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Postdoctoral fellowship

The Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position to perform multidisciplinary research elucidating the molecular and genetic mechanisms of the development and progression of prostate cancer. Areas of research include combining genome-wide association study data with gene expression array data to predict lethal prostate cancer, analyzing metabolomics data to determine metabolites associated with grade, and integration of traditional epidemiologic exposures with genetic data. These studies are primarily conducted within two long-running prospective cohorts, the Health Professionals Follow-up Study and the Physicians’ Health Study, with thousands of prostate cancers diagnosed. We have pre-diagnostic blood, and diagnostic and surgical tissue from many participants as well as lifestyle data, clinical covariates, and extended follow-up making this an exceptional population for molecular epidemiologic studies.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics, or related fields. This position requires a motivated candidate with previous experience in genomic analysis, programming/bioinformatics proficiency, and excellent writing skills. The candidate will work directly with Dr. Kathryn Penney and Dr. Meir Stampfer, as well as in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary group of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, pathologists, geneticists, urologists, and oncologists.

Interested candidates should send their CV and a cover letter describing their research interests and experience to: Dr. Kathryn Penney, Channing Division of Network Medicine, 181 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115.

Posted August 13, 2015.

Bioinformatics Analyst in the Shuji Ogino Lab

I am seeking candidates for a Bioinformatics Analyst position in my Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE) Laboratory at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA, USA. Please email me ( your CV or any inquiry. Click on this link for more information.

Posted May 4, 2015.

Postdoctoral fellowship(s)

Postdoctoral research fellowship(s) are available at the Channing Division of Network Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, with a focus on cancer epidemiology, with opportunities to study breast, colon, ovarian, uterine, prostate, or a variety of other cancers. The position(s) are funded through an NIH T32 training grant, with eligibility requirements of US citizenship or permanent residency. The fellow(s) will work 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, inflammation, mammographic density, multiple plasma and genetic markers, as well as tissue markers in relation to cancer risk and survival.  Several of these projects involve high-dimensional data, including gene expression, GWAS, and metabolomics.  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.  We are seeking individuals with a PhD in epidemiology or related field. Fellow(s) would work within our highly collaborative and productive Chronic Diseases Epidemiology group; a list of cancer epidemiology faculty can be found here.

Please send a statement of interest, CV and names of 3 references to Maggie Harrison.

Posted March 9, 2015.

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