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Post-doctoral position in cancer epidemiology and bioinformatics

The Channing Division of Network Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health has a post-doctoral position available to work in the area of ovarian and breast cancer epidemiology. The position is funded in part through an NCI training grant. The fellow would primarily work within the Nurses’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study II cohorts. Possible projects include the assessment of multiple pathways for cancer risk, including psychosocial stress, metabolism, inflammation, and hormones. Notably, many projects involve incorporation of high-dimensional assay data, including metabolomic profiling in plasma and other sample types, hormone metabolite measurement as well the molecular characterization of breast and ovarian tumor tissue. Access to several large consortia, including the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium, will be available. We are specifically looking for an individual with experience in bioinformatics or other high-dimensional data analysis with a strong interest in epidemiologic applications. Substantial experience would be gained in the conduct of cohort and nested case-control analyses, high-dimensional data analysis, manuscript writing, as well as in project management and grant writing.  Fellow would work primarily with Drs. Shelley Tworoger and Elizabeth Poole.

Please send a statement of interest, CV and names of 3 references to Margaret Codianni (nhmec@channing.harvard.edu).

Posted September 25, 2014.

Research Assistant with Boston Mammography Cohort Study

The Boston Mammography Cohort Study is seeking a research assistant interested in working 10-15 hours per week beginning this August.  Responsibilities include study recruitment, enrollment, and data entry.  The ideal candidate will be highly organized, attentive to detail, confident in interactions with hospital staff and patients, and fluent in both English and Spanish.  High school diploma and 1-2 years of additional education or work experience are required, and completion of a bachelor’s degree is preferred.  If interested, please contact Rulla Tamimi, ScD at nhrmt@channing.harvard.edu

Posted August 15, 2014.

Postdoctoral fellow with the Breast Cancer Epi Team

We have a post-doctoral position available to work in the area of breast cancer epidemiology.  The position would be based at the Channing Division of Network Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health, and involve working primarily with the Nurses’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study II cohorts.  A number of interesting and diverse projects are ongoing or recently funded.  Projects include the assessment of lifestyle factors, mammographic density, multiple plasma and genetic markers, as well as tissue markers in relation to risk of breast cancer.  Several of these projects also involve the molecular characterization of tumor tissue, as well as risk prediction modeling.  Substantial experience would be gained in the conduct of cohort and nested case-control analyses, manuscript writing, as well as in project management and grant writing.  Fellow would work primarily with Drs. Rulla Tamimi and Heather Eliassen.

Please send a statement of interest, CV and names of 3 references to Maggie Harrison .
The position is available starting in fall 2014.

Technical Research Assistant, Level II

We are currently recruiting for an intermediate laboratory position to perform laboratory work and office duties associated with the cohorts’ biorepository under supervision of the Senior Lab Manager at the Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Routine duties involve all aspects of receiving, processing, storing and performing quality control for newly collected biospecimens entering the biorepository, including but not limited to organizing, planning, data recordation, specimen processing, and quality control as assigned by the Project Manager under the direction of the Lab Manager.   Specifically the job entails processing a wide variety of biospecimens including blood, hair, toenails, urine, saliva, stool and urine; recording collection details in the Laboratory Management System (LIMS); overseeing the receipt of specimen collection kits and coordinating kit deliveries with a shipping company; communicating and troubleshooting issues in the collection as they arise; retrieving and aliquoting frozen biospecimens from liquid nitrogen storage tanks to send to collaborating labs for analysis; and assisting with data entry, data management, and data cleaning Additional duties include: assistance with storing and organizing specimens in liquid nitrogen vapor freezers for future analysis; monitoring the liquid nitrogen storage facility; and responding to freezer emergency and oxygen sensor alarms. More information can be found here.

To apply, please send a resume by email to Sherry Sawyer or Janine Neville-Golden

Applications will be considered as they arrive.
Posted April 8, 2014.

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