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Job Title: Nutrition & Cancer Epidemiology Post-doctoral Fellow
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Organization: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Posted: 4/11/2024
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Houston,  TX    USA
Position Description: This position will focus on studying how diet and other potentially modifiable host factors impact the gut microbiome, the immune response, and clinical outcomes in melanoma and other cancers. The post-doctoral candidate will be involved in the design and analysis of patient cohorts, human intervention, and parallel preclinical studies. Candidates must have a strong background in epidemiology and biostatistics (SAS and/or R), as well as nutrition/other relevant biological science to work with a multidisciplinary clinical research team. This position is under the direct supervision of Emory & NCI alum Dr. Carrie Daniel-MacDougall, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Epidemiology, and Dr. Jennifer McQuade, M.D., M.S., M.A., Lac, Associate Professor, Melanoma Medical Oncology. Additional data and collaborative projects for a productive and skilled epidemiologist include prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, integrative medicine and cancer prevention. The trainee will be housed in the Department of Epidemiology, a supportive and collaborative academic environment for epidemiological research with the purpose of acquiring new knowledge related to endpoints across the cancer continuum - from risk through survivorship. The Epidemiology post-doc will also benefit from interactions with research dietitians and clinical research fellows.

Qualifications: A competitive candidate will have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree/formal training in Epidemiology; and significant experience and/or degree in the biological sciences and biostatistics. A clear interest in nutrition and cancer with a proven track record of publications and proficiency in conducting independent statistical analyses and writing original research manuscripts is required. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are strongly encouraged to apply, as they are additionally eligible for independent funding opportunities.

Organization Description: MD Anderson Cancer Center is consistently the No. 1 hospital for cancer care in the nation, located within the largest medical complex in the world. It is part of the University of Texas academic system and located in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston, TX - an affordable, global city and excellent place to launch an independent research career.

Closing Date: 6/1/2024
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Contact Name: Carrie Daniel MacDougall,  Nutrition & Cancer Epidemiology Post-doctoral Fellow
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Requisition #: 106100-202401160948

Department: Epidemiology

Additional Information: The position is hybrid (remote work is the norm but on-site presence is required each week). Stipend starts at $64k + benefits with additional pay based on experience.

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