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Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Radiation Biostatistics
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Organization: University of California San Francisco
Posted: 6/7/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Informatics
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: San Francisco,  CA   
Position Description: The Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics (DEB) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has an opening for a post-doctoral research scholar in the field of radiation epidemiology and biostatistics who will work under the leadership of Dr. Lydia Zablotska, MD, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology in the DEB and Leader, Occupational and Environmental Area of Concentration. The successful candidate will have access to the extensive resources of the DEB, and will work primarily on analyses related to the Canadian Fluoroscopy Cohort Study (CFCS) and other large cohort studies of occupational and environmental radiation exposures. More information on Dr. Zablotska’s research program can be found at:

This is a full-time position and the postdoctoral research scholar will receive an annual salary commensurate with experience. The position is funded through an NIH grant for two years with a possibility for renewal. A competitive candidate will be an independent, solution-oriented thinker with background in analyzing large data sets interested in preparing for an academic career. The candidate will lead several analyses of data and develop manuscripts independently and in collaboration with Dr. Zablotska for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will prepare abstracts for conferences and grant proposals for new projects.

Qualifications: Required: - A PhD or equivalent degree in biostatistics/ bioinformatics or related field. - Outstanding analytical skills and willingness to learn new methods for analysis of radiation risks. - Programming experience in statistical and scripting languages (R, SAS, etc.). - Familiarity with database management. - Strong writing and verbal communication skills and a desire to publish. - Experience of applying a variety of statistical analytical techniques to large datasets. Preferred: - Knowledge of Bayesian analysis and programming experience in Linux/UNIX system will be a plus.

Organization Description: The UCSF Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics - the largest department of epidemiology in the University of California system in terms of full-time primary faculty and the number of affiliated faculty - aims to carry out its educational, scientific, and clinical missions within the highly interdisciplinary culture of UCSF and to take a transdisciplinary approach to education and research.

Closing Date: 9/7/2018
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Contact Name: Racquel Glass,  Project Coordinator
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How to Apply: Applications will be accepted through August 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the following items as a single PDF to Racquel Glass, CFCS Project Coordinator, at 1. A cover letter with a statement of research interests (1pg). 2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) or extended resume with bibliography. 3. Three letters of recommendation.

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