A full-time postdoctoral research fellowship in Epidemiology,Global Health and Cancer Research is available starting as soon as possible. Thefellow will work on a prospective cohort data of epidemiology, genomics andmicrobiomics of persistent high risk HPV infection and cervical cancer, and thedevelopment of cervical cancer prevention research in Africa and the UnitedStates.
The post-doc is expected to contribute to studydesign, implementation, project management, data analysis, and manuscriptdevelopment within the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Institute ofHuman Virology, Division of Epidemiology and Prevention. The post-doc will workwith multidisciplinary teams across several departments and institutes at the Universityof Maryland, Baltimore, other U.S. and international universities. The context of the research is an ongoingglobal effort to conduct genomics research and build capacity in Africa throughseveral initiatives including the H3Africa initiative. The position willrequire international travel for project planning, study initiation andoversight.
Exciting scientific challenges and opportunitiesfor career progression are available for a motivated, high quality candidate. Researchactivities will include analyses of complex genomics data, database developmentand management, project management, qualitative and quantitative research, systematicreviews, and modeling related to cancer, oncogenic virus infections and otherNCDs and their impact, and writing of publications for peer-reviewed journals. Applicants should be experienced in one ormore of these methodologies. Other tasks may include preparing study protocols,study design and implementation, oversight of junior researchers, presentationat national and international scientific meetings, and grant writing. There areopportunities to work on other relevant projects as well.
We are seeking candidates with a doctoral degreein epidemiology, nutrition, behavioral sciences, or related health field withsubstantive knowledge of cancer and genomics epidemiology. A strongquantitative background, ideally with SAS, R and genomics analyses programmingskills is required; the ability to work independently and collaboratively;strong organizational and record keeping skills; fluent English writing and verbalskills; and inter-disciplinary attitude.
Experience in field work and working in low-and middle-income countries a plus. The position is renewal annually based onsatisfactory performance. Positionavailable immediately.