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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.

Biostatistician with the Prostate Cancer Epidemiology Team

The Prostate Cancer Epi Team at Harvard School of Public Health has a biostatistician position available. The statistician will undertake a broad range of database development and data analyses to support the research efforts of the prostate cancer team. In addition to survival analysis and logistic regression, s/he will also perform analyses on large, complex datasets that include microarray data analyses for gene-expression profiling and genome-wide association study of genetic datasets. The statistician will also produce tables and graphs in publication-quality form and present results to senior investigators. In addition to working closely with the epidemiology team, the statistician will have the opportunity to interact closely with other biostatistical colleagues at HSPH as well as Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There will be opportunities to work together to develop new statistical methodologies to approach complex research questions. Additional duties include training and assisting other students, post-docs, and research affiliates in the use of statistical methods, as well as other duties as needed/assigned.

Please send a statement of interest and CV to David Havelick (dhavelic@hsph.harvard.edu).

Posted November 14, 2014.

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 October 28, 2014.

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.

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