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Job Title: Post-doctoral Fellow – Cancer Prevention Studies
Job Number: 24359
Organization: American Cancer Society
Posted: 8/24/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: Fellows will design a research program focused on identifying and/or clarifying associations of lifestyle, genetic and biologic factors with cancer incidence, mortality, survival or survivorship using data (and biospecimens) from two large nationwide prospective cohort studies, Cancer Prevention Study (CPS)-II and CPS- 3. Priority areas of epidemiology research at the American Cancer Society include breast and colorectal cancer, lung cancer and tobacco use, and physical activity, nutrition and obesity. Opportunities exist for research in other cancer outcomes and exposure areas such as hematologic and rare cancers, population genetics, molecular pathological epidemiology, and metabolomics. Each post-doctoral fellow will train under senior cancer epidemiology investigators to lead analyses, conduct, publish and present peer-review original epidemiologic research on causes, prevention, and control of cancer.

1. Analyze data from Cancer Prevention Study cohorts, Biospecimen repository and other databases to test specific questions or hypotheses concerning causes of various types of cancer.

2. Publish original scientific research in peer-review journals and present at professional meetings.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, population genetics, nutrition, public health or other relevant disciplines.

• Superior analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. • Ability to identify and prepare a proposal to examine an epidemiologic research question. • Experience in epidemiologic data analysis, with emphasis on cohort studies of cancer risk and survival. • Evidence of success in presenting results (oral and/or written) from epidemiologic data analysis in local, national or international settings. • Evidence of success in writing published manuscripts • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting.

• Statistical analysis of data from cohort studies using SAS, R or other statistical programs. • Familiarity with Certification in biomedical ethics training (CITI) and ability to maintain Human Subjects confidentiality.

Organization Description: At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We achieve our mission by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that give us the advantage over cancer.

Our work is important. And so are the people doing it. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to end the pain and suffering of cancer. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled. We value our employees and nearly 2.5 million volunteers around the globe that have stood with us through the years, and we will not rest until the fight is won. And that day is drawing nearer.

Closing Date: 11/24/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Stanley Merritt,  Senior Recruiter Talent Attraction
Contact Location: 250 Williams Street

Atlanta   GA  30303
United States
Contact Location: 250 Williams Street
  Atlanta   GA  30303
  United States
Contact Phone: 404-329-5712 
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Additional Information: We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities. We offer staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental and retirement benefits, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills.

Web Site Delete Date: 11/24/2017