Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Jun 24,2019 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

The Departments of Sociomedical Sciences and Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York City invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist with interest in implementation science, cancer health disparities, and/or breast cancer prevention and control.

The fellow will join a research team with active NIH and American Cancer Society funded projects on a range of cancer disparities topics, including improving evidence-based breast cancer screening practices in diverse populations; investigating the role of mammographic breast density in breast cancer risk, screening, and clinical risk assessment; understanding the sources and strategies for addressing cancer health disparities with a focus on urban, racial minority and immigrant populations; understanding the implementation and de-implementation of breast cancer screening guidelines and practices in clinical and community settings; and examining the long-term sustainability of cancer screening programs across diverse real-world contexts. The research conducted includes clinical, community-based and population-based studies, with extensive epidemiologic and clinical data. Biospecimen and qualitative data are also available for subsets of these studies. Numerous training, career development and research opportunities are available in implementation science and cancer prevention and control through the Irving Institute/CTSA’s Implementation Science Initiative, and Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The fellow is expected to increase his/her methodological and substantive knowledge of cancer prevention/control and implementation science, build skills for developing and implementing research studies, and have opportunities to lead and/or co-author manuscript publications. S/he will perform population health research activities, including developing and implementing research protocols, designing and conducting studies, performing data analyses, preparing manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, delivering presentations at scientific meetings, assisting in the development of grant proposals, and providing other research and methodological support for existing and ongoing studies. Opportunities to develop and write funding proposals for pilot and ancillary studies within larger ongoing studies are also available.

The position offers up to two years of postdoctoral fellowship with compensation commensurate with experience, excellent benefits package and funds for travel to professional conferences and meetings. Individuals with the following characteristics will be competitive for the position: strong motivation and commitment to a career in cancer research, excellent communication and quantitative and/or qualitative skills, ability to conduct self-directed and collaborative research.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD, Dr. PH, ScD or other doctoral degree in epidemiology or other public health disciplines, behavioral or social sciences, psychology, population health research, or closely related field.

Candidates with prior postdoctoral training are also eligible to apply.