Assistant Professor

The Division of Cancer Etiology within the Department of Population Sciences is seeking applications for a faculty position as Assistant Professor in the Beckman Research Institute. The successful applicant will have a PhD in epidemiology or related field and will have completed a postdoctoral fellowship with experience in genetics. The successful applicant will also have training in statistical genetics. It is desired that the applicant have experience in developing small intervention prevention trials testing how genetics influences and epigenetic phenomenon alter cancer risk and cancer survivorship. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a program in intervention research focusing initially on the impact of physical activity on cancer risk and cancer survivorship. The goal of such a research program would be to understand the mechanisms by which physical activity reduces cancer risk or extends survival following completion of cancer therapy. The successful candidate shall have demonstrated research excellence in epidemiology and the development of grant proposals. In addition to developing a program focused on intervention studies, the successful candidate will conduct analyses of the California Teachers Study, focusing on genetic etiology of breast cancer and interactions between genetics and exposures. The successful candidate will also have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, a record of interdisciplinary collaboration and experience in writing grant applications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, applicants must submit curriculum vitae, letter of interest describing the objectives and goals of the anticipated research program, and the names of three references to Leslie Bernstein, PhD, Division Director at [email protected] Or, upload all documents into one PDF when applying.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Must possess PhD in Epidemiology or related field
  • Completed postdoctoral training
  • Training in statistical genetics

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