers, presentation at national and
international scientific meetings, and grant writing. There
are opportunities to work on other relevant projects as well.
We are seeking
candidates with a doctoral degree in epidemiology, nutrition,
behavioral sciences, or related health field with substantive
knowledge of cancer and genomics epidemiology. A strong
quantitative background, ideally with SAS, R and genomics
analyses programming skills is required; the ability to work
independently and collaboratively; strong organizational and
record keeping skills; fluent English writing and verbal
skills; and inter-disciplinary attitude. Experience in field
work and working in low- and middle-income countries a plus.
The position is renewal annually based on satisfactory
performance. Position available immediately.
Applicant must have an MD/MBBS and/or PhD
degree (in epidemiology or related discipline) and a
documented track record of publications.
To apply for this position:
The University of Maryland School of
Medicine offers a competitive salary and benefits.
Appointments are made commensurate with education and
experience. The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal
Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to